This book provides an excellent and easy-to-read path to making the most of your medical career starting as a student...and a ready source of really useful hints and tips that will help anyone reading this book maximise their personal and professional development.' From the Foreword by Dr Inam Haq Want to optimise your chances of success? Take a fresh look at the clinical world. Medical careers have changed and learning how to play the game is as important as being the best in your field. This inspirational new guide considers your medical career from a wide-ranging perspective, encouraging a positive, early outlook. On a highly practical note, it acts as a comprehensive information source, covering all aspects of job applications and medical careers. On a personal note the book fosters a complete reassessment of the way you view your working life. It offers fresh ideas to help identify important opportunities to improve your CV - taking opportunities when you can whilst making the most of what you have. Easy to read and conversational in tone, it details invaluable ideas on developing your portfolio and innovative methods to successfully market yourself, alongside sound approaches to the challenges and intricacies of the modern medical career.

part Section 1|10 pages

Medical careers and the training pathway

chapter Chapter 1|4 pages

Your medical career

ByDavid McGowan, Helen Sims

chapter Chapter 2|4 pages

The training pathways: what you need to be doing and by when

ByLyudmila Kishikova

part Section 2|33 pages

How to plan for the future

chapter Chapter 3|6 pages

Medical students

ByNigel Mabvuure

chapter Chapter 4|9 pages

Foundation year trainees

ByNatalie Smith

chapter Chapter 5|7 pages

Core and run-through trainees

ByMichael Ghosh-Dastidar, Mark Cookson

chapter Chapter 6|4 pages

Specialty training and beyond

ByNerys Conway

chapter Chapter 7|5 pages

The academic training pathway

ByLiam Gillespie, Guy Mole

part Section 3|38 pages

How to get ahead of the competition

chapter Chapter 8|4 pages

The medical curriculum vitae

ByMatthew Smith

chapter Chapter 9|5 pages

The portfolio

ByMatthew Smith

chapter Chapter 10|3 pages

Marketing yourself

ByDavid McGowan, Helen Sims

chapter Chapter 11|5 pages

M: management

ByDavid McGowan, Helen Sims

chapter Chapter 12|3 pages

A: audit

ByDavid McGowan, Helen Sims

chapter Chapter 13|3 pages

R: research

ByDavid McGowan, Helen Sims

chapter Chapter 14|6 pages

K: knowledge

ByDavid McGowan, Helen Sims

chapter Chapter 15|4 pages

E: education

ByDavid McGowan, Helen Sims

chapter Chapter 16|3 pages

T: training

ByDavid McGowan, Helen Sims

part Section 4|18 pages

How to publish your work

chapter Chapter 17|10 pages

How to conduct research and publish your work

ByJoseph M Norris

chapter Chapter 18|6 pages

How to present your research

ByMeher Lad

part Section 5|27 pages

The selection process and interviews

chapter Chapter 19|6 pages

Selection centres

ByMark Cookson, Michael Ghosh-Dastidar

chapter Chapter 20|3 pages

Best approach to interviews

BySamantha Fossey, Charles Zammit

chapter Chapter 21|6 pages

Example interview questions

BySamantha Fossey, Charles Zammit

chapter Chapter 22|10 pages

When things don’t go to plan

ByJoseph M Norris