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Medicine is a life of filling in forms

BMJ 2004; 329 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/sbmj.0409347b (Published 01 September 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;329:0409347b
  1. Siddartha Dutta, final year medical student1
  1. 1St George's Hospital Medical School, London

From the moment we decide to join medical school it is a huge commitment; not to academic achievement or public service but rather to filling in forms. Filling in forms is as much a part of medical life as miserable canteen food and long hours. But are these forms useful, or are they just more bits of paper to push around?

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University entrance forms are where it all begins. The dread of fitting all your qualifications and their awarding bodies into tiny boxes is surpassed …

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