Junior doctors' trainingBMJ 1994; 308 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.308.6930.722c (Published 12 March 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;308:722
- S E Binyon,
- G J Ingrams
- Birmingham B29 4LS.
EDITOR, - P R Eldridge holds several of the more common misconceptions about training in other countries in the European Union.1 Europe is not a single entity, and the quality of postgraduate medical training varies enormously. Eldridge's statement that “continental Europeans are not trained to a standard equivalent to that in Britain” is not only inaccurate but offensive. Some European countries have better health outcome measures than Britain. This must be due at least partly to superior training of health care professionals.
Eldridge believes that the processes in Britain to assess both trainees and training programmes …