Dear medical student

Dear medical student … is a collection of the advice we received from members only too happy to offer the perspective and experience of medical school.

Location: UK
Audience: Medical students
Updated: Monday 7 September 2020
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On the behalf of medical students around the UK we asked our membership - ‘what one piece of advice would have helped you most at medical school?’

Prepare for hard work and much tiredness. As a doctor you must be able, available, accessible and amiable - in that order. It is an all-consuming profession but you will get your fulfilment from your patients.

Lindy Cartner, consultant haematologist