"The Hands-on Guide for Junior Doctors is a one stop guide for a new, and perhaps nervous graduate from medical school who is about to start their first job in August. It’s a manual that tells you exactly what to expect and what to do at your job.
After graduating from medical school, our brains may be brimming with medical knowledge, facts and figures. However, this does not in any way prepare us for the practical aspects of the job. This title literally takes you on a journey of every possible situation and scenario that you may encounter as a JD. It identifies the problem and chalks out a detailed management plan that JD can use and implement at their jobs.
Another great element of the book is the section “common calls”. It lists and goes through all the medical issues that JDs usually get called for. There is a very resourceful and systematic approach described to tackle each problem. So, while at medical school we are taught what are the things we need to do for chest pain, this book literally tell you step by step what to do. The title is just like a car manual!
I think the layout and content is excellent. It’s a quick and easy read. It covers all the main topics. The table of contents is very thorough and makes any topic easy to find. I am not sure of any other book in the market that achieves what this title very beautifully captures. I would recommend the book to every new graduate starting their first job! The book is an insider information guide that can take many months to learn. With the help of this book, the information and resources are at your finger tips before you even start!
Southampton medical student graduating in 2012