Skills and knowledge should be tested in postgraduate exams

BMJ 1995; 310 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.310.6989.1266a (Published 13 May 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;310:1266
  1. Brian Cook,
  2. Anita Sarmah
  1. Registrar Senior house officer Department of Anaesthetics, Western General Hospital, Edinburgh EH4 2XU

    EDITOR,—Recent correspondence has highlighted the deficiencies of various groups attending cardiac arrest.1 2 3 We believe that doctors are motivated to practise basic life support skills and learn guidelines on advanced life support mainly when these are required for career advancement. One example of this is the fellowship of the Royal College of Anaesthetists: life support is included in the curriculum for the examination for parts 1 and 3, and candidates know that they will be …

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