So its goodbye from me
This has been a column on medical etiquette. In all social circles, even medical ones, it has always been considered bad manners to talk about yourself - even in a self deprecating manner.
The exceptions to this are if you are very rich or you are leaving. I am not rich.
At the end of my time here I think that I have left a student body which is better able to deal with the complex etiquette problems that medical students often experience-as well as producing a more polite and generally more hygienic bunch.
For my part, I now plan to spend more time with my family (cliché) and more time in recreational pursuits with perhaps a foray into other aspects of medical journalism, and who knows I may even spend some more time studying.
Before I go, I want all my readers to know that I have very much