BriefingBMJ 1997; 314 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.314.7094.3a (Published 31 May 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997;314:S3a-7094
And while the i's and t's of Calman are dotted and crossed, debate continues about its effect on doctors' careers. One consequence of the harmonisation of specialist qualifications across Europe, Dr PE Shannon writes, is that completion of specialist training and eligibility for a consultant post are now simultaneous. This, argues Dr Shannon, a senior specialist registrar in anaesthetics, ironically reduces the likelihood that British doctors will take a year out to work in Europe. No doubt he is not alone in hoping for a quick and imaginative solution to the problem.