Exploring the species
Laura Edwards provides a spotter's guide to medical students
- By: Laura Edwards
Advanced one or several years while at school, now universally hated because of prepubescent omniscience and squeaky voice, whether male or female. Is totally unaware of everything except exam marks and wouldn't recognise a night out unless it came disguised as a systolic murmur. Tends to ace exams apart from those where personality matters, which are sadly few except for objective structured clinical examinations. Goes to bed with stuffed hedgehog called Colin.
Has come to medical school straight after one degree, so prefixes every sentence with “Well, on my last degree.” Tuts loudly in lectures when lecturers mention a subject they covered in their dissertation. Tends to ace certain subjects: “Well, on my last degree I practically carried out all the research in this area the world has ever known,” and meander through the others. Goes to bed alone: “Well, on my last degree, people were older and much better