The meaning of success

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 Anna Harvey is currently between her final year of medical school at King’s College London and an Academic Foundation post in the Northern Deanery. Her areas of interest in clinical education research are mainly around identity development and she hopes to be able to investigate this further during her academic time. Outside of medicine she aspires to adequacy in her other identities: daughter, sister, auntie, partner and friend. “To laugh often and much; to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children. To earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends, to appreciate beauty, to find the best in others. To leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch, or a redeemed social condition. To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived: this is to have succeeded.”   This passage, generally attributed to...

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