• Question: If you could go back and change one thing about your medical training, what would it be and why?

    Asked by Millie to Chris, Emma, Jonathan, Katharine, Shehla, Simon on 19 Jun 2017.
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      Emma Rowe answered on 19 Jun 2017:

      Ooh good question! I try not to look back and think about what I could change because I think I torture myself about things a bit too much. But if I had to change something then I would probably try to go home and see my family more. I always felt recharged once I had been home and then was far more productive. I wrote most of my dissertation in my mum’s living room because I was well nourished there from her home cooking and sleeping better.

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      Katharine Bradbury answered on 19 Jun 2017:

      I wish I’d spent less time in my first year worrying that I wasn’t going to be able to pass my exams. I found it quite intimidating being surrounded by clever people – instead of being ‘a big fish in a small pond’ I was ‘a small fish in a big pond. However if you get the grades to gain a medical school place then you have the ability to complete the course.

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      Christopher Symonds answered on 20 Jun 2017:

      Not having done any I can not answer this one

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      Jonathan Harte answered on 20 Jun 2017:

      I would want more time in General Practice as an undergraduate – as even if you don’t plan to become a GP the breadth of clinical cases we see in practice would help training – we are the General Physicians of old.