The Medic's Guide to Work and Electives Around the World

The Medic's Guide to Work and Electives Around the World

by Dr Mark Wilson (Author)


This up-to-date book is the definitive guide for the doctor, nurse, student or other health professional planning work or an elective overseas. It gives information on what it is like to work in thousands of hospitals in over 100 countries. It provides information from what they are best known for to what the social life is like. There's information on how to go about planning your trip, advice on occupational health requirements and details on over a hundred non-governmental organisations and missionary charities. There are also lists of bursaries and grants available and addresses of embassies in the UK, US and Australia. This new edition also has much more information for nurses, physiotherapists and occupational therapists. Details of specialist organisations are included where possible and a few new countries have been added. Section 3 contains a new Adventure Medicine chapter providing information on expedition, mountain, aviation, and space and diving medicine.


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Format: Paperback
Pages: 608
Edition: 2
Publisher: Hodder Arnold
Published: 30 Apr 2004

ISBN 10: 0340810513
ISBN 13: 9780340810514

Media Reviews
It really does make you want to start planning your elective. It gives you ideas you never thought about and makes any ideas you have more realistic. I really would recommend you find a copy of this book if you've got an elective to plan.
GKT Gazette

The Medic's Guide is refreshingly unbiased, the blurbs give information which is useful and interesting, not just repititions of hospital advertising and recruitment slogans.

This book makes organizing your elusive dream elective a little easier by providing ideas, contacts and realistic, anecdotal information. A copy on your desk might also be a pleasant reminder of the possibilties that come with these funny old degrees
The New Zealand Medical Students Journal, Number 2
Author Bio
Mark Wilson BSc MBBChir MRCS Mark Wilson trained at St Bartholomew's, University College London and Cambridge before working at the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary, UCH/ Middlesex and the Royal London Hospitals. He has also worked in India, Nepal and South Africa, as a researcher for NASA in California, as a GP in South Australia and as an expedition doctor in the Arctic.