Happy 1st birthday doc2doc
Celebrating a year of the BMJ’s networking site for doctors and medical students
doc2doc is now 1 year old, and, thanks to 20 000 members, it is one of the fastest growing medical communities in the world. To celebrate we have produced an e-book, highlighting some of the funniest, saddest, most interesting, and most controversial discussions and blogs. We hope you enjoy it and keep the great content coming. See you on doc2doc (http://doc2doc.bmj.com).
Odysseus: Obsessional traits are clearly advantageous in the medical profession up to a point. So are daring, lateral thinking, honesty, compassion, and courage.
Maura: Perfectionists achieve little but take a long time to do one thing to their standard. Doctors cannot afford to have that expectation if they want to survive.
ljos: Adaptive behaviours of coping with certain kinds of stress, asserting oneself, attention to detail, and maintaining a sense of self worth are better predictors of being a good doctor, and they are strategies, not traits. Things like