So you want to be a brain surgeon? by Simon EcclesSo you want to be a brain surgeon? by Simon Eccles

So you want to be a brain surgeon?

EditorSimon Eccles, Stephan Sanders

Paperback | January 1, 2009

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Which doctors make the most money? Which doctors work the hardest? How do you become an expedition doctor? What is it like to be a brain surgeon? Will it affect your career if you take a break? If any of these questions are relevant to you then this could be the most important book you everread. Whether you are wondering what career to choose or want to know how to follow a particular medical career, you'll find the answers inside.Deciding which path to pursue has a huge impact on your future life and yet few doctors or medical students ever receive formal careers advice. This has become even harder since the changes brought about by the Modernising Medical Careers (MMC) initiative. Fortunately help is at hand: this book hasbeen fully rewritten to include the latest MMC information and summaries of 100 different medical careers and how to get there.Whether you aspire to be a general practitioner, forensic psychiatrist, cardiologist or even a brain surgeon you'll find details on the lifestyle, job and specific career route. Each career chapter has been written by a senior specialist in that particular field to give you the 'insider's opinion',resulting in the most complete and up-to-date medical careers guide ever published.Alongside the careers chapters there are new sections on the Foundation Programme, Core Training, Specialty Training and Academic Training. These also describe the major hurdles in each career and how to overcome them. From filling in application forms and choosing jobs to interviews and improvingyour CV, every aspect of your career is covered in detail.
Simon Eccles is a Consultant in Emergency Medicine at the Homerton Hospital in Hackney, North East London. He was appointed as Clinical Director for NHS Connecting for Health in July 2007, having started as the joint National Clinical Lead for Hospital Doctors at the end of 2004. He is a past-Chairman of the Junior Doctors Committee o...
Title:So you want to be a brain surgeon?Format:PaperbackDimensions:320 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.02 inPublished:January 1, 2009Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Career routes - the 'usual' route1. Career overview2. Foundation programme3. Specialty training4. Membership exams5. General practitioner6. ConsultantCareer routes - alternative routes7. Staff and associate specialist grade8. Academic career9. Armed forces career10. 'Off the beaten track' career11. Overseas career12. Leaving clinical medicineSpecialty overviews13. Acute care common stem overview14. Anaesthetics overview15. General practice overview16. Internal medicine overview17. Obstetrics and gynaecology overview18. Paediatrics overview19. Pathology overview20. Psychiatry overview21. Public health overview22. Radiology overview23. Surgery overview - surgery in general24. Surgery overview - oral and maxillofacial surgery25. Surgery overview - neurology26. Surgery overview - ophthalmologyHow to get a job27. Choosing a career28. Finding jobs29. Competition for ST1/CT1 applications30. Competition for ST3/ST4 applications31. Staying competitive32. Surviving the application system33. Curriculum Vitas (CV)34. Interviews35. What happens if you don't get a job?36. Taking time out37. Working abroad38. Applying from overseas39. Doctors' pay40. Flexible trainingThe organisation of medical careers41. Postgraduate training - MMC42. Postgraduate training - Tooke and the future43. Switching specialist training pathways44. Overseeing education45. Alternative routes (articles 14 and 11)46. Discrimination47. Women in medicineCareer chapters48. Academic GP49. Academic medicine50. Acupuncture51. Acute medicine52. Anaesthesia53. Army medicine54. Audiovestibular medicine55. Breast and oncoplastic surgery56. Cardiology57. Cardiothoracic surgery58. Chemical pathology59. Civil service medicine60. Clinical genetics61. Clinical oncology62. Clinical pharmacology63. Community paediatrics64. Dermatology65. Ear, nose and throat (Otolaryngology)66. Elderly medicine67. Emergency medicine68. Endocrinology and diabetes69. Expedition medicine70. Forensic medical examiner71. Forensic pathology72. Forensic psychiatry73. Gastroenterology74. General practice75. General surgery (colorectal surgery)76. Genitourinary medicine77. GP in a rural setting78. GP with a special interest79. Gynaecological oncology80. Gynaecology81. Haematology82. Hand surgery83. Histopathology84. Homeopathic medicine85. Immunology86. Infectious diseases and tropical medicine87. Intensive care88. Journalism and medical writing89. Locuming90. Maternal and fetal medicine91. Maxillofacial surgery92. Medical defence organisations93. Medical education94. Medical entrepreneur95. Medical ethics96. Medical law97. Medical management consulting98. Medical manager99. Medical microbiology100. Medical oncology101. Medical politics102. Merlin103. Metabolic medicine104. Neonatology105. Neurology106. Neurosurgery107. Nuclear medicine108. Obstetrics109. Occupational medicine110. Ophthalmology111. Orthopaedic surgery112. Overseas aid113. Paediatric surgery114. Paediatrics115. Pain management116. Palliative medicine117. Pharmaceutical physician118. Plastic and reconstructive surgery119. Pre-hospital medicine120. Prison medicine121. Psychiatry - child and adolescent122. Psychiatry - general adult123. Psychiatry - old age124. Psychiatry of learning disability125. Psychotherapy126. Public health127. Radiology - diagnostic128. Radiology - interventional129. Renal medicine130. Reproductive medicine131. Respiratory medicine132. Rheumatology133. Royal Air Force medicine134. Royal Navy medicine135. Sexual and reproductive health136. Ship's doctor137. Spinal surgery138. Sports and exercise medicine139. Transfusion medicine140. Transplantation surgery141. Trauma surgery142. Urogynaecology143. Urology144. Vascular surgery145. Virology146. Voluntary service overseas

Editorial Reviews

`It is a fascinating and useful guide to medical careers, as it gives an unflinching and nitty-gritty account of the myriad of careers on offer to medical graduates, and methodically describes the pros and cons of each option.'David Allin BA, Final year medical student