Letters Wastage in clinical trials

Involvement of medical students and junior doctors in research

BMJ 2015; 350 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.h283 (Published 20 January 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;350:h283
  1. Michael T Stoddart, foundation doctor1
  1. 1Royal United Hospital, Bath BA1 3NG, UK
  1. michael.stoddart{at}nhs.net

What a waste of public money, patients’ time, and the time of those at the bottom of the research ladder—interviewers, questionnaire writers, and data collectors.1

Medical students and junior doctors try to stand out among their peers. Publications mean extra …

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