Medical associates: junior doctors oppose professional equivalencyBMJ 2019; 365 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.l2265 (Published 20 May 2019) Cite this as: BMJ 2019;365:l2265
- Elisabeth Mahase
- The BMJ
Junior doctors have voted to “actively oppose” medical associate professionals (MAPs) being treated equally to them when it comes to medical staffing.1 MAPs include physician associates and advanced critical care practitioners.
After a heated debate at the BMA’s junior doctors conference on Saturday 18 May, delegates also voted to oppose MAPs being able to sit postgraduate medical exams and to become senior decision makers in healthcare teams.
Several other motions concerning the growing role of MAPs were passed. These included a call for the BMA to be involved in the further development of the role of physician associates …