Welcome back to medical school. It’s time to prepare yourself for a year of highs, lows, and no doubt some late night cramming. Whether you are beginning your life as a medical student or going into your finals, we hope this will be a rewarding and fulfilling year for you.
Our lead article this month asks: does it matter which medical school you go to? (doi:10.1136/sbmj.g5014) Alison Walker explores how your choice of medical school might shape your future career. Some schools place emphasis on teaching the science and academic disciplines, others focus on communication skills or exam technique, and some are patient centred. But do these differences matter as long as we have doctors from varied backgrounds that bring different strengths, interests, and aptitudes to care for the diverse needs of the population? We would love to hear your opinion so please leave a comment to the article on