Test medical students while preclinical

BMJ 1994; 308 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.308.6937.1161a (Published 30 April 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;308:1161
  1. A G Elder
  1. Senior registrar in occupational medicine, Glasgow Occupational Health, Glasgow G1 1JA.

    EDITOR,--A M L Lever may be right in declaring that routine testing for hepatitis B e antigen before students enter medical school sets a dangerous precedent but is wrong to imply that infected students present no risk to patients.1 Medical students are likely to help in theatre during their clinical years and during the preregistration year as house surgeons. Unless universities alter the curriculums to abolish such clinical experience or the …

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