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Five alternatives to “junior” doctor

BMJ 2016; 354 doi: (Published 18 August 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;354:i4496
  1. Abi Rimmer
  1. BMJ Careers

The president of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, Michael Lavelle-Jones, has called for a new term to describe junior doctors.1 Doctors on Twitter have suggested options

House officer

“I found that house officer, SHO …

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