The problem with publicationsBMJ 2010; 341 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.c6252 (Published 03 December 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;341:c6252
- Esohe C Omoregie, foundation trainee, East Kent University Hospital Trust, Canterbury, UK
It is drummed into medical students and doctors across the world that, to get ahead, you need to get published. “Getting published” is often used as a catch-all term to refer to any writing that might boost academic credentials—presentations, leaflets, full papers, abstracts, guidelines, and so on.
In my first foundation year, I was no different from any other junior struggling to pull myself out of that cohort of trainees who wouldn’t get a …