Can you adapt to the wide variety of learning environments in medicine?
Can you show your best abilities in the exams at the same time as learning to be a doctor?
Can you balance your studies with an enjoyable social life?
Can you develop your professionalism and manage your 'digital footprint'?
How to Succeed at Medical School will help you learn these vital skills, and much more.
Written by experienced medical school teachers and packed full of case studies, illustrations, quotes from other students, tip boxes, exercises, portfolios and learning techniques to help you communicate, study and revise - it s an essential resource to help you thrive at medical school.
This thoroughly updated second edition includes new chapters on Professionalism and Teaching, and provides invaluable insight into what to expect from the start of medical school right through to the start of your medical career.
Dr Dason Evans is Honorary Senior Lecturer in Medical Educationn, Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Queen Mary, University of London, and Associate Specialist in Sexual Health, Courtyard Clinic, St Georges, University of London. Dr Jo Brown is Reader in Medical Education and Head of Clinical Communication, St George's, University of London.
About the authors vii Foreword to the first edition ix Introduction 1 Chapter 1 What kind of learner are you? 5 Chapter 2 Learning knowledge 19 Chapter 3 Learning clinical skills 47 Chapter 4 Learning clinical communication skills 68 Chapter 5 Working in a group 100 Chapter 6 Developing your academic writing skills 117 Chapter 7 Portfolios and reflection 125 Chapter 8 Life work balance 138 Chapter 9 Revision 151 Chapter 10 Exam technique: general rules 162 Chapter 11 Exam technique: specific examples 174 Chapter 12 Teaching, mentoring and coaching: helping others to learn and develop 203 Chapter 13 Professionalism: not as straightforward as you think 224 Chapter 14 Thinking ahead: student-selected components, careers and electives 242 Index 253