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A BPA survey of recently appointed consultants.

Archives of Disease in Childhood, 1 October 1994, Vol.71(4), p.381 [Peer Reviewed Journal]

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  • Title:
    A BPA survey of recently appointed consultants.
  • Author: Lenton, S W ; Dison, P J ; Haines, L C
  • Found In: Archives of Disease in Childhood, 1 October 1994, Vol.71(4), p.381 [Peer Reviewed Journal]
  • Subjects: Medicine
  • Publication Details: BMJ Publishing Group Ltd and Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health
  • Language: English
  • Description: A postal survey of recently appointed consultant paediatricians was undertaken to determine whether they perceived their training had adequately equipped them for their current job. The response rate was 69% (207/299). After excluding replies from consultants trained outside the UK the analysis was carried out on 167 replies. Trainees held a mean 5.2 posts during general and higher professional training, necessitating a mean 1.8 house moves. Altogether 82% felt moves were beneficial to training but 46% found moves 'very disruptive' to family life. Only 12% of district general hospital and 22% of teaching hospital senior registrars took two research sessions a week. Supervision and training in research was absent or poor for more than 60%; 24% felt major changes and 55% moderate changes were needed to current training. Training in non-clinical skills was particularly in demand and a curriculum for both trainers and trainees with regular appraisals is required. Research at senior registrar level needs review and educational methods improved to achieve better training in a shorter period.
  • Identifier: ISSN: 0003-9888 ; E-ISSN: 1468-2044 ; DOI: 10.1136/adc.71.4.381 ; PMID: 7979540

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