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Case studies: medical students - professionalism and fitness to practise

These case studies will help you see how Achieving good medical practice and Professional behaviour and fitness to practise can apply in real life scenarios.

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Social media use

Sarah and Mohammed are part of a WhatsApp group with other medical students. Find out what happens when they are reported for sharing stories about patients and staff on Facebook.

Personal health

Aaron is struggling with anxiety and depression due to his academic workload. Find out what happens when he continues to struggle but is reluctant to seek help.

Serious misconduct

Stephanie is a year five medical student whose personal behaviour is called into question on a night out. Find out what happens when she tries to treat a friend in an emergency.

Working in isolated environments

Ramesh is a year four medical student doing his first clinical placement in a rural area. Find out what issues he faces when working in an isolated environment.

Repeated low level concerns

Yanmei is a first year student who is finding it difficult adapting to university life. Find out what happens when she continues to arrive late and misses a few assessment deadlines.