The Medic's Guide to Work and Electives Around the World 3E: 3rd Edition (Paperback) book cover

The Medic's Guide to Work and Electives Around the World 3E

3rd Edition

By Mark Wilson

CRC Press

624 pages

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Paperback: 9780340945810
pub: 2009-11-27
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"Medicine, as doctor, nurse, physio or student, is your passport to the world", and Mark Wilson is determined to ensure that you will make the most of it!

A motivational and practical guide to making the most of your time abroad; whether as a student taking a medical elective, or a medical professional looking for a longer-term change in scene. The Medic's Guide to Work and Electives Around the World provides all the information you will need to decide where in the world to go, with thought-provoking career suggestions including emergency ski patrol, forensic investigation in New York, taking part in research for NASA, or working for a charity or missionary organization.

Practical advice is provided about all aspects of getting ready; including securing your position and funding, vaccinations, travel insurance, your pension while abroad, and health and safety issues. A 'what to take' list will ensure that even the most hapless traveller arrives prepared for any eventuality; but as a fallback there is always a list of embassies to contact in emergencies!

New for this edition is a helpful list of recruitment agencies, focussing on agencies in Australia, New Zealand and the UK.

Absolutely essential reading for any health professional or medical student planning to work abroad.


"This is a brilliant book and should be bought by all medical students."

BMA Medical Book Awards, 2010

Table of Contents

Section 1: Getting Ready:

Planning your elective

Working Overseas

Your Health Whilst Abroad

Section 2: Destinations:



Australia and New Zealand

The Caribbean


Pacific Islands

The Middle East

South and Central America

USA, Bermuda and Canada

Section 3: Adventure Medicine:

Expedition Medicine

Diving Medicine

Mountain Medicine

he Flying Doctors

Aviation and Space Medicine

Section 4: The Appendix:

Non-Governmental and Missionary Organisations

Elective and Travel Bursaries

Embassies and High Commissions

Travel Vaccinations

About the Author

Mark Wilson BSc MBBChir MRCS MRCA DipIMC
Neurosurgeon and Pre-Hospital Helicopter Specialist Registrar, London, UK

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MEDICAL / General
MEDICAL / Administration