The pressure to perform starts on day one at medical school. This often leads students to sacrifice sleep - and wellbeing - in pursuit of their studies.
Jokes about fighting exhaustion with caffeine and missing out on social events are a staple of online forums. And yet, alongside the humour, there's a real sense that studying to become a doctor quickly sets you apart from fellow undergraduates.
In our lead feature, we speak to medical students about their experience of fatigue and the consequences for their health.
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