Colleges should have a special membership for doctors practising in another specialty

BMJ 1996; 313 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.313.7064.1085b (Published 26 October 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;313:1085
  1. J M Miller, Senior registrar in public health medicine,
  2. S J Cornell, Registrar in public health medicine
  1. Rotherham Health Authority, Rotherham S60 2UN

    EDITOR,—As it becomes more common for doctors to make several career moves, many will become members of several colleges or faculties. The unpalatable choice is either to pay multiple subscriptions or reluctantly to resign from all but the most recent.

    We suggest that the colleges should institute a special membership at reduced rates for doctors who are currently practising in another specialty. This would allow doctors to have continuing contact with areas of medicine in which they have more than a passing interest and would surely foster interspecialty understanding and cooperation.

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