Medicine And The Media Medicine and the media

Trust me, I'm a wreck

BMJ 1998; 316 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.316.7140.1325 (Published 25 April 1998) Cite this as: BMJ 1998;316:1325
  1. David Fitzmaurice, general practitioner and lecturer in general practice
  1. Birmingham

    Doctors at Large, an 11 part series on BBC2, looks at how a group of doctors have fared 14 years on from their acceptance at medical school. David Fitzmaurice says future medics should be forced to watch the series in one sitting

    The public fascination with all things medical shows no signs of abating. This series combines medical drama with television's favourite format, the fly on the wall documentary. The subjects would cause Dr Finlay some considerable consternation, and the programme makers should resist the temptation to go into the doctor recruitment trade. Offspring who harbour ideals about becoming a doctor, however, should be forced to watch this series at one sitting.

    It follows a group of people from interview at St Mary's through medical school and beyond. The first two programmes remind us of their interviews in 1994 and their undergraduate experience, while the third reflects on …

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