Learning Medicine How to Become and Remain a Good Doctor (18th edition)

International Journal of Health Care Quality Assurance

ISSN: 0952-6862

Article publication date: 2 May 2008

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(2008), "Learning Medicine How to Become and Remain a Good Doctor (18th edition)", International Journal of Health Care Quality Assurance, Vol. 21 No. 3. https://doi.org/10.1108/ijhcqa.2008.06221cae.003

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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Learning Medicine How to Become and Remain a Good Doctor (18th edition)

Article Type: Recent publications From: International Journal of Health Care Quality Assurance, Volume 21, Issue 3.

Peter Richards and Rosalind FosterCambridge University PressDecember 2007ISBN-13: 9780521709675

Keywords: Medical education, Healthcare accountability, Quality healthcare

Learning Medicine is a must-read for anyone thinking of a career in medicine, or who is already in the training process and wants to understand and explore the various options and alternatives along the way. Whatever your background, whether you are school-leaver or mature student, if you are interested in finding out more about becoming and being a good doctor, this is the book for you. In continuous publication since 1983, and now in its eighteenth edition, Learning Medicine provides the most current, honest and informative source of essential knowledge combined with pragmatic guidance. Learning Medicine describes medical school courses, explains foundation years and outlines the wide range of speciality choices allowing tomorrow’s doctors to decide about their future careers; but it also goes further to consider the privilege and responsibility of being a doctor, providing food for thought and reflection throughout a long and rewarding career.

Contents include:

  • Why medicine and why not.

  • Opportunity and reality: requirements for entry.

  • Application and selection.

  • Interviews.

  • Medical school.

  • The new doctor.

  • Developing your career and career opportunities.

  • Privileges and responsibilities: avoiding the pitfalls.