24: “What I wish I’d known when I started medical school”

Medical students and graduates share what they wish someone had told them when they started medical school. We’ve made this episode particularly for the first-year medics starting University during COVID restrictions, but I think it’s useful for us all to reflect on what we’ve learnt about looking after our mental health.

Thank you so much to everyone who sent in audio clips for this episode. Also, Dr Luke Flain for finding contributors, and Dr Suzi Gage for editing.

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If you need support, here are a few of our recommendations:

School of Medicine Wellbeing Team (for medical students at the University of Liverpool) wellbeing.mbchb@liverpool.ac.uk

University of Liverpool Student Support Services (for nursing, allied health and other students at the University of Liverpool) https://www.liverpool.ac.uk/studentsupport/

NHS Staff Support Line https://people.nhs.uk/help/

Samaritans free phoneline: 116 123 jo@samaritans.org www.samaritans.org