Rhona's rules (on what being a medical student and doctor is all about)
In her last issue as senior editor of the Student BMJ, Rhona MacDonald shares her take on life
- By: Rhona MacDonald
Let's get one thing straight from the start. The rules outlined in this article are for me. They are my rules that I have worked out by myself over five years of medical school, eight years of practising medicine, 10 years of being a patient, four years of being the editor of Career Focus and three and a half as the senior editor of the Student BMJ.
Through these various roles, I have learned and experienced more than I could ever have imagined and this has instilled some strong principals and values that guide the way I live my life--“Rhona's rules.” So please do not think that I am telling you what to do or how to live your own life--feel free to strongly disagree with my take on things, ignore, or possibly use as suggestions to help you with your own life and career.
This is especially for those