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BMJ 2002; 324 doi: (Published 13 April 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;324:925
  1. Colin Douglas, doctor and novelist
  1. Edinburgh

    First, what to wear? Perhaps blazer, club tie, and stout brown walking shoes. Definitely not a suit. The week-long update course is, shall we say, not aimed primarily at hospital doctors.

    When I get there, there are no suits and precious few blazers, but lots of pullovers and a truly impressive range of sensible, comfortable footwear. And everyone seems very relaxed, even at the ritual initiation of coffee and registration.

    Familiar faces? A fair few, mainly local doctors whose …

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