Letters MTAS

Lessons from the disaster

BMJ 2007; 334 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.39234.460440.3A (Published 07 June 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;334:1180
  1. John J Turner, consultant physician
  1. University Hospital Aintree, Liverpool L9 7AL
  1. john.turner{at}aintree.nhs.uk

    Some lessons must be swiftly learnt from the Medical Training Application Service (MTAS) experience.1 The BMA and the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges have been made to look feeble and ineffectual after entering into “partnership” roles with the Department of Health. The postgraduate deans have been notably silent and have behaved as willing accomplices in the promotion of MTAS. The deaneries have declined as …

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