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Letters In praise of young doctors

Box ticking is a waste of time

BMJ 2012; 345 doi: (Published 06 August 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;345:e5202
  1. Clare E Price, foundation year 1 doctor1
  1. 1Mount Vernon Hospital, Northwood HA6 2RN, UK
  1. clareprice{at}

I agree with Heath that something has gone very wrong with medical training.1 After six years at medical school I am sure I have had to tick (literally) more boxes than any previous generation.

I spent a huge amount of time desperately trying to get clinical evaluation exercise (CEX) forms signed, loitering in the emergency department for …

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