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Medicine is a life of filling in forms

BMJ 2004; 329 doi: (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?


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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