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Letters Doctors’ registration

Providing a continuum between medical school and foundation training

BMJ 2014; 348 doi: (Published 19 May 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;348:g3324
  1. John B Cookson, retired undergraduate dean1
  1. 1Hull York Medical School, University of York, York YO10 5DD, UK
  1. john.cookson{at}

Dickson identifies several problems with the proposal to move the point of full registration to the end of the undergraduate course.1

Undergraduate schools will also encounter difficulties. Currently, their final examination measures what students can do as students. What they will do as doctors remains conjectural. If graduation leads to full registration, schools will need to ensure that final year students are …

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