I'm lucky enough to have been a medical student on placement at Nortwick Park Hospital under Dr Bethell's teaching firm. He is a brilliant doctor and great teacher. Few, if any, consultants I've met have been so dedicated and willing to give up time to teach medical students like us. Every week, he would sit with us for a good couple hours and go over cardiology cases; and wouldn't let that teaching time be disturbed by his other work. He let us sit in clinics with him, watch him perform procedures and made us feel like a real part of the cardiology team by putting us at such ease. His patients really like him and it's not hard to see why - my group and I were so sorry to leave our cardiology placement and any students or patients going to deal with Dr Bethell in the future should consider themselves very lucky.