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Living Medicine : Planning a Career: Choosing a Speciality - Peter Richards

Living Medicine

Planning a Career: Choosing a Speciality

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Published: 30th July 1990
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Realistic yet encouraging, responsible yet wryly humorous, this is the book that all final-year medical students and junior doctors will need in planning their careers. Written by the Dean of a London medical school, who has taken a particular interest in selecting and training medical students, and helping them to prepare for a career in medicine, it brings together essential information on all the specialities, both hospital-based and in the community. Recognising that medicine is an exciting but also an exacting way of life, the author touches on the ethical dilemmas and the personal stresses, as well as the opportunities for fulfilment, that are an integral part of any medical career. Living Medicine may be read straight through, or used as a reference source for specific information on each speciality or group of specialities. The illustrations, vintage David Langdon, bring the text to life with insight and humour.

."..very well written and covers all aspects of a career in medicine, including ethics, descriptions of the various specialties, opportunities in research and public health, and the stresses one is likely to encounter during training." The Yale Journal of Biology and Medicine

Preface
What becomes of medical students?
Clinical freedom and professional responsibility
The end of the beginning: 'finals' and the preregistration year
Setting the sights: basic training programmes and professional qualifications
Grasping the nettle: final career choices
Time out but well spent: research and work abroad
Clinical practice outside hospital: higher training
Clinical support services
Public health/community medicine and occupational health
Science, industry, the Armed Services, journalism and other careers
The beginning of the end: independent practice
Appendices
References
Index.
Table of Contents provided by Publisher. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780521386289
ISBN-10: 0521386284
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 200
Published: 30th July 1990
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 14.0  x 1.2
Weight (kg): 0.26