Junior doctor—should the term be abandoned?


After England’s chief medical officer called for use of the job title to be ended,1Abi Rimmer asked trainees attending the BMJ Careers Fair in London on Friday 20 October for their views

Laura Jones, clinical teaching fellow and senior house officer (SHO) in care of the elderly, South Tyneside Hospital

“I think the term is misunderstood, because whether you’re two months or six years out of medical school your title is ‘junior doctor.’ That can be very misleading not only to the general public but also…