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Sharp Scratch episode 87: It’s not just you, medicine is weird

BMJ 2023; 380 doi: (Published 27 February 2023) Cite this as: BMJ 2023;380:p460
  1. Charlotte Rose, editorial scholar, The BMJ
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In this light-hearted episode of Sharp Scratch, we talk about how strange medicine can be. We discuss what happens when we start medical school and have to start doing things that conflict with how we would usually act. To talk more about this, I was joined by regular panellist and foundation doctor, Anna, and newer panellist and medical student, Judy.

A bit of background

Medicine is a career unlike almost any other. As medical students and …

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