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1st Edition

Secrets of Success: Getting into Academic Medicine

ISBN 9781853159572
Published May 26, 2011 by CRC Press
288 Pages

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Book Description

Getting into Academic Medicine provides a comprehensive yet accessible guide for all doctors who are training to gain postgraduate qualifications and further their academic career. It explains what an academic career involves from diploma and masters courses through to completing a PhD and holding professional positions.

  • How to prepare the ideal successful application so that you stand out in the crowd
  • Routes and options available so that you can decide which path to take
  • Mentorship guidance to steer you through possible career pathways
  • Practical advice, hints, tips, pearls of wisdom to help succeed in a competitive landscape
  • Specific, relevant examples will help you avoid common pitfalls

Inspirational and encouraging this text presents an essential survival guide preparing the candidate with background knowledge and critical advice on the dos and don'ts of obtaining an academic post.

Table of Contents

Introduction to academic medicine
Introduction to academic medicine
Pathways into academic medicine

Routes into academic medicine
The ACF, CL and alternative routes
Research in surgical training
Academic curriculum vitae
Academic application and interview

Academic qualifications

Higher degrees, diplomas and certificates
The PhD

Insight into an academic's life

Ethics and research
Publications and presentations
Research abroad
Common academic pitfalls

The future and the exit points in academic medicine

Opportunities in academic medicine after completion of clinical training
Leaving academic medicine

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Dr Philip J Smith, BMedSci BMBS MSc MRCP,
Specialist Registrar in Gastroenterology, MRC Clinical Research Training Fellow, University College London, London, UK

Dr Sukhjinder Nijjer BSc MB ChB MRCP
Specialist Registrar and Academic Clinical Fellow in Cardiology, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, London, UK

Dr Jasdeep Gill MB ChB DRCOG DFSRH
General Practice Speciality Trainee, London Deanery, London, UK

Dr Jeremy Levy MA PhD FHEA FRCP
Head of London School of Medicine, Reader in Renal Medicine and Medical Education, Imperial College London, London, UK