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BMJ 2005; 330 doi: (Published 07 April 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;330:838
  1. Faiyaz Mohammed, specialist registrar in gastroenterology (
  1. Manchester Royal Infirmary, Manchester

    Several years ago I had just obtained my MRCP and was feeling on top of the world. A short term post for second on call became available at my hospital, and I was deemed capable of filling it. As it was my first such job, I asked for some advice from the other registrars on the unit. A common theme among them was to be wary of inpatient medical referrals from the …

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