I fidget with a single sheet of paper yet warm from the printer. Surveying
the list of optional research projects I could participate in during this,
my first year of specialist training, none catches my immediate attention.
There are charts that need to be reviewed, retrospective data that need excavating
from the bowels of the medical records department, and budding ideas in the
heads of others that need nurturing. But I am still looking for something
that will hold my research interest. Colleagues who pursued a higher degree
more out of obligation than interest have cautioned me, and I am keen to avoid
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