The preregistration year

BMJ 1994; 308 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.308.6933.921 (Published 02 April 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;308:921
  1. T D S Seddon
  1. Otumoeta Health Centre, Tauranga, New Zealand.

    EDITOR, - The befuddled thinking that permeates medical education is evident in P I M Allen and B M Colls's uncritical enthusiasm.1 They praise New Zealand's trainee intern year, which originated partly because of a shortage of house officers and partly because of deficiencies in medical training. They offer no objective evidence of its benefits other than that expressed by self selected Australian medical students.

    The described programme is proof of how the postgraduate years trap the …

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