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Appointment of Preregistration House Officers

Br Med J 1973; 2 doi: (Published 09 June 1973) Cite this as: Br Med J 1973;2:605
  1. J. Alexander-Williams,
  2. Ivor G. Stephenson


    A new programme to try and match the preferences of students and consultants in preregistration appointments has been designed after a survey of student opinion. It is based on five main principles: a standardized change-over date for posts; holding only one post in a teaching hospital; separate application for house physician and house surgeon appointments; application six months before the post becomes vacant; and two rounds for matching preferences.

    The programme has now been working successfully for a year and experience suggests that the ideal administrative size for it is that of a region or area health authority.