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Reflecting on medical school while playing Wordle

BMJ 2022; 376 doi: (Published 16 February 2022) Cite this as: BMJ 2022;376:o367
  1. Pat Lok, editorial scholar, The BMJ
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Wordle and medicine Embedded Image some similarities. They both have their own cliques, warrant a certain pattern of thinking, and instil subtle competition. To those who have never played Wordle it may present as random patterns of coloured boxes, but to Wordle players it stimulates thinking and builds a special camaraderie in the virtual world, especially when most people are still working and studying remotely.

For the past two years of medical school, students have been learning virtually, as mere faces in boxes on a screen, experiencing medicine …

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