Making the most of Christmas
- By: Katherine Bettany
I have an unashamed love for Christmas. For many of you, it will mean a short break and time to catch up with family and friends, on sleep, and other happiness restoring activities that easily get put aside during term time. For me, it also means a chance to watch my favourite Christmas film—Home Alone—over and over. If you feel compelled to learn something, though, why not watch or read the books and films we’ve suggested (doi:10.1136/sbmj.f7459), which all have a medical theme. It’s like revision, but more fun.
Perhaps the break will also give you welcome relief from a (how to put this?) “challenging” consultant. Our feature (doi:10.1136/sbmj.f7386), might help. We’ve sorted consultants into seven archetypes, and provided tips about how best to work with each type. On my first clinical placement, I experienced a surgeon who would quiz his students on the Latin origins of anatomical terminology during