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Sharp Scratch episode 98: Medical milestones

BMJ 2023; 383 doi: (Published 17 November 2023) Cite this as: BMJ 2023;383:p2610
  1. Éabha Lynn, BMJ editorial scholar

In this episode of Sharp Scratch, we considered those times that felt like important moments to us, even if they were not conventional milestones. We were joined by panellists Judy and Andrew, and we heard from some Sharp Scratch listeners.

A bit of background

Milestones in medicine are often thought of as getting over the next professional hurdle. We might think about passing our next exam, advancing to the next year of undergraduate or specialty training, or finally becoming a consultant. But are these the moments that truly feel like milestones? …

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