The revalidation questionBMJ 2008; 337 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.a1353 (Published 20 August 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;337:a1353
- Des Spence, general practitioner, Glasgow
It was 1995, and I had smoothed down my hair, flattened my John Major suit, and adjusted my silk tie—this was my viva examination for membership of the royal college. This was a time of Russian roulette examinations, and everything depended on the examiners. My goal was to be just like them, such is the power of peer pressure. A hot question then, as now, was revalidation, and I had my response learnt, though without the pain of experience.
The ideas behind revalidation seem like common sense: …