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Photo of pink rose for article 'A Doctor's' Wife'

A Doctor’s Wife

I met a beautiful man several years ago and we fell in love instantly. He was not working as a doctor when we met but he had always wanted...
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This is Going to Hurt

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:...
Photo of rainbow by Alan Johnson for article by Dr Anne Malatt on Reform is needed for unaccredited registrars

Reform is needed for unaccredited registrars

The plight of unaccredited registrars has recently been in the news here with the shocking story of a young female registrar who finally left her unaccredited surgical position after...

The joy of training medical students

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...

Bullying – time to say “No means NO”

Bullying is the antithesis of compassion; a way to break others down, to humiliate them and to challenge their sense of their own self-worth and competence. How can this...

Medical training is more stressful than the army

A recent systematic literature review of physician suicide confirmed that doctors now have the highest suicide rate of any profession and stated that: "It's very surprising that the suicide rate among...

The Stresses of Being a Medical Student

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....
Medical Training Should Come With A Health Warning

Medical training should come with a health warning

When I started my medical training, I was an innocent, fresh faced, healthy young woman, full of life and enthusiasm. I came out the other end of the process overweight,...

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