Becoming a Doctor: Is Medicine Really the Career for You? by Tom Nolan, Matt Green, Alexander Young

By Tom Nolan, Matt Green, Alexander Young

Deciding upon even if to pursue a occupation in drugs is a choice that are supposed to no longer be taken evenly. turning into a physician may be hugely worthwhile however it isn't with no its drawbacks. it's accordingly very important that you simply achieve a transparent perception into the area of drugs to make sure that it's the correct course that you should keep on with. This booklet has been written with the above in brain to supply a transparent photo of what turning into a physician rather consists of. It explores what it relatively potential to be an excellent surgeon and the stairs that are meant to be taken to verify no matter if a occupation in medication is absolutely the single for you. The ebook explains the method of constructing a profitable software to clinical institution together with a few of the front assessments (UKCAT, BMAT, GAMSAT), the UCAS own assertion and next scientific college interview. existence as a pupil at clinical schoolis mentioned as are many of the profession paths open to you as a physician with valuable insights supplied through working towards medical professionals. This finished publication is key examining for an individual excited about changing into a physician and identifying no matter if it truly is the suitable occupation for you!

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What are medical schools looking for? The Council of Heads of Medical Schools issues guidance on the selection of students to medical schools. There are nine key principles. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 12 Selection for medical school implies selection for the medical profession. The selection process attempts to identify the academic and non-academic qualities of a doctor. A high level of academic attainment will be expected. The practice of medicine requires the highest standards of professional and personal conduct.

Candidates should demonstrate some understanding of what a career in medicine involves and their suitability for a caring profession. Medical schools have agreed that the selection process must be transparent, and adhere to diversity and equality legislation. The primary duty of care is to patients. Failure to declare information that has a material influence on a student’s fitness to practise may lead to termination of their medical course. The application process (Gayathri Rabindra) What does all of this mean for you?

They each talk about their teaching style, intercalation, clinical training and boast about their extra-curricular activities, but they might not say a lot about the location of the medical school, how far you have to travel, or the cost of living locally. This chapter will discuss these aspects to help you make a shortlist of your favourites and think of questions to ask when you visit them. The course There are three types of medical course: undergraduate courses for those who haven’t yet been to university; graduate courses for those who already have a degree; and foundation (or access) courses for those who don’t have the grades or are from a nonscience background.

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