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Published: 11 December 2008

328 Pages | 20 black and white images


ISBN: 9780199231966

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So you want to be a brain surgeon?

Third Edition

Simon Eccles and Stephan Sanders

Success in Medicine

  • 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)

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