Proposals may damage one of finest examples of postgraduate medical education

BMJ 1995; 311 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.311.7019.1573b (Published 09 December 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;311:1573
  1. Will Coppola, Chairman
  1. GP Registrar Committee, General Medical Services Committee London N7 0AP

    EDITOR,--Registrars in general practice neither are ill informed about nor misunderstand the proposals for summative assessment, as is suggested by T Stuart Murray and Jacky Hayden respectively.1 2 It is precisely because they perceive both the dangers to training that the plans threaten and the precipitate and unprofessional manner in which they are being implemented that so many future general practitioners are expressing so much concern.

    The two authors indicate the inconsistency and lack of rigour that are reflected in the assessment as proposed. One of the principal tenets of the package is that a national standard …

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