Training in general practice is also important for postregistration doctors

BMJ 1995; 310 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.310.6991.1405c (Published 27 May 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;310:1405
  1. Bill Cunningham,
  2. Brian Toms,
  3. Paddy Harrigan,
  4. Julian Turner,
  5. David Morgan
  1. Course organisers, Northumbria vocational training scheme for general practice Associate postgraduate dean Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and Dentistry, University of Newcastle, Newcastle upon Tyne NE2 4AB
  2. General practice trainer General practice trainer Ridley Medical Group, Blyth, Northumberland NE24 1DX

    EDITOR,—We were encouraged to read Joe Wilton's description of the progress made in including general practice as part of the preregistration year at St Mary's Hospital Medical School.1 His results confirm that general practice provides many educational opportunities, including increased clinical activities and longer teaching times compared with those for house officers based in hospitals. It is disappointing that this is the only established preregistration rotation in England. One wonders why this valuable …

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