'Junior doctor': A belittling term that needs to go?
A campaign to ditch the job title “junior doctor” is gaining pace in the UK after it was dubbed a “discriminatory and belittling term”.
Long a source of debate, many argue that despite spending years training, junior doctors are often mistaken for unqualified students by patients.
Now Professor David Matthews, a consultant physician and professor of diabetic medicine at Oxford University, is calling for change.
“It's crazy that we've adopted this terminology," he said in an interview with The Times