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Success in medical exams: five key issues to tackle

BMJ 2014; 348 doi: (Published 09 April 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;348:g2269
  1. Caroline Elton, occupational psychologist
  1. 1Career Planning for Doctors and Dentists, London, UK
  1. c.elton1{at}


A career in medicine entails sitting a lot of exams. Caroline Elton considers five issues that need to be tackled to achieve success in medical exams


  • Competing interests: CE is the founder of Career Planning for Doctors and Dentists (, former head of the careers unit at London Deanery, and former education adviser with Kent Surrey and Sussex Deanery.

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