The errr-portfolioBMJ 2009; 339 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.b2863 (Published 15 July 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;339:b2863
- Des Spence, general practitioner, Glasgow
There was no need for a pipe, old school tie inspection, or manly back slapping. But punctuality, hard work, being pleasant, passing your exams, and conforming to professional norms saw doctors admitted to their chosen postgraduate specialty. Educational assessment was down to judgment and opinion. Problems were dealt with by a quiet word and some remedial intervention. However, these were the dark ages of the 1990s, and now education has “uniform validated assessments,” all overseen by expensive and distant “inclusive” quangos full of Whitehall grandees and …
Log in using your username and password
Log in through your institution
Register for a free trial to thebmj.com to receive unlimited access to all content on thebmj.com for 14 days.
Sign up for a free trial