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Letters Regulating medical students

Misconduct is a behaviour, not a state

BMJ 2010; 340 doi: (Published 28 May 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;340:c2852
  1. Andrew J Ashworth, GP principal1
  1. 1Davidson’s Mains Medical Centre, Edinburgh EH4 5BP
  1. andrew.ashworth{at}

    In Yates and James’s paper on identifying risk factors at medical school for subsequent professional misconduct, “professional misconduct” and “found to have shown professional misconduct” are the same.1 These are related but not identical outcomes. An alternative interpretation of their findings would be that the British …

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