I can well remember my feelings of unpreparedness in both the areas that current graduates identify as feeling most unready for.
However, I suspect that having this perception is not a bad thing. I hope that they are able to maintain such a degree of insight and use it to the advantage of their patients and themselves in the long term.
Should I be asked, I would encourage them to think on it in terms of having identified areas for development and to plan their continuing education accordingly.
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