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The cost of training
  1. Emily Adam
  1. Correspondence to Dr Emily Adam, University Hospital Southampton, Tremona Road, Southampton, SO16 6YD; UK; emilyadam285{at}

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Dear Editor,

I was very pleased to have completed the final part of the Membership of the College of Emergency Medicine (MCEM) examination. On the four-hour drive home with emotions of relief and exhaustion, I reflected upon the obligations of the last 12 months: the difficulties of balancing revision with exhausting shifts, the precious annual leave days used for study and the kindness of senior colleagues who stayed late …

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