Training is an area where specifics change quite rapidly and especially given the current context of the changing health service. The new edition of this textbook includes these changes in training, updated material on salaries, number of places and so forth and covers the emergence and recognition of new subspecialites.
The indispensable guide to medical careers. Career guidance offered in most medical schools is limited in variety, detail and scope even though a medical degree offers career opportunities unrivalled by most professions. Many students graduate with no idea of their future career goals. The new edition of So You Want To Be a Brain Surgeon? provides a fun yet informative guide for all medical students and for all those considering a medical degree. The text has been radically updated to include more chapters, even more comprehensive psychiatry and anaesthetics sections, is more accessible to A-level students and new career algorithms have been introduced into the overviews for each section. Contributions from experts from a wide range of medical specialties offering information on the medical paths they have chosen. The inclusion of personal accounts offers a genuine impression of what it's like to work in each area User-friendly and fun job summary tables allow at-a-glance comparisons to be made between different jobs. For each specialty, practical advice is offered on the personal qualities needed, level of competition, salaries available, stress levels, and pros and cons. Contact addresses are included for further research.