Download e-book for iPad: Becoming a Doctor: Is Medicine Really the Career for You? by Tom Nolan, Matt Green, Alexander Young

By Tom Nolan, Matt Green, Alexander Young

Deciding upon even if to pursue a profession in drugs is a choice that are supposed to now not be taken calmly. turning into a physician might be hugely worthwhile however it isn't with out its drawbacks. it's for this reason very important that you simply achieve a transparent perception into the area of drugs to make sure that it's the correct direction so you might persist with. This e-book has been written with the above in brain to supply a transparent photo of what changing into a physician fairly comprises. It explores what it fairly skill to be an exceptional health care provider and the stairs that are supposed to be taken to verify no matter if a profession in medication is admittedly the single for you. The e-book explains the method of creating a profitable program to clinical tuition together with some of the front tests (UKCAT, BMAT, GAMSAT), the UCAS own assertion and next clinical institution interview. lifestyles as a pupil at clinical schoolis mentioned as are some of the occupation paths open to you as a physician with necessary insights supplied by way of working towards medical professionals. This accomplished ebook is key studying for somebody eager about turning into a physician and identifying no matter if it truly is the precise profession for you!

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Don’t get yourself worked up about it, as it is a difficult question to answer without sounding cheesy or repetitive; the chances are that the panel have heard it all before. Use the opportunity to show that you know what skills are required and that you have thought about whether you fit the criteria. You could expand your answer by reinforcing it with examples eg from your work experience. Many questions will be ‘open questions’ such as ‘tell us about your work experience’. This might make you relax as you know you can talk about whatever you like, but this is the worst attitude to have.

Although it’s useful to think of answers to common questions, don’t learn answers by rote as it won’t look or sound genuine. Interview workshops can also be useful, especially one that offers mock interview practice. On the day, make sure you dress professionally. You are going for an interview for entry into the medical profession, so make sure you look the part, although as well as looking smart, you should feel comfortable in your interview clothes. Now, down to the questions! The panel really can ask question, bar the illegal ones, but make sure you have thought about how you might answer the common ones.

I represent my school at tennis and swimming and compete in various tournaments. I run the Science Society at school and have been nominated to be a school prefect this year. I believe these experiences have given me the skills required to make a good doctor. This person obviously has a lot of achievements but it is difficult to get a sense they understand what being a doctor involves. The ‘list’ style is rather laborious to read and very little personality comes across. Their comments about spending time at a worldleading hospital manage to sell the hospital rather than them.

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