Why this university has a referral writing assignment for its medical students

Sloppy referrals are unsafe, says Dr Jennifer Neil from Monash University’s department of general practice
Dr Jennifer Neil
Dr Jennifer Neil.

As AusDoc columnist Dr Beth Oliver said last month, some doctors’ referral letters are literary masterpieces and some are wartime telegrams.  

Perhaps this is because doctors presumably learn the art by looking over the shoulder of a more senior colleague.