Barefoot doctorBMJ 2007; 334 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.39227.678125.59 (Published 31 May 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;334:1168
- Trisha Greenhalgh, professor of primary health care, University College London
Nothing is more flattering to the precious academic ego than being asked to be the subject of someone's dissertation. I have had walk-on parts in several MSc theses—chiefly in the role of (assumed) “opinion leader” in some topic or other, and an enlightened PhD student from the Netherlands once gave me a star part in her study of female role models in medicine.
Here's the latest request. My brother in law, an enthusiastic gardener with retirement looming, has signed up for a distance learning course on horticultural design. …