Intended for healthcare professionals

Career Focus


BMJ 1999; 318 doi: (Published 23 January 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;318:S3-7178

Students in Nottingham are fortunate to have a career handbook produced by their medical faculty. The book pulls together career information from many sources, including a gratifying number of citations of the career focus pages. Perhaps its most useful feature is a list of local advisers, which gives students a point of contact for each specialty. This should be widely emulated, though it's probably more important to have an adviser for the “don't knows.” The typography is a reminder that owning a personal computer does not necessarily turn you into a layout artist: the use of fewer fonts will undoubtedly make subsequent editions easier to read.

Anderson C, Turner R. Career handbook for medical students.Nottingham:

University of Nottingham, 1998.