• This book offers pertinent personal and clinical advice to third and
fourth year medical students, in a quick read, accessible format • Includes
appendices of useful clinical information that is regularly needed and used
by these junior officers
• Includes a number of important patient management forms on PDF files that the student can print out (full size) by accessing our website
1. Warning: career ahead; 2. The job of the medical student; 3. Job performance: the big ten; 4. Gear down: white coats, stethoscopes, and other fashion accessories; 5. Pre-rounding and scut basics; 6. Knowledge management: if I only had a brain …; 7. Pimping and the art of self-defense; 8. Presentations: ‘Here there Be Dragons’; 9. Making the grade: emotional intelligence trumps all; 10. Team management for the MS3; 11. Morale management; 12. Soapbox - physicians and the snare of egoism; Acknowledgements; Appendix 1: Tasty bits - good things to know up front; Appendix 2: Dispo dancing; Appendix 3: Patient data collection card templates; Appendix 4: Daily progress note template; Appendix 5: The (don’t) panic pages: for the Sub-I; Appendix 6: Eliciting the code status: a very important job that we doctors do very badly; Appendix 7: Personal finance for the medical trainee; Appendix 8: Using pubmed.