Career Focus

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BMJ 1997; 315 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.315.7102.3a (Published 26 July 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997;315:S3a-7102

Perseverance, high ethical standards, and dedication to a ceaseless enlargement of your personal knowledge base are the key characteristics required for a successful career in orthopaedic surgery, according to an editorial in the American edition of the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery (1997;79:479-80). The editorial makes no reference whatsoever to prerequisite physical characteristics-is it time to discard all those crude stereotypes?

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