Learning for junior hospital doctors

BMJ 2005; 330 doi: (Published 03 March 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;330:536
  1. Kieran Walsh, editorial registrar (bmjlearning{at}
  1. BMJ Learning

    BMJ Learning is an interactive learning website that offers online resources to help train and test your skills in a variety of clinical and non-clinical topics. So far we have concentrated on general practitioners, but we have now launched a new group of modules for junior hospital doctors.

    The material for hospital doctors is aimed at doctors in their foundation years (the first two years after graduation). The new curriculum for these years states that trainees must learn generic skills that are necessary to practise as a good doctor. Examples include skills that will enable them to deal with ethical dilemmas and those that will help them work well in a team. We have published learning modules on these subjects: if you want practical and evidence based advice on how to deal with drug reps or what to do if you or a member of your team gets a needlestick injury then these modules are for you.

    The other main thrust of the new curriculum is the care of acutely ill patients. All trainees must learn about the diagnosis and management of acute conditions, how to prioritise emergency work, and when to call for help. We have published modules on core emergency topics such as pulmonary embolism and cardiac failure. Over the next few months we will publish more material on topics like these. To look at any of these modules just click on and off you go. And if there is anything that you would especially like to learn about, please let us know.

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