Medical students should be added to GMC register, says judgeBMJ 2005; 330 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.330.7500.1104 (Published 12 May 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;330:1104
- Deborah Cohen
Janet Smith, the judge who chaired the Shipman inquiry, has called for students to be put on the UK General Medical Council's medical register to establish that they have the right values and attitudes to practise patient centred medicine.
Speaking at a GMC conference on medical education earlier this week, she said the fifth report of the inquiry highlighted the need to ensure that people become fit and proper doctors and that they have the right characteristics to be of service.
Drawing on her own experience of barrister training—during which students can be …