Hepatitis B and admission to medical school

BMJ 1994; 308 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.308.6937.1161 (Published 30 April 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;308:1161
  1. Rupert Gauntlett,
  2. Mark Bailey
  1. Medical student representative, Chairman, BMA medical students committee, London WC1H 9JP.

    New policy unclear and unreasonable

    EDITOR,--We agree with A M L Lever's editorial on hepatitis B and medical students.1 While some of our views on this subject have already been described,2 we should like to make several additional points.

    We strongly support existing practices whereby medical students are screened for hepatitis B virus and vaccinated early after admission to medical school. The medical school and each student share responsibility to complete the vaccination protocol. After this students should be investigated for …

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