Intended for healthcare professionals

Rapid response to:


The hidden curriculum in undergraduate medical education: qualitative study of medical students' perceptions of teaching

BMJ 2004; 329 doi: (Published 30 September 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;329:770

Rapid Response:


The theme of study and analysis of situation is correct from students
perspectives. The same issue needs to be seen from teachers perspectives
also in a similar semi-structured study.It needs to be realized that in
clinical setting a lot of teaching is informal and patients care is a huge
responsibility. Teaching and patients care has to be balanced. Structured
clinical teaching must be introduced.

Dr Salim Khattak
Principal KIMS Kohat

Competing interests:
I am a clinical teacher and the issue is discussed in relation to teaching to clinical teaching

Competing interests: No competing interests

11 February 2010
Salim Khattak
Prof Surgery and principal
KUST Institute of Medical Sciences Kohat Pakistan