No time to train the surgeons: Choosing trainees carefully may be the solutionBMJ 2004; 328 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.328.7448.1134-b (Published 06 May 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;328:1134
- Vipin Zamvar, consultant cardiothoracic surgeon (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- 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 …