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BMJ 2006; 333 doi: (Published 01 November 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;333:0611439b
  1. Laura Stewart, fifth year medical student1
  1. 1University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh EH3 9NA

I'm a medic, and I'm sick. This term I've had every variant of the flu virus going around in my body and I know who to blame. Doctors. Specifically the doctors in charge of medical education who send us poor students to distant hospitals and GP surgeries where we are exposed to an army of new patients, with their weapons of unusual illnesses and local viruses loaded and ready to fire. My head is throbbing, I'm sweaty and cold, and my tutor told me to stay at home so I wasn't coughing on all the …

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