Hello and goodbyeBMJ 1999; 319 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.319.7205.327a (Published 31 July 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;319:327
- Colin Douglas, doctor and novelist
As another batch of junior house officers ticks off the last few days to full registration and yet another brood of recently retired medical students assembles nervously to fill their places, I worry all over again about what the former have endured and what the latter are about to face.
I worry both as a current user of quite large numbers of house officers and as the survivor or the very different regime of 30 years ago. I claim no expertise, only …