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Confessions of a collaborator

BMJ 2007; 334 doi: (Published 22 March 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;334:640
  1. James Owen Drife, professor of obstetrics and gynaecology Leeds (

    Listen, I was just doing the regional specialist training committee a favour. They're good people. They care about trainees. I happened to be there when they asked for volunteers, that's all. I didn't even know what “MTAS” stood for.

    Sure, I smelled a rat when shortlisting was postponed. Yes, I could have walked away when they said there were 500 candidates. But I felt committed. We all did. So we spent the best part of a week …

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