Managing trainee doctors in difficulty

Hosp Med. 1999 Feb;60(2):130-3. doi: 10.12968/hosp.1999.60.2.1043.


When the conduct, performance or health of a doctor in training is called into question, there is often confusion about the roles and responsibilities of the parties involved. Where does training stop and employment begin? When should poor performance trigger intensified training, and when should it lead to dismissal? How much information should be transferred from employer to employer as a trainee moves around a training programme? This article describes one Deanery's approach.

MeSH terms

  • Clinical Competence / standards*
  • Education, Medical, Graduate*
  • Employee Discipline*
  • Faculty
  • Humans
  • Information Services
  • Malpractice
  • Social Responsibility
  • United Kingdom