Alan Colin Markland

BMJ 2012; 345 doi: (Published 21 November 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;345:e7448
  1. Alan Colin Markland

“Why do you want to be a doctor?” the dean asked. I, nonplused, mumble without response. “Come on now, surely you kept rabbits or something,” he prodded. No, it really was a vocational choice, inspired by a local general practitioner, Sam Critchley, and made real through local and state scholarships to Bolton Grammar School, Cambridge University (Caius College), and Westminster Hospital; opportunities providing a more adventurous and intriguing alternative to an apprenticeship in my …

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