Forum Etiquette

The Generation Medics forum is a place to get advice and support to enter and succeed in a health career. We hope you’ll enjoy it, but ask you to remember it’s a broad church with many different types of people. Follow these basic rules about forum etiquette to make it a good place to be.

Please be nice to all members

There’s no such thing as a stupid question and, even if you disagree, courtesy helps.

Please be sensitive

This may be a web forum, but you’re still talking to other human beings. Repeatedly or harshly saying someone’s wrong can lead to upset.

We’re proud that many students and professionals feel like they can seek advice/support in the forum, but they’re not immune to mental health problems, this means you may be berating someone who’s clinically depressed. Please think twice before posting judgmental comments.

Don't feed the trolls

Sadly the web has a habit of throwing up a very small but vocal number of trolls, people who are nasty or contrary just to get a rise out of you. If someone’s doing this, simply don’t reply, just report it to If you get involved and fling mud back, you risk being barred from using the forum too.

Take care over copyright

Use excerpts and links rather than copying long text. This site asserts copyright on all comments posted on the board.