Tuesday, 5 June 2007

Powerful words

This was a published e-comment made by a doctor from New Zealand in reply to Prof Morris Brown's letter in the Times:

"Professor Dame Carol Black is the President of the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges (AoMRC) and a member of the Postgraduate Medical Education and Training Board (PMETB). She is also chair of the Honours Sub-Committee for Health and a member of the Advisory Committee on Clinical Excellence Awards. She would therefore be able to reward doctors who pursue her agenda in postgraduate medical education with recommendations for honours and bonuses.
It is ironic that she is in such a position when one of the many lofty aspirations of MMC and MTAS was to rid the profession of a perceived system of patronage. May I suggest that she resign as President of the AoMRC. MTAS might then serve one useful purpose before its death in appointing a random successor who could not possibly do a worse job of defending postgraduate medical education."

Unfortunately,although Crockard and Johnson did the honourable thing, I am not so convinced about the pantomine dame.

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