Medical students are positive about the future

BMJ 1995; 310 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.310.6978.528a (Published 25 February 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;310:528
  1. Rupert Gauntlett
  1. Chairman BMA Medical Students Committee, London WC1H 9JP

    EDITOR,—It is unfortunate that an editorial entitled “The inhumanity of medicine” should focus on medical students.1 Many would argue that students are in a better position than hardened professionals to spot inhumanities in established procedures and are more perceptive of insensitive behaviour towards patients. D J Weatherall seems to blame students and juniors for the situation in which they find themselves rather than the educational, political, and medical authorities. Can 15 year olds be held …

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