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Secretaries for PRHOs

BMJ 2001; 322 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.322.7297.1313/a (Published 26 May 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;322:1313
  1. James Owen Drife, professor of obstetrics and gynaecology
  1. Leeds

    My son the trainee solicitor, in his first salaried post after five years at university, is the equivalent, I suppose, of a preregistration house officer (PRHO). Nevertheless, he has his own telephone and an answering machine that suggests to callers that they either leave a message or speak to his secretary.

    As a houseman I had no secretary. I filled in my own forms, delivered samples, and found films deep in the X-ray stores. On teaching …

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