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Letters Teaching junior doctors

A little learning

BMJ 2011; 342 doi: (Published 10 May 2011) Cite this as: BMJ 2011;342:d2893
  1. Nick Everitt, consultant surgeon1
  1. 1Chesterfield Royal Hospital, Chesterfield, Derbyshire S44 5BL, UK
  1. nicke{at}

I doubt that there has been deterioration in the fundamental personal attributes of medical school applicants and trainees entering higher professional training. However, the capabilities of those in training grades are lower than required before training was “reformed.” Not only is this a disservice to those entering training but it has added significantly to consultant …

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