This concise guide to medical school offers an alternative path to developing a diverse set of academic and professional skills for a successful career in medicine. Written for current and prospective medical students, chapters are structured around eight key themes relevant to the active ‘all-rounder’ medic, including learning and leading high-quality research, opportunities in global health, further academic degrees and the complementary career options available to today’s medical graduate. This book serves as essential reading for anyone considering and embarked upon an exciting career in medicine.
Table of Contents
Introduction. Research. Organising and Leading. Writing and Speaking. Global Health, Further Degrees. Design, Innovation and Management. Medical Law, Ethics and Teaching. Trading Places: Medicine Abroad. Career Perspectives. Afterword.
Dr Ashton Barnett-Vanes is a Final Year Medical Student based in London, United Kingdom. He completed his medical and clinical science years at St George’s, University of London where he was awarded the William Brown and Devitt-Pendlebury Exhibition. In 2012, he graduated with first class honours in his intercalated BSc and in 2015 completed his PhD in war injuries – both at Imperial College London. He is a former intern of the World Health Organization and in 2016 was a British Council scholar at Tsinghua University, Beijing. He is the recipient of a Foulkes Foundation Fellowship.