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Belittlement and harassment of medical students: The roots of education are bitter but the fruits are sweet

BMJ 2006; 333 doi: (Published 26 October 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;333:920
  1. Deepak Parasuraman, senior house officer paediatrics (
  1. Tameside General Hospital, Ashton-under-Lyne, Lancashire OL6 9RW

    EDITOR—As a student, and even more often as a junior doctor, I have been told repeatedly that the first step to learning is to accept ignorance—and what better time to accept ignorance than …

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