Education of senior house officers: current challenges
- Correspondence to: Dr S Carr Department of Nephrology, Leicester General Hospital, Gwendolen Road, Leicester, LE5 4PW, UK;
- Received 6 May 2003
- Accepted 13 June 2003
Over recent years several factors have impacted upon the education of doctors in training in medicine and other specialties. These factors include the European Working Time Directive and shift patterns of working, increasing service demands, changes in the examination and assessment processes, and clinical governance issues. In addition, over the next few years further changes will take place with the implementation of “Modernising Medical Careers” document and the establishment of the new Postgraduate Medical Education and Training Board. This article attempts to review the effects of these changes on education of junior doctors and to suggest some possible ways to address these challenges.