Learning Medicine by Peter Richards, Simon Stockill, Rosalind Foster, Elizabeth

By Peter Richards, Simon Stockill, Rosalind Foster, Elizabeth Ingall

No matter what your heritage, no matter if you're a school-leaver or a mature pupil, when you are attracted to checking out extra approximately being a physician, medical-school existence and the main points of the way to get a spot at clinical university, this is often the ebook for you. it's been in non-stop book due to the fact that 1983 and the seventeenth variation has once more been thoroughly revised all through to replace the sensible information about medical-school access in addition to the most recent alterations within the curriculum. additionally, during this version, for the 1st time, the criminal pitfalls dealing with scientific scholars and medical professionals are set out in a bankruptcy via a barrister with massive event of medical professionals in trouble. Written via a number one educational, a GP, a barrister and a graduate scientific scholar, this definitive careers consultant offers a real perception into lifestyles as a pupil and what it ability to be a physician.

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The career choices available once you are in the profession are extremely varied so finding your niche should be possible. The combination of human contact with academic interest is unlike that of any other career, and the unique privilege of being so intimately involved in people’s lives never fails to be exciting or interesting. It is possible and personally I feel it is worth it … (but ask me again when I’m a junior doctor). SE Overseas applicants About 1500 overseas students compete for about 400 places.

Her further education college described her as the most academically and personally outstanding student that they could remember; she won several prizes on her way through medical school and qualified without difficulty. Another of similar age with four children and separated from her husband coped with such amazing energy and effectiveness, despite considerable financial hardship (and the help of a succession of competent and reliable au pairs) that she left everyone breathless. Exceptional these two may be, but it can be done, requiring as Susan Spindler commented in her book, Doctors to Be, “an unerring sense of priorities in her life, tremendous stamina and the capacity to concentrate briefly but hard”.

Not all mature entrants to medicine are graduates but they have to apply to the standard course. Good organisation, a sufficient income, and an understanding partner with a flexible job (if any partner at all) are the foundations of successful medical study by mature students with family responsibilities. The early years of the course are no more difficult for medicine than other degree courses, except in that the intensity of lectures and practical work is greater than in most other subjects. Efficient use of time during the day and a regular hour or two of study most evenings (with more before examinations) should suffice.

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