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Medical education registrars: new thoughts on old problems

Fiona R Lake
Med J Aust 2007; 186 (8): 431-432.
Published online: 16 April 2007

In reply: A teaching registrar position is a great idea. It could foster development of knowledge and skills in interested clinicians, and perhaps higher degrees in learning and teaching, as well as serving as the start of a career pathway.1 The United Kingdom allows specialist trainees to take a year out to develop skills in education or research. Here, however, it is doomed to fail, unless there is a receptive environment for these registrars to work in or a career path that is attractive.

  • Fiona R Lake

  • Education Centre, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Western Australia, Perth, WA.

Correspondence: fiona.lake@uwa.edu.au

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