So you want to be a brain surgeon?
- Eccles, S. / Sanders, S.
- New edition incorporating full details of Modernising Medical Careers (MMC) and the Tooke Report changes
- Provides invaluable synopses of over 80 career paths in medicine, including getting in, and getting on
- For each specialty, practical advice is offered on the personal qualities needed, level of competition, salaries available, stress levels, and pros and cons
- Includes contributions from experts from a wide range of medical specialties offering information on the medical paths they have chosen, and what it's like to work in each area
- Features user-friendly job summary tables which offer at-a-glance comparisons to be made between different jobs
- Lists contact addresses for further information
- New to this edition
- The main career chapters have all been rewritten in a standardised format to make them easier to compare and more consistent
- New section describing an average day in the life of that specialist
- Careers covered has been expanded by about 20% to cover newer specialities and more subspecialties
- The text has been completely rewritten to reflect the latest changes in medical careers following Modernising Medical Careers (MMC) and the Tooke report
- Foundation Programme essentials and application · Specialty Training essentials and application · CVs, interviews, how to succeed in a medical career, list of specialties in order of competitiveness · Career pathway for every Specialty Training option (eg surgery, paediatrics) · Alternative career pathways (eg academia, armed forces, overseas)
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.