A guide to medical etiquette: applying for a job
- By: David McAllister
Barring criminality, a well paid job with excellent prospects and public regard is pretty much guaranteed for a doctor in Britain. Given this, it is no wonder that the application for jobs in the final year is a calm, relaxed affair where everyone behaves courteously to their colleagues and would not consider any unethical or underhand behaviour.
Does this sound familiar or is your medical school different? Let's be honest, if a little appalled, and admit that it's a cut-throat business. With that in mind, here's a guide to help you through the process without coming out tarnished on the other side.
The first thing to consider is your cur- riculum vitae. Get your university application form out, and then make sure your CV does not resemble it in any way. When you started at medical school they wanted to know that you loved puppies, played rare 14th century musical