Student editors: what happened next?
They take a year out of medical school to edit the magazine, but what happens when they put the pen down and pick up their stethoscope? The fourth in the series is Klaus Morales.
- By: Klaus Morales
“Are you crazy? You’re taking six months off from medical school to live in London—to do medical journalism?” my father said. “What’s this all about?”
I did not know how to answer, but knew I had to do it. I left home in Brazil to live in London for two months after being awarded the Clegg Scholarship. I had been a student adviser for two years before that. A week before the end of the scholarship, Tiago Villanueva (former Student BMJ editor and now close friend) broke the news that he had to go back to his medical career in Portugal and could no longer continue his editorship.
I flew to Brazil that week, but in 20 days, I was back to the freezing London weather to start the most challenging job of my life—the editorship of the Student BMJ. And what was most frightening was that the next issue