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Letters Suicide among medical students

Suicide among medical students: be firm on wellbeing

BMJ 2019; 367 doi: (Published 11 October 2019) Cite this as: BMJ 2019;367:l5935
  1. Thomas E J Liney, final year medical student
  1. University of Manchester, Manchester M13 9PL, UK
  1. thomas.liney{at}

Gishen’s thoughts on mental wellbeing among medical students are refreshing.1 An area that has a huge impact on student wellbeing is isolation.

Moving between wards—sometimes weekly—can provoke anxiety, but having to travel long distances and either accept huge commuting time …

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