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Tips on a great clinical year

BMJ 2004; 329 doi: (Published 01 September 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;329:0409328b
  1. Sukhmeet S Panesar, fourth year medical student1,
  2. Saqueb Mirza, senior house officer1
  1. 1Imperial College, London
  2. 2Department of General Surgery, Prince Charles Hospital, Merthyr Tydfil, Wales


  • Smile and show enthusiasm on a ward round

  • Dress well, showing a respect for your patients. However, that does not mean wearing your most expensive woollen suit

  • Help junior doctors to do their daily tasks, taking blood and inserting urinary catheters--practice …

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