Career Focus

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BMJ 1997; 314 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.314.7074.3 (Published 11 January 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997;314:S3-7074

Given the potentially career crunching decisions that the Specialist Training Authority must make, it is no doubt prudent that there is an appeals structure. Doctors whose application for a certificate of completion of specialist training fails have up to three months to appeal. The STA suggests that a review of the decision with the appropriate royal college should be the first step, not least because written appeals attract a fee of £250, and oral hearings £500. Cases will be assessed by a panel of three: an independent legally qualified chairman and two college fellows who have hitherto not been involved in the case. Details from the STA, 1 Wimpole Street, London, W1M 8AE (tel 0171 495 1928)

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