Med students reach out

A YOUNG teenager hobbled into a general practice on the arm of her father some months after a fracture of the lateral malleolus she had sustained while playing sport. Having not followed the exercise regimen set by the hospital physiotherapist, she was still experiencing pain.

Nothing extraordinary so far – a teenager who didn’t listen.

But then, while she was alone with two health professionals, the girl unexpectedly opened up that she was suffering from an eating disorder.

What is unique is why the