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My pelvis and I

BMJ 2005; 331 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.331.7515.523-a (Published 01 September 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;331:523
  1. James Owen Drife, professor of obstetrics and gynaecology
  1. Leeds

    Medical student assessments (or “exams” as we used to call them) are like military exercises nowadays. “Examiners must rendezvous at 0800 hours sharp in the Sports Hall.” This was the only academic building large enough to house objective structured clinical examinations for all 194 candidates in a single morning in July.

    The problem for me, unfamiliar with sports halls, was finding the door. The command team had foreseen this and a snatch squad rescued me from …

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