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Sharp Scratch episode 96: How good is a good enough doctor?

BMJ 2023; 383 doi: (Published 27 October 2023) Cite this as: BMJ 2023;383:p2433
  1. Éabha Lynn, BMJ editorial scholar

In this episode of Sharp Scratch we talk about what makes a good enough doctor. We consider the tension between being a good enough medical student and the hope of being the best possible doctor. In this episode we were joined by panellists Judy and Anisha and expert guest, Abi Rimmer.

A bit of background

When we think of being a good enough medical student our thoughts might go straight to exams. Are we passing everything? What about merits or distinctions? It is easy to understand why we place so much value on exams; after all, exam time is …

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