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Becoming a Doctor

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ISBN: 9780729577588

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Becoming a Doctor

Surviving and Thriving in the Early Postgraduate Years

By Jo Burnand, BSW (Syd), B Med (Newcastle), MPH (NSW), FRACMA

224 pages
Copyright 2007
$76.99, Online Product, Reference

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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.

Key Features

  • 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


Final year medical students (undergraduates); Junior Medical Officers in postgraduate years 1-3; AMC graduates

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By Jo Burnand, BSW (Syd), B Med (Newcastle), MPH (NSW), FRACMA, Senior Medical Advisor, Greater Southern Area Health Service NSW

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