Career Focus

Briefing

BMJ 1999; 318 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.318.7195.3a (Published 22 May 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;318:S3a-7195

All doctors are disabled, but some are more disabled than others, according to a doctor who made it through medical school despite a physical disability (Postgrad Med J 1999;75:260-1). The barriers were many and surmounted only by a career break from medical school to save enough from paid work for subsistence and a car. Established doctors who develop a disability may face different problems, but the author's message - that our weaknesses may also be our strengths - is worthy of attention.

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