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So You Want To Be A Brain Surgeon?

BMJ 2012; 344 doi: (Published 28 March 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;344:e2320
  1. David Warriner, specialist registrar in cardiology1,
  2. Vipul Ramjiani, house officer in cardiology1
  1. 1Northern General Hospital, Sheffield, South Yorkshire S5 7AU, UK
  1. Correspondence to: D Warriner orange_cyclist{at}

Careers advice given at school is renowned for having a low positive predictive value and, being based on level five evidence (that is, expert opinion), often leads to the stifling of ambition, condemning teenagers to careers in which they have no interest. Careers advice at medical school was no different, at least until this book came along in the late 1990s. So You Want To Be A Brain Surgeon? is a humorous, factual, and well researched guide to careers in medicine for school leavers, medical students, and junior doctors. The book considers disciplines from sports medicine to …

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