In an ideal world minority associations would not be needed, but this isn't an ideal worldBMJ 1994; 309 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.309.6955.645b (Published 10 September 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;309:645
- S Kumar
In an ideal world, where there was fairness and equity at all levels, there would be no need for associations such as the BMA or the Overseas Doctors Association. Unfortunately, we do not live in an ideal world and therefore need representation in our social and professional lives.
The number of doctors from commonwealth countries coming to Britain for postgraduate training peaked during the 1950s to 1970s. The lack of organised training programmes meant that many of them ended …