The Making of a Doctor|
The training of a doctor is long and challenging. Over a six to seven year period, if you include the premed year at the beginning and internship at the end, there are huge amounts of facts to be absorbed, skills to learn and techniques to master. It is a time during which new knowledge, new contacts, new challenges and fears absorb, mould and change us. It is a time when lifelong learning skills are developed, attitudes to our profession and our colleagues are formed, and most importantly, we learn something of what our patients really want or need from us. We develop a mutual
partnership of respect, concern and care.