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Age is no barrier to medicine

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I have come to medicine later in life.  I was 32 when the impulse to study medicine came, 34 when I sat the entrance exam, and 35 when I...
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This is Going to Hurt

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One of the joys of having a Christmas/New Year break is having the time and space to read. I recently read a book called: “This is Going to Hurt:...

A love letter to medical students

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I love training medical students. They bring me great joy and as they are one of the most under-appreciated groups of people in any hospital or medical practice, I...

The joy of training medical students

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I love training medical students; they bring me great joy. Medicine is an apprenticeship system and the time-honoured approach of “see one, do one, teach one” has stood the test...

The responsibility of our role as medical educators: Cows, coffee and...

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I recently took part in a “rural taster”, an exercise in which medical educators and medical students spend time together in the country. Part of the role of the...

Are we teaching medicine upside down?

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In many ways, the way we teach medicine is inside out and upside down! We meet our first patients tucked up under white sheets wearing their pyjamas. We quickly...

The Stresses of Being a Medical Student

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We demand much of our medical students and junior doctors. We currently train them in an environment that is stressful – competitive, harsh and overwhelming for them at times....

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