The Essential Guide to Becoming a Doctor

The Essential Guide to Becoming a Doctor


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781405157889
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 11/02/2007
Edition description: Revised
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 5.58(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Adrian Blundell is a Consultant inHealth Care of theElderly and General Medicine at Nottingham University Hospitals NHSTrust

Richard Harrison is a General Practitioner in Windsor

Benjamin W. Turney is a Clinical Lecturer in Urology atthe Nuffield Department of Surgery at the University ofOxford

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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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