Half of all doctors are worse than averageBMJ 2009; 339 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.b5605 (Published 23 December 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;339:b5605
- Kinesh Patel, junior doctor
The General Medical Council sent me a letter last week saying that I had a licence to practise. All I had to do was to return a slip of paper to get it, but it was a bit of a relief all the same. However, it did make me think. How would you rate your competence: (1) awful, (2) below average, (3) average, (4) above average, or (5) superb?
Let me guess: most of you selected 4, with a few choosing 5 or 3. None of us really likes to think of ourselves …