It's always worth trying

BMJ 2003; 327 doi: (Published 18 September 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;327:679
  1. Fiona Kelly, specialist registrar in anaesthetics
  1. Bristol Royal Infirmary

    As an anaesthetic registrar, I was always advised to pass all the necessary exams before having any children, and very sensible advice it sounded too. So imagine my dilemma when I found myself pregnant with a due date bang in between the final written and viva exams for my FRCA.

    The Bristol anaesthetic community was evenly split as to what I should do. One camp told me that I was mad even to consider taking the exams, while the other told me just to give it a go. I'm not sure what made me do it, but I decided to hope for the best and sit the exams.

    I have to say it was much harder than I anticipated. Pregnancy to …

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