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Professor Gene Feder answers the Pulse careers questionnaire
answers the Pulse
What/who made you decide to go into general practice?
A persistent feeling of claustrophobia while working as a hospital doctor.
What would you have done if you hadn't been a doctor?
Written bad novels.
Who's your career role model/guru?
Paracelsus, a 16th century physician (although his career is a model for making lots of enemies and an early death).
What's your career high-point so far?
Sending my mother my first published research paper.
And the low-point?
Being cited by Michael O'Donnell in an article titled 'Evidence- based illiteracy', in which he said reading my prose was more demanding then quarrying
Is there anything interesting on your office/surgery wall?
A culturally appropriate health promotion leaflet in Bengali with a photo of Henry Cooper striking out with his fists.
What leisure interests do you/would you list on your Who's Who entry?
Arguing with my teenagers and reading newspapers, preferably at the same time.
What's your fantasy career move?
Running a secondhand bookshop.
Professor Gene Feder is professor of primary care at Barts and the London Medical School