Which doctors make the most money? Which doctors work the hardest? How do you become an expedition doctor? What is it like to be a brain surgeon? Will it affect your career if you take a break? If any of these questions are relevant to you then this could be the most important book you ever read. Whether you are wondering what career to choose or want to know how to follow a particular medical career, you'll find the answers inside.
Deciding which path to pursue has a huge impact on your future life and yet few doctors or medical students ever receive formal careers advice. This has become even harder since the changes brought about by the Modernising Medical Careers (MMC) initiative. Fortunately help is at hand: this book has been fully rewritten to include the latest MMC information and summaries of 100 different medical careers and how to get there.
Whether you aspire to be a general practitioner, forensic psychiatrist, cardiologist or even a brain surgeon you'll find details on the lifestyle, job and specific career route. Each career chapter has been written by a senior specialist in that particular field to give you the 'insider's opinion', resulting in the most complete and up-to-date medical careers guide ever published.
Alongside the careers chapters there are new sections on the Foundation Programme, Core Training, Specialty Training and Academic Training. These also describe the major hurdles in each career and how to overcome them. From filling in application forms and choosing jobs to interviews and improving your CV, every aspect of your career is covered in detail.
Simon Eccles is a Consultant in Emergency Medicine at the Homerton Hospital in Hackney, North East London. He was appointed as Clinical Director for NHS Connecting for Health in July 2007, having started as the joint National Clinical Lead for Hospital Doctors at the end of 2004. He is a past-Chairman of the Junior Doctors Committee of the BMA. In October 2004, he took a year out of clinical work to allow him to work on the 'Hospital at Night' project as the medical advisor to the Department of Health. He continues to work as a medical advisor to NHS National Workforce Projects. Stephan qualified from Nottingham medical school in 2003 and trained as a paediatrician. He recently moved to work as a postdoctoral researcher at Yale University and hopes to train as a clinical geneticist. He also works as an expedition doctor and took part in the Serious Andes and Serious Ocean expeditions with Children's BBC. He first became interested in medical writing while at university and he has now written several books aimed at making life a bit easier for newly qualified doctors and their patients.
CAREER ROUTES - THE 'USUAL' ROUTE; CAREER ROUTES - ALTERNATIVE ROUTES; SPECIALTY OVERVIEWS; HOW TO GET A JOB; THE ORGANISATION OF MEDICAL CAREERS; CAREER CHAPTERS