Beyond the prospectus
- By: Kate Chapman
Succeeding in Your Medical Degree has managed to find a gap in the market. In between the “how to get into medical school” handbooks and the “how to pick your specialty” guides is the small space for the “how to understand quite dull bits of your course that you’ll probably need to know about at some point” books, where this slots right in.
Its aim is to help new medical students understand the course they are starting, and it does this very well. The book covers areas such as assessment, professionalism, and clinical attachments using the General Medical Council’s Tomorrow’s Doctors framework as a reference. It explains what will happen the first time you attend a ward round, things to consider when organising an elective, and how you’ll be taught communication skills.
Each chapter includes activities for the reader to do, which complement the text nicely. Examples include writing down