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This superb guide to the neophyte doctor ranges from one’s first approach to medical school and how to cope with such a complex process right through to a doctor’s decision on which specialty career to follow eventually. As always this Oxford Handbook covers a vast range of useful, relevant material, and this particular one will be of great value to anyone seriously considering medical school for their future career choice.

The contributors are a talented group of doctors whose expertise and interests span many different clinical specialties as well as having, between them, a vast experience in clinical academic research as well as a huge commitment in the modern complex process of medical education.

I am sure this book, where the nuts and bolts of virtually every specialty are most clearly laid out, will be a most useful guide worldwide for those not only considering a career in the medical profession but even those midway through their medical careers.

Peter Abrahams MBBS FRCS(ED) FRCR DO(Hon) FHEA

Prof. Emeritus of Clinical Anatomy

Warwick Medical School, Gibbet Hill

National Teaching fellow 2011–14

Life fellow, Girton college, Cambridge

Visiting Professor LKC School of Medicine NTU Singapore