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Fillers A golden rule

Looking first

BMJ 2000; 320 doi: (Published 22 April 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;320:1111
  1. Martin Turner MRCP, research registrar in neurology
  1. London

    “It's a game, and you have to know the rules,” they said about the membership examination. Tricks of the trade were explained in great detail by ranks of registrars and senior house officers on the other side of this impossibly high fence I had to jump. One consultant, however, simply advised me to “just stop and look before you dive in.”

    She was clearly very elderly, sitting there in the chair—that is all I remember thinking on the approach.

    “Examine this lady's fundi please.”

    I leapt in, introduced myself, …

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