Fillers A memorable patient

Lessons in communication

BMJ 2001; 322 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.322.7283.399 (Published 17 February 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;322:399
  1. Marcus Mulcahy, senior house officer in public health
  1. Walsall

    When I was a final year medical student at Birmingham University it was customary to gain your first experience of obstetrics and gynaecology in a different region. On my first morning I wandered down to the operating theatres with some trepidation—I had already heard that Mr X, the consultant to whom I was attached, could be “a little difficult.” Things got off to an imperfect start when I got lost and blundered into the …

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