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Student Reviews

Professional yet comfortable

BMJ 2005; 331 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/sbmj.0512481d (Published 01 December 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;331:0512481d
  1. Teresa Pun, second year medical student1
  1. 1University of Toronto, Canada

On the day of my medical school interview, I was surprised to see how many black suits, myself included, were in attendance. But why black? Interview consultants and pre-med forums recommended dark navy or black to highlight how professional we were. The homogeneity of our outfits implied that we fitted in with the prestige of the school and that we would do them proud. Ironically, all of the speakers emphasised the importance of diversity in the medical school class. One class had former engineers, welders, paramedics, and historians.

In the hospital, …

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