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Sharp Scratch episode 84: compassionate medical schools

BMJ 2022; 379 doi: (Published 09 November 2022) Cite this as: BMJ 2022;379:o2696

For this week’s episode, we’re talking all about whether medical schools are compassionate places to work and study. This week, I was joined by two new panellists, Patrick and Ramneet, as we discussed compassionate organisations and the impact that compassion (or a lack of it) can have on students.

Any medical student knows that medical school can be tough. The hours are long, the work is hard, and stress can build quickly. Throughout all of this, we’re taught about compassion—how to be a compassionate medical student, and eventually a compassionate doctor. But do our own medical schools show compassion towards us? This …

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