Should Australian medical students deliver babies?

Caroline M de Costa and Ajay Rane
Med J Aust 2013; 198 (6): . || doi: 10.5694/mja13.10109
Published online: 1 April 2013

Sharing the experience of normal vaginal birth is an important formative experience for medical students

Hearing or knowing “I’ve done this before” would, no doubt, be more comforting to both the labouring woman and the doctor than “Well, I’ve delivered three plastic babies — with a good deal of KY jelly — how much harder can it be?”

  • Caroline M de Costa1
  • Ajay Rane2

  • Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, James Cook University School of Medicine and Dentistry, Cairns and Townsville, QLD.


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