Career Focus


BMJ 1997; 314 doi: (Published 24 May 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997;314:S3b-7093

Things getting better as you move up the career ladder has been (arguably) a prime motivation for a generation of junior doctors. But a paper in the latest edition of Health Trends (1997;28:132-4) shows little change in job satisfaction and markers of mental and physical ill health with increasing seniority in a cohort study of junior doctors. But the study only has data on a sample of house officers turned senior house officers, so it is still possible that entering higher grades may show a different effect.

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