Making decisions

Edited by Kapil Sugand, Miriam Berry, Imran Yusuf, Aisha Janjua, Chris Bird, David Metcalfe, Harveer Dev and Sri Thrumurthy

in Oxford Handbook for Medical School

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Published in print April 2019 | ISBN: 9780199681907
Published online March 2019 | e-ISBN: 9780191761690 | DOI:

Series: Oxford Medical Handbooks

Making decisions

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Chapter 53 outlines the importance of early career decisions at medical school and career destinations. Choosing a specialty is a preoccupation of every medical student: keeping an open mind while experiencing what is on offer is important, and yet some early career decisions can focus the CV towards a career goal. This chapter offers advice on how to manage this decision-making process and where to find out more information. In particular, the selection of base hospital, student-selected components, medical elective, intercalated degree, project option/research placement, and entry for...

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Subjects: Clinical Medicine ; Preclinical Medicine ; Medical Skills

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