The Royal Society of Medicine, the UK?s largest provider of continuing medical education, has today published a new guide aimed at students and junior doctors.
A Career in Medicine: do you have what it takes? outlines the process and decisions required for students seeking to undertake a medical degree. And with the introduction of a new career structure for junior doctors following the Government?s establishment of Modernising Medical Careers, the book also provides information on career progression for junior doctors.
Dr Rameen Shakur1, the book?s editor, said: ?A Career in Medicine will dispel some of the myths about the medical profession and provides indispensable advice to enhance a student?s chance of getting into the medical school of his or her choice.
?The book is also the most current and up-to-date guide on the recent MMC and foundation years initiatives and offers a pragmatic insight into a career in medicine for junior doctors.?
MMC was implemented in 2005 and designed to streamline medical training, however, not without controversy. Medical students have questioned the changes in the curriculum structure and the implications it has on them entering a career of their choice. A Career in Medicine examines these concerns and draws upon the expertise from leading UK health and medical professionals to provide advice, making it an essential resource.
?A Career in Medicine offers an independent, focused and thoroughly researched outlook into what options are available to students when leaving medical school and what to expect in the first few years after graduating,? Dr Shakur said.
The Cambridge Medical Journal has described the book as: ?An excellent resource – essential whether you are a sixth former, medical student or junior doctor.?
A Career in Medicine also provides an online resource where students and junior doctors can seek advice directly from the expert contributors in the book at www.acareerinmedicine.net
A Career in Medicine: do you have what it takes? follows the highly successful first edition, edited by Harvey White and published in 2000, and covers topics ranging from recent changes to the medical education system to postgraduate entry requirements and career pathways in medicine.