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PRHO

Pre-registration house officer. A now-retired term for a mandatory year of training in hospital medicine undertaken by all doctors in the UK upon completion of their medical degree.

Before the Modernising Medical Careers (MMC) initiative, newly qualified doctors were only allowed provisional registration from the General Medical Council (GMC)—e.g., pre-registration—for the first year, during which they usually took two 6-month jobs, one interventional—linked to general surgery (house surgeon)—and the other non-interventional—linked to general medicine (house physician). PRHO was almost invariably followed by one or two years as senior house officers (SHOs). After the MMC, all graduates of UK medical schools underwent two years of foundation training (FY1 and FY2) as a prelude to either a three-year programme to become GPs, or before beginning specialty training periods of varying duration. Under the Modernising Medical Careers programme begun in 2007, PRHOs are now known as Foundation Year 1 (FY1); the PRHO year is termed an internship in other countries.
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Until last year junior doctors went through three stages of training - pre-registration house officer, senior house officer and specialist registrar.
Mark Jopling, a first-year pre-registration house officer in Nottingham, said, despite his "humble position", he was paid a "whopping" pounds 37,000 a year.
Junior doctors are currently employed in three training posts - pre-registration house officer, senior house officer (SHO) and specialist registrar - before they can qualify as consultants or GPs.
The scan request was processed but even though Molly had to wait three days for the procedure, neither the Pre-Registration House Officer Dr David Gerald or the ward sister, Sharon Jackson, read back over their notes during that time.
But Dr Helena White, who graduated in the summer from University of Wales College of Medicine and is now working as a pre-registration house officer in general practice in Merthyr Tydfil, said surveys such as these were often biased as those PRHOs who have encountered problems are more likely to respond.
They then have a year as a pre-registration house officer followed by a minimum two years as a senior house officer.
On completion of five years' demanding study at Cardiff's medical school last summer, Eloise embarked on her year as a pre-registration house officer at Morriston Hospital, Swansea.
Usamah Alkunani, 32, a pre-registration house officer at Ysbyty Glan Clwyd, was jailed by Denbighshire magistrates.
She will work at Gartnavel and Glasgow Royal hospitals as a pre-registration house officer.
Since August 2001 rotas for newly qualified doctors, known as pre-registration house officers, must not exceed an upper limit of 56 hours per week.
Readership: Pre-registration House Officers, Senior House Officers and Specialist Registrars in general internal medicine and geriatric medicine, clinical medical students, Clinical Assistants and other non-consultant career grade doctors in Day Hospital.
The Midlands is regarded as the second best out of 11 regions, with 37 per cent of junior doctors and pre-registration house officers - the first post after medical school - breaking the 56-hour limit.