Making a Medic: The Ultimate Guide to Medical School 2019 Original pdf
A comprehensive guide to everything you need to know in order to succeed at medical school, including:
- how to study effectively (and still have time for fun!)
- the latest books, websites and apps to use
- how to get the most out of clinical placements
- how to master OSCEs and written exams
- how to ace the Situational Judgement Test and Prescribing Safety Assessment
- and much, much more…
Making a Medic is laid out intuitively year by year, so that readers can easily find the information most relevant to their current stage of study. Packed full of cartoons, anecdotes and practical tips, the content is easy to read and simple to put into action.
Whether you’re in first year or final year, this book will help you manage your workload, revise effectively for exams and secure the scores you need for the Foundation Programme jobs you want.
Chapter 1 Golden rules for surviving medical school
1.1 Look after yourself
1.2 Embrace variety
1.3 Learn to cope with information overload
1.4 Use chunks and yield
1.5 Master time management
1.6 Spiralise yourself
1.7 Go broad
1.8 Never be afraid to get stuff wrong
1.9 You think you know, but how do you know you know?
1.10 Learn to love language
1.11 Be a team player
1.12 Recognise patterns
1.13 Flip reverse it
1.14 Take a deep breath and count to ten…
1.15 When in doubt, DIY
1.16 Figure out your med school flavour
1.17 If you can, teach
Chapter 2 Preclinical years
2.1 What’s it all about?
2.2 Why bother?
2.3 What are you trying to achieve in the preclinical years?
2.4 Study techniques
2.5 Study resources
2.6 Essential skills: how to do well in your preclinical years without going insane
2.7 Clinical and communication skills: level I
2.8 OSCEs: level I
2.9 Written exams
Chapter 3 Your first clinical year
3.1 What’s it all about?
3.4 Clinical placements
3.5 The importance of pharmacology
3.6 Clinical skills, communication skills and OSCEs: level II
3.7 Thinking ahead: bits and bobs
Chapter 4 Second clinical year
4.1 What’s it all about?
4.4 Pharmacology level II
4.5 Clinical skills, communication skills and OSCEs: level III
4.6 Thinking ahead: career planning
Chapter 5 Final year
5.1 What’s it all about?
5.2 Resources and techniques
5.3 Clinical placements
5.4 The Foundation Programme
5.5 Situational Judgement Test (SJT)
5.6 Prescribing Safety Assessment (PSA)