Sixty seconds on . . . “fit to sit”BMJ 2023; 381 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.p1092 (Published 12 May 2023) Cite this as: BMJ 2023;381:p1092
- Abi Rimmer
- The BMJ
Shall I pull up a chair?
No, the term “fit to sit” refers to a policy held by many universities which means that if a student sits an exam or submits course work they are declaring themselves well enough to do so, and they cannot later make a claim for extenuating circumstances.
Are you having exam nightmares again?
All the time—but that’s not what this is about. This is about whether a medical student who took an exam while he was a patient in the intensive therapy unit (ITU) at Whittington Health NHS Trust should have done so. …