Letters Postgraduate medical training

Broad based training is actively discouraged in UK postgraduate medical education

BMJ 2014; 348 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.g1398 (Published 12 February 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;348:g1398
  1. Prashant Kumar, senior house officer1
  1. 1Timaru Hospital, Timaru 7910, New Zealand
  1. prashant.kumar916{at}gmail.com

Greenway’s report highlights the frustrating contradictions that are embedded in postgraduate medical education and training in the UK.1 It rightly emphasises the need for more “broad based” clinicians to cope with the ever increasing demands of an ageing population.

However, trainees are actively discouraged from becoming more broad based. Those who try to gain clinical experience across a variety …

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