About to start surgical training?
Do you know what to expect and how to thrive?
The Hands–on Guide to Surgical Training is the ultimate, practical guide for medical students and junior doctors thinking about taking the plunge into surgery, and also for surgical trainees already in training. It s full of invaluable, practical information and career guidance to ensure you get the most out of your surgical career.
It offers general guidance and advice on surgical training, together with detailed information on each of the nine surgical subspecialties, each written by seniors and consultants, as you make both clinical and career–based choices.
Undoubtedly one of the most comprehensive resources for surgical trainees available, The Hands–on Guide to Surgical Training will be essential reading throughout your training and surgical career.
Take the stress out of surgical training with The Hands–on Guide!
So you want to be a surgeon? xi
1 Theatres 1
Surgical instruments 1
Theatre etiquette 12
Patient safety and the WHO surgical checklist 17
How to write the operation note 22
Introduction to operative sections 26
Inguinal hernia repair 31
Dynamic hip screw 37
2 Wards 45
3 Clinics 71
4 On Call 78
Non–clinical Generic stage
5 The Foundation Years 89
6 The Core Training Years 100
7 The Specialty Training Years 122
8 General Surgery 140
9 Urology 148
10 Cardiothoracic Surgery 156
11 Oral and maxillofacial surgery 160
12 Ear, nose and throat surgery (Otorhinolaryngology head and neck surgery) 166
13 Paediatric surgery 171
14 Neurosurgery 179
15 Orthopaedics 186
16 Plastic Surgery 193
17 Applying for Jobs 201
18 Flexible Training and Women in Surgery 219
19 Academic Surgery 225
20 Other Issues in Surgical Training 233
21 Fellowships 250
22 Approaching Consultancy 256
Appendix 1: Preoperative assessment 264
Appendix 2: Consent 286
Appendix 3: Local Anaesthetics 292