Responses to the Tooke inquiry show support for his proposals

BMJ 2008; 336 doi: (Published 10 January 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;336:66
  1. Zosia Kmietowicz
  1. 1London

    The proposals in the final report from the inquiry into postgraduate medical training led by John Tooke (see News doi: 10.1136/bmj.39455.498600.4E) drew widespread support across the medical professions.

    “Under MMC, trainees are required to make specialty choices far too early in their career without having gained enough experience or the opportunity to experience ‘taster placements’ in other related specialties they may subsequently prefer. The college strongly favours training which allows a greater freedom of movement between specialties.”

    “The virtually unanimous positive response by the medical profession to the report is unparalleled, and so we very much hope that the report is accepted by the government and implemented without delay.”

    “It is vital that the …

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