About the boys and the BsBMJ 2007; 335 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.39322.445359.59 (Published 30 August 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;335:452
- Des Spence, general practitioner, Glasgow
The door burst open. “Midweek special,” he shouted, clutching five Star Trek videos to his chest. We pulled the curtains; it was a Wednesday “Trek-athon.” We were four boys sharing a flat and skiving lectures. Somehow Star Trek just seemed more important than the roots of the brachial plexus.
I wanted to study consistently but I couldn't. Each term I would carefully draw up a study plan, as my mum had suggested. But eight weeks into the term it stared blankly …