No time to train the surgeons: Choosing trainees carefully may be the solution

BMJ 2004; 328 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.328.7448.1134-b (Published 06 May 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;328:1134
  1. Vipin Zamvar, consultant cardiothoracic surgeon (zamvarv@hotmail.com)
  1. Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, Edinburgh EH16 4SU

    EDITOR—Chikwe et al mainly blame the Calman reforms and the European Working Time Directive for the crisis in surgical training.1 Maybe a share of the blame lies with the medical establishment, especially the royal colleges and postgraduate deans, who have an influential role in selecting trainees.

    Some trainees have two …

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