So You Want to Be a Brain Surgeon?

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Career guidance offered in most medical schools is limited in variety, detail and scope even though a medical degree offers career opportunities unrivalled by most professions. Many students graduate with no idea of their future career goals. So You Want To Be a Brain Surgeon? provides a fun yet informative guide for all medical students and for all those considering a medical degree. The text has been radically updated to include more chapters, even more comprehensive psychiatry and anaesthetics sections, is ...
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Overview

Career guidance offered in most medical schools is limited in variety, detail and scope even though a medical degree offers career opportunities unrivalled by most professions. Many students graduate with no idea of their future career goals. So You Want To Be a Brain Surgeon? provides a fun yet informative guide for all medical students and for all those considering a medical degree. The text has been radically updated to include more chapters, even more comprehensive psychiatry and anaesthetics sections, is more accessible to A-level students and new career algorithms have been introduced into the overviews for each section. Contributions from experts from a wide range of medical specialties offering information on the medical paths they have chosen. The inclusion of personal accounts offers a genuine impression of what it's like to work in each area. User-friendly and fun job summary tables allow at-a-glance comparisons to be made between different jobs. For each specialty, practical advice is offered on the personal qualities needed, level of competition, salaries available, stress levels, and pros and cons. Contact addresses are included for further research.
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Reviewer:Herbert M. Swick, MD(Institute of Medicine and Humanities)
Description:This book consists of short narrative descriptions of the many career paths open to physicians.
Purpose:Designed to help medical students in their career choice, this small book will be an important adjunct to other sources of information -- such as faculty advisors, practicing physicians, and student affairs deans -- because it is important that students have access to as much information as possible in making critical career decisions.
Audience:The book is targeted to medical students, but individuals considering a career in medicine might also find it helpful. The two editors bring the perspectives of an experienced consultant physician and a recent graduate. In addition, more than 80 contributors have written about their own disciplines.
Features:The book begins with a short overview of medical training in Great Britain. The bulk of the book, however, consists of an exploration of the many options for a medical career, ranging from primary care to the subspecialties, and from basic science research to journalism or the law. The editors employ a light, easily read, and often witty style to summarize myth versus reality, the best and worst aspects, competitiveness of training programs, stress, and similar features of each discipline. For example, the myth is that emergency medicine is "a glamorous job which involves saving a life every five minutes" while the reality is "hard work, unpredictable in nature, but constantly interesting and frequently rewarding.
Assessment:This book provides a succinct and useful survey of various specialties. Because it focuses on the British system, its usefulness is somewhat limited for U.S. graduates, insofar as it discusses specific details of postgraduate training programs. Nevertheless, the general information is quite pertinent. This book will be a useful addition to the libraries of student affairs deans, career counselors, program directors, and others who help guide medical students in their career decisions.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780192630964
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 1/28/2001
  • Series: Oxford Medical Publications
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 264
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Christopher Ward is a Plastic Surgeon, Richmond, London and Simon Eccles is a Specialist Registrar in Accident and Emergency, Whittington Hospital, London

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Table of Contents

Foreword
Dedications
Preface to the first edition
Preface to the second edition
Contributors
Terms
Key to summaries
1 Introduction
2 Surgery
3 Reproductive health
4 Anaesthetics
5 General practice
6 General (internal) medicine
7 Accident and emergency medicine
8 Paediatrics
9 Diagnostic and interventional radiology
10 Psychiatry
11 The Armed Forces
12 Pathology
13 Biological sciences
14 Off the beaten track
15 Working overseas
16 What do I do now?
Index
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