Three Bs, pleaseBMJ 2006; 333 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.333.7565.453-a (Published 24 August 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;333:453
- Des Spence, general practitioner
“If you've got any grade As at A level you shouldn't be allowed to do medicine. All you get is the neurotics or the ‘gifted’ no-social-skills types. I would shoot all those sods on admission panels.” He glanced at me, and I nodded my approval.
I like drunken conversations. The self congratulation, back slapping, and unquestioned certainty of new political manifestos—for a few hours the world does seem brighter—until reality shakes you awake demanding breakfast.
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