Views And Reviews

Role play

BMJ 1994; 308 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.308.6930.725 (Published 12 March 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;308:725
  1. D Curr

    It's Wednesday morning again, and time for our clinic sisters' teaching session. Anybody who thinks this gives me a relaxing two hour break from the rigours of outpatients is sorely deluded. Seeing a hundred patients seems quite a soft option compared with facing our four most senior sister, exercise books open and pens poised to take down my every word.

    Thinking up suitable topics is not easy. But harder is the actual task of teaching. British medical training provides ample case studies in how not to teach, and I've wasted many hours trying to find a comfortable sleeping position while …

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