Have you ever thought about becoming a doctor but weren't sure where to start or what to expect? This book provides a comprehensive resource to guide you through the various stages involved in becoming a doctor, from deciding whether medicine is right for you, to choosing and applying to medical school, interview skills, student finance, plus what it's like to face your first day as a postgraduate doctor and beyond.
This revised and updated edition includes 15 easy to read chapters and gives a clear overview of modern medical training and career pathways, incorporating the most up-to-date changes to medical education.
Written by a range of experts, from medical students, admissions tutors and qualified doctors, this book clearly explains what personal qualities and training is involved in becoming a doctor at each level and offers advice on getting into related specialties, such as academic medicine and medical journalism.
Rameen Shakur MPhil (Cantab) Dr Rameen Shakur is a 25-year-old Cambridge and Edinburgh (clinical) University graduate currently undertaking a Foundation Year 2 (F2) academic medical rotation in Cardiology at the NDM (Nuffield Department of Medicine), the John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford. He is a clinical tutor in General Surgery at the Nuffield Department of Surgery and a clinical Teacher in Medicine for Green and Worcester Colleges at the University of Oxford. He has won numerous prizes and scholarships, most notably a Churchill Fellowship for Harvard Medical School for the application of genomic medical in Cardiology, a Peter Kirk Fellowship, a Wellcome Trust scholarship for the Sanger Centre Genome Campus, Cambridge and a British Heart Foundation grant for cardiovascular research as a medical student. His hobbies include playing cricket, football and listening to Indian classical music. He studied at Hutton Grammar School and Sixth Form, Preston, Lancashire. His research interests include molecular cardiology, immunological markers of disease and transplantation rejection.
Foreword - Mr Harvey White Medicine - past, present & future - Dr Rameen Shakur Entry requirements to medical school - Professor John Stein Your school's perspective - Dr Simon Thorn The interview - Professor John Stein How to choose a medical school - Emily Stobbs Post graduate entry - Dilshad Marikar Career pathways in medicine - Mr Handa & Dr Yasir Al-Wakeel Ethical issues in modern medical practice - Professor Raanan Gillon The medical student years - Faheem Shakur & Stuart Laverack The foundation years - Dr Rameen Shakur Choosing general practice (primary care) - Dr Edward Shaoul Choosing hospital medicine - Dr Paul Ayuk Other career options - Kamran Abbasi Academic medicine - Professor Robin Williamson