Career tip that is not a career tip but which is in fact a career tip

23rd April 2015 by NASGP

Career tip that is not a career tip but which is in fact a career tip

A recent article in Pulse indicated that medical school deans are smearing general practice and indicating that it is a second class choice – do it if you can’t do hospital medicine. The phrase “how very dare you” comes to mind.

Sir John Oldham, chair of the Independent Commission on Whole-Person Care and a GP in Glossop, wrote on Twitter that a medical school dean told a new intake of students last September that “We work you hard because we don’t want you to fail and become GPs”.

Distorted image

Now this distorted image has been around for a long time; I recall hospital doctors 30 years ago being very ready to elevate their own status by being derogatory about their GP colleagues.

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