Contents

Contributors

Symbols and abbreviations

Part 1 Preclinical

?1 Starting as a medical student

?2 Studying at medical school

?3 Preclinical medicine

?4 Preparing for preclinical exams

?5 Intercalated degrees and special study modules

Part 2 Clinical medicine

?6 Going clinical

?7 Anaesthetics

?8 Cardiology

?9 Critical care

10 Dermatology

11 Elderly care

12 Emergency medicine

13 Endocrinology and diabetes

14 Gastroenterology

15 General practice

16 Genetics

17 Genitourinary medicine

18 Haematology

19 Immunology and allergies

20 Infectious diseases and tropical medicine

21 Nephrology

22 Neurology

23 Obstetrics and gynaecology

24 Oncology

25 Ophthalmology

26 Paediatrics

27 Palliative medicine

28 Pathology

29 Psychiatry

30 Respiratory medicine

31 Rheumatology

Part 3 Clinical surgery

32 Breast surgery

33 Cardiothoracic surgery

34 Colorectal surgery

35 Ear, nose, and throat surgery

36 Neurosurgery

37 Oral and maxillofacial surgery

38 Paediatric surgery

39 Plastic surgery

40 Trauma and orthopaedic surgery

41 Vascular surgery

42 Upper gastrointestinal and hepatopancreatobiliary surgery

43 Urology

Part 4 Clinical skills

44 Radiology

45 Practical procedures

46 Basic investigations

47 Ethics and law

Part 5 Assessments and examinations

48 Clinical assessments

49 Preparing for clinical examinations

50 Clinical examinations

51 Written exams

52 Other assessments

Part 6 Career planning

53 Making decisions

54 Getting ahead

55 Electives

56 Career planning

Index