Universally challenged?BMJ 1994; 309 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.309.6969.1667 (Published 17 December 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;309:1667
- Abigail Seltzer
BBC2 University Challenge 30 November
Medical students are generally thought, with reason, to be brighter than average. Whether they are also well informed and widely read was put to the test on University Challenge, when three fourth year medics and their dentist captain from King's College School of Medicine and Dentistry faced a team from the University of Lampeter, Wales.
Things started poorly for King's when a wrong interruption gave them an ignominious opening score of minus 5. The popular prejudice looked like being confirmed: medics know nothing but behave as if they know everything. In life they often get away with it; here, they were caught out. …