Editorials

Careers advice for doctors

BMJ 1996; 313 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.313.7048.3 (Published 06 July 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;313:3
  1. Douglas Carnall,
  2. Richard Smith
  1. Editor, Career Focus BMJ, London WC1H 9JR
  2. Editor BMJ, London WC1H 9JR

    BMJ provides a new source of information

    Although unemployment among doctors is rare, many doctors express dissatisfaction with their work. This mismatch between expectation and reality may in part be due to doctors not receiving adequate advice on their careers. This week we launch a new section in the BMJ designed to respond to this lack. Career Focus, as the new section is known, will be published each week in the classified advertising supplements and will help keep doctors abreast of the many possible avenues that their working lives may follow.

    The one thing we know for sure about the NHS of the future is that it will be different from now. Last month the British Association of Medical Managers (BAMM) gathered together a team of hospital doctors and managers to play …

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