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Graduate students are more challenging, demanding, and questioning

BMJ 2002; 325 doi: (Published 28 September 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;325:676

Peter McCrorie is director of the graduate entry programme at St George's Hospital Medical School

Are good doctors born or made?

Both. Some students have a natural gift that can serve as a grounding for focused training, while others can be nurtured into becoming good doctors. Some students, however, will never make good doctors, no matter how people try to help them.

What do you look for when selecting students?

A number of factors are important in our selection process: an understanding about what being a good doctor entails, from both the profession's point of …

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