Becoming a Doctor: Surviving and Thriving in the Early Postgraduate Years

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Elsevier Australia, 2007 - Medical - 216 pages
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This title is directed primarily towards health care professionals outside of the United States. Becoming A Doctor: Surviving and thriving in the early years covers a range of professional, psychosocial and training issues that new graduates of medicine encounter during the first 2-4 postgraduate years. In making the transition the between medical school and medical practice the junior doctor will face a number of personal professional challenges and this book is designed to offer practical tips on managing clinical responsibility and decision making, career development, specialty colleges and training programs; the internship process; medico-legal and ethical considerations as well as self-care and finding and developing support networks in the early years. Whilst its focus is on Australian and New Zealand medical graduates, the book will also be a useful guide for overseas trained doctors preparing for AMC examinations, Directors of Clinical Training and those involved in mentoring new graduates.

  • Comprehensive list of resources such as contact details for state medical boards, specialty colleges, medical defence organizations, health advisory services and postgraduate medical councils
  • Expert advice on a wide range of practical topics from senior medical practitioners
  • Portable handbook format; ready resource
 

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Contents

The healthcare system what you need to know
18
Looking after yourself
33
Tools for surviving the junior doctor years
47
Communicating effectively as a junior doctor
59
Learning and teaching on the job
80
Choosing the right career and getting ahead
101
JMO recruitment
119
Medicolegal and related matters
133
dealing with
147
If things go wrong
163
Jo Burnand
180
APPENDIX B Resources
203
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