'It was not a well-thought-out plan. It was a spontaneous lie.'

MY WORST DAY AT MEDICAL SCHOOL

Dr Jon Fogarty reflects on a close call.


“I was a modest student, with much to be modest about. Every test, every viva, every final was an awesome battle. Not for a prize. For 50%. Hard decisions had to be made. Compromises.

“Medical Statistics and Human Genetics was a subset of a larger course. It was worth 15% of the final mark. It was bewildering and arcane, and beyond the understanding of mortal men. This one, anyway.

"I did a quick calculation (not being a

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