Making sense of it all
Welcome to a new term, and if you’re a fresher, we have two articles to help you acclimatise to medical student life. Firstly, Aemun Reza, a final year student at Imperial College London, points out some of the tell tale signs that prove you’re morphing into a medical student. Can you chat casually about bowel surgery while eating lasagne? Have you been told off by nurses for loitering? Do mistakes in medical television dramas now infuriate you? Find out how many signs you display on page 10.
Secondly, what medical school tribe do you fit into? Katy Bettany, foundation year 1 doctor and former editor of Student BMJ, takes a tongue in cheek look at the different groups that seem to form no matter which medical school you go to. Are you a gunner, networker, or self diagnoser? Which clan do you identify with? (p 12)
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