Guest facultyBMJ 1999; 318 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.318.7182.545a (Published 20 February 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;318:545
- James Owen Drife, professor of obstetrics and gynaecology
Southern California is often portrayed as being on another planet, so it came as a surprise, at a meeting there recently, to find that the doctors did not arrive on roller blades, wearing fluorescent shades.
Lecturing abroad is straightforward if you have invented a new technique like transspecies fertilisation or minimal access caesarean section. If, however, the purpose of the meeting is local postgraduate education the guest faculty becomes uneasy and asks itself thoughtful questions.