Students whose behaviour causes concern: The GMC’s viewBMJ 2008; 337 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.a2876 (Published 29 December 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;337:a2876
- Joan Trowell, member
- 1General Medical Council, London NW1 3JN
These authors have shown a good understanding of the ethical professional behaviour expected of both medical students and doctors. It takes great personal resolve to confront a colleague whose behaviour is cavalier and who deliberately puts patients at risk. These students, in difficult circumstances far from home, tackled the situation maturely and are right to seek mechanisms to communicate their concerns about the inappropriate behaviour of a fellow student.
Students and doctors have a professional duty to work within the limits of their professional competence, to know …