Letters New junior doctor contract

Medical students’ views on the new junior doctor contract

BMJ 2016; 352 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.i282 (Published 20 January 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;352:i282
  1. Sarim Siddiqui, student1,
  2. Ibtesham Hossain, student1,
  3. Samee Siddiqui, foundation year 2 doctor2,
  4. Mohammed Muntasir, student1,
  5. Mustafa Franka, student1,
  6. Umair Mughal, student1,
  7. Bashar Atalla, student1
  1. 1Imperial College London, London SW7 2AZ, UK
  2. 2London, UK
  1. sarim.siddiqui11{at}imperial.ac.uk

Coverage of the junior doctor contract proposals has focused on its immediate impact on those in postgraduate training and has overlooked the perspective of medical students—the junior doctors of tomorrow.1

Medical students remain the sole cohort expected to experience the full impact of the contracts, undertaking all future training under the proposed terms. Students currently accrue more debt than ever as a result of …

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