The Medic's Guide to Work and Electives Around the World 3E / Edition 3

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"Medicine, as a doctor, nurse, physio or student, is your passport to the world," and Mark Wilson is determined to ensure that you will make the most of it! This is a motivational and practical guide to making the most of your time abroad, whether as a student taking a medical elective, or a medical professional looking for a longer term change in scene. The Medic's Guide to Work and Electives Around the World , Third Edition, provides all the information you need to decide where in the world to go, with thought-provoking career suggestions, such as emergency ski patrol, forensic investigation, taking part in research for NASA, or working for a charity or missionary organization. Practical advice is provided about all aspects of getting ready, including securing your position and funding, vaccinations, travel insurance, your pension while abroad, and health and safety issues. A "what to take" list ensures that even the most hapless traveler arrives prepared for any eventuality, but as a fallback, there is always a list of embassies to contact in case of an emergency.

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"This is a brilliant book and should be bought by all medical students."
BMA Medical Book Awards, 2010
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780340945810
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 10/28/2009
  • Series: A Hodder Arnold Publication Series
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 624
  • Product dimensions: 5.10 (w) x 7.70 (h) x 1.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Mark Wilson BSc MBBChir MRCS MRCA DipIMC
Neurosurgeon and Pre-Hospital Helicopter Specialist Registrar, London, UK

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Table of Contents

Section 1: Getting Ready:
Planning your elective
Working Overseas
Your Health Whilst Abroad

Section 2: Destinations:

Australia and New Zealand
The Caribbean
Pacific Islands
The Middle East
South and Central America
USA, Bermuda and Canada

Section 3: Adventure Medicine:

Expedition Medicine
Diving Medicine
Mountain Medicine
he Flying Doctors
Aviation and Space Medicine

Section 4: The Appendix:

Non-Governmental and Missionary Organisations
Elective and Travel Bursaries
Embassies and High Commissions
Travel Vaccinations

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