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Innocence revisited

Innocence revisited – 24

Barbara Kendall

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Abstract

Dr Barbara Kendall recalls her experiences of medical school from the perspective of a trained educator.

Article Extract

‘And gladly wolde he lerne, and gladly teche.’
Geoffrey Chaucer, The Canterbury Tales, c. 1400

I came to medicine moderately late (aged 31) and somewhat disadvantaged by having previously been trained to be an educator. This was probably more of a disadvantage than being a wife and a mother – although the interviewing committee at the University of NSW obviously felt the opposite when they questioned me about my ability to cope with cooking duties as well as being able to pursue medicine.

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