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About this book
Essential information for all junior doctors.
You are close to qualifying or you have already qualified. You are prepared to take on the working world of referrals, hospital jobs and the pager. Medical school taught you clinical anatomy, but possibly not clinical diplomacy. You have learnt how to diagnose illness but not how to identify trouble on the ward, or more importantly, how to avoid it.
Written by a doctor concerned by how little medical school prepares you for the blunt reality of life in a hospital environment, What They Didn’t Teach You at Medical School is an indispensable guide to help you sidestep the pitfalls of the job and achieve the heights expected by all consultants.
Divided into concise, advice-packed chapters, readers will learn how to:
• stop your pager going off
• work well with other medical specialists
• refer patients and prevent referrals being ‘bounced back’
• keep your seniors smiling
• get on with nurses
• get a job and a career path
This book will help you in becoming an experienced doctor, impressing your peers and helping you fast-track your career. Above all, this guide will help you to hit the ground running and give you a head start in the increasingly competitive medical world.