Study gives med students something to smile about

It’s long been accepted that medical students have higher rates of depression than their peers in other faculties, but a systematic review carried out by Adelaide researchers suggest this is not necessarily so.

In fact, the reviewed literature suggests that medical students may be a happier bunch than other students.

“In five of 12 studies, medical students were found to have a lower prevalence of depression than certain groups of non-medical students,” write the