New Medical Education Standards Board will lower standards

BMJ 2002; 324 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.324.7345.1095 (Published 04 May 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;324:1095
  1. Neville W Goodman, consultant anaesthetist (Nev.W.Goodman@bris.ac.uk),
  2. Paul Abrams, professor of urology
  1. Bristol Urological Institute, Southmead Hospital, Bristol BS10 5NB

    EDITOR—The government's intended reorganisation of postgraduate medical education received little mention in the BMJ until Pereira Gray's editorial,1 which outlined the proposals2 but gave little analysis. By contrast, the analysis in an editorial in the British Journal of General Practice—whose view we agree with—was extremely critical.3

    The new Medical Education Standards Board, half of whose 24 members are intended to be lay members, will be the single body overseeing curriculums, standards, and the registration of …

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