Essential Guide to Becoming a Doctor / Edition 3

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The Essential Guide to Becoming a Doctor contains key information for all school leavers and mature students considering a career in medicine. The book guides the reader from the initial decision to study medicine, the application process and the interview, through to university life and beyond. This lively text explains what life as a medical student and a doctor is really like. Chapters include: The application procedure, Having a year out, Choosing a medical school, Applying to Oxbridge, The interview process, Over 21s, Life at medical school, Finances, Life as a junior doctor, Working patterns and wages, Career paths, Working abroad.

Supplemented with many real-life experiences, including up-to-date information on the latest working practices and application procedures, this book helps readers to gain an unbiased view of their possible future careers. There are contributions by doctors from various specialities and at different stages of training. This is the perfect guide for anyone seriously considering medicine as a career.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470654552
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 1/25/2011
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 296
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Adrian Blundell

Richard Harrison

Benjamin Turney

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Table of Contents

Preface to the First Edition     v
Preface to the Second Edition     vi
Acknowledgements     vii
A challenging career     1
The application procedure     8
Admission tests     27
The year out     31
Choosing a medical school     39
Applying to Oxbridge     58
The interview process     65
Over 21     75
Life at medical school     82
The medical course - early years     94
The medical course - later years     106
The intercalated degree     118
The elective     123
Finances     129
House dog to top dog     138
Working patterns and wages     149
Life as a doctor     160
Career options     172
Training as a general practitioner     189
Training in the medical field (becoming a physician)     197
Training in the surgical field     208
Working abroad     221
Appendix     228
Index     237
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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 4, 2012


    I like this book and it is helpful. I want to become a docor now hha

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