Is There A Doctor Onboard?

Authors

  • Holly Cathryne Brownlee Bachelor of Science (Hons) Anatomy, Developmental and Human Biology, Guy’s, King’s and St Thomas’s medical school, King’s College London, United Kingdom

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.5195/ijms.2021.767

Keywords:

Emergency, Medical student, ABCDE, aeroplane

Abstract

I never expected to be asked the question 'can you confirm to the pilot we need to divert the plane' while in my final year of medical school yet this was the question posed to me during a recent experience somewhere over mainland Europe. 

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Published

2021-06-22

How to Cite

Brownlee, H. C. (2021). Is There A Doctor Onboard?. International Journal of Medical Students, 9(2), 174–175. https://doi.org/10.5195/ijms.2021.767

Issue

Section

Experience