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Scrap the royal colleges’ fellowships

BMJ 2013; 346 doi: (Published 12 March 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;346:f1609

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Dear Editor,
Whenever the subject of members and fellows comes up, I always think of the late John Rowan Wilson writing about the Royal College of Surgeons. According to Wilson, fellowship at the college “is decided by examination, and theoretically all Fellows are equal just as theoretically all officers are gentlemen” (1). But I am sure things have changed a lot since then.
Yours Sincerely,
Dr Kieran Walsh


1. Richards P, Stockill S, Foster R, Ingall E. Learning Medicine. Cambridge University Press; 17 edition. 2006. Cambridge

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20 March 2013
Kieran Walsh
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