The magic wordBMJ 2005; 330 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.330.7497.948-a (Published 21 April 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;330:948
- Joseph Spitzer, honorary senior clinical lecturer (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Queen Mary, University of London
It was my first day as a preregistration house officer at the Sunderland Royal Infirmary. The morning was a whirlwind of new experiences, clerking new admissions, taking blood samples, writing out request forms, and learning a host of new names and trying to remember who was who, as well as my way round the hospital.
Just after noon my bleeper went off, and I …