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New doctors benefit from induction scheme

BMJ 2004; 329 doi: (Published 01 October 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;329:0410352b
  1. Michael Roberts, Professor1
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Newly qualified doctors are more confident and clinically competent at work if given an initial induction period into their jobs (Med Educ 2004;38:998- 1001). Research has suggested that preregistration house officers (PRHOs) feel ill equipped when they first start working. Michael Roberts, professor of medical education for clinical practice at Queen Mary and Westfield, Barts, and the London Medical Schools, explained,

My personal observation was of struggling new PRHOs who were mainly coming to me as their …

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