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“Clearing house” is needed to match available junior doctors to unfilled SHO posts

BMJ 1997; 315 doi: (Published 18 October 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997;315:1016
  1. P Leman, Specialist registrara,
  2. F Little, Specialist registrara,
  3. A Duby, Registrara,
  4. D J Williams, Clinical directora
  1. a Accident and Emergency Department, St Thomas's Hospital, London SE1 7EH

    Editor—We wish to report a recent unexpected experience in recruitment of senior house officers. A single post as senior house officer in the accident and emergency department of St Thomas's Hospital, a teaching hospital in London, was advertised in the BMJ on 28 June 1997, the appointment to start just five weeks later. Within the subsequent 10 days 233 applications were received. Only four other posts as senior house officer in accident and emergency were advertised in the same edition of the journal, …

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