Implementing guidance on hepatitis B for applicants to medical school is time consuming

BMJ 1997; 314 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.314.7075.225 (Published 18 January 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997;314:225
  1. Siân Williams, Locum consultanta,
  2. Catherine Ellinghouse, Senior nursea,
  3. Brenda Griffiths, Nurse advisera,
  4. Anne Cockcroft, Senior lecturera
  1. a Occupational Health and Safety Unit, Royal Free Hampstead NHS Trust and School of Medicine, London NW3 5UL

    Editor–Gordon Parker and Susan Jenkins report medical schools' policy on hepatitis B status for applicants to the schools,1 and R J C Gilson comments on their findings in an editorial.2 We have noted problems in implementing the requirement that successful applicants to medical school should produce evidence of immunisation against, or non-carriage of, hepatitis B before starting their course.3

    Our medical school's prospectus contains information about hepatitis B. Last year, students who were offered a place were asked to return …

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