Letters GMC and independent training review

The Shape of Training report: misreported evidence, unpersuasive excuses

BMJ 2015; 351 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.h3624 (Published 02 July 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;351:h3624
  1. Richard Wakeford, life fellow1
  1. 1Hughes Hall, Cambridge CB1 2EW, UK
  1. rew5{at}cam.ac.uk

So the “independent” Shape of Training report1 is tainted by political shenanigans, unsuccessful resorting to lawyers,2 and unpersuasive excuses.3 To support a major thesis, it also misreports evidence it received.

A major recommendation is to register medical students a year earlier, based on information from the team’s site visits and from the Medical Schools Council. In its original evidence document (published in July 2013 but now removed from its website), the …

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