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Ten things I wish I’d known when I was 25
  1. J Dacre
  1. Royal Free and University College Medical School, University College London, UK; j.dacrechime.ucl.ac.uk

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    1. Working full time and having three children is a constant challenge.

    2. Always listen to the patients because they often know more about life than you do.

    3. Being proactive and managing time effectively is a more useful skill than the ability to learn lists of medical facts.

    4. Good communication skills are the key to effective medical practice.

    5. Colleagues in professions allied to medicine give invaluable advice and opinions.

    6. Whatever disasters befall you life goes on.

    7. It doesn’t matter if you are not the cleverest SHO on the patch as long as you get on with your colleagues.

    8. Most conditions are not curable.

    9. Doing endless investigations is a waste of time.

    10. Don’t be afraid to ask if you don’t know something.

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