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GMC will fight to retain its role in medical education

BMJ 2006; 333 doi: (Published 12 October 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;333:772
  1. Michael Day
  1. London

    A leading figure at the General Medical Council has indicated that it will fight to retain its key role in medical education.

    England's chief medical officer, Liam Donaldson, said in his report in July that the GMC should lose its educational role and that responsibility for regulation of medical schools and undergraduate curriculums should go to the Postgraduate Medical Education and Training Board (BMJ 2006;333:163).

    Speaking last week at a meeting of senior figures in patient safety organised by the law firm Bevan Brittan, the GMC's director of strategy and planning, Paul Buckley, said that the body saw its education remit “as fundamental …

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