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The hidden curriculum

BMJ 2005; 331 doi: (Published 03 November 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;331:1056
  1. Kieran Walsh, clinical editor (
  1. BMJ Learning

    When I started working as a house officer there was no curriculum. One year later, the hospital where I worked had laid out a basic outline of what senior house officers should learn. We were to learn how basic sciences applied to medicine and clinical skills. But six months later, after many no-shows by tutors and trainers, we learnt that the curriculum was a dry piece of paper and nothing more. In contrast, the hidden curriculum was living …

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