Medicine is one of the most wonderfully ridiculous professions in the world and the cartoons in this book are light-hearted reflections on life as a medical student. Most of the situations described in this book will crop up at some point as you progress through medical school and beyond. Consider them a rite of passage as you rack up the experience and confidence to look back and think, I can't believe I was scared of that...! But more than that, the book offers advice on surviving ward rounds, coping with doubt and anxiety, preparing for exams, and lots more besides!
As you continue on your winding journey through the wacky wilderness that is medicine, you'll notice a few things are slightly different now that you've graduated from medical school. While everyone's time as a junior doctor is unique, there are a number of experiences during the first few years of training to which everyone who has made the trip can relate. So, to help you on this journey, the book offers advice on prioritising jobs on ward rounds, surviving on-calls, handling the most common bleeps, referrals, requesting investigations, and lots more! This book is designed to reassure you that we have all been there, and we know what you're going through. Try not to worry too much, have a go, be safe and most of all, try to enjoy your prestigious new position!
Based on years of studying and working with medical students Surviving Medical School offers an orientation to the hectic, anxious area of medical education and practical advice for thriving in that environment. Topics covered include: students' expectations in relation to intellectual and emotional capacities; career doubt and alienation; clinical experience; physician fallibility, internships; and professional practice.
A practical guide for helping medical students understand the inner workings of medical school education and postgraduate training processes. The authors advise on "what to expect" and "how to respond" to a number of issues confronting students, including educational and psychological transition to medical school, attrition, traditional and nontraditional curricula, preparing for the USMLE, and choosing a residency. Also offered is a preview of what to expect in medical practice.
How to survive medical emergencies when professional medical care isn’t available—infections, illnesses, fractures, snake bites, and more. From Dr. Joe Alton and Amy Alton ARNP comes an updated edition of their bestseller The Survival Medicine Handbook. This unique medical book is meant to enable the average person to handle injuries and illness in situations in which modern medical facilities and professionals aren’t available due to a disaster. This book is written by America’s top medical preparedness experts: Joe Alton, MD, and Amy Alton, ARNP. Their mission: to put a medically prepared person in every family for when medical help is not on the way. Using decades of medical experience, they address, in plain language, dozens of medical issues associated with surviving disasters and epidemics. The Altons also discuss the medical supplies needed to become a medical asset to your family and community as well as alternative and natural strategies for when pharmaceuticals aren’t available. Topics include: Appendicitis and Conditions that Mimic It Urinary Tract Infections Mosquito-Borne Illnesses Allergic Reactions and Anaphylaxis Head Injuries Animal Bites Snake Bites Head injuries Kidney Stones Dislocations and Fractures Nosebleeds Pain Medications and Natural Pain Relief And much much more! Most medical books will send you to the doctor or hospital when an emergency happens. The Altons assume that the worst might actually happen—that the average person could be left without medical help in a disaster. With their book, you can keep your family healthy in times of trouble.