Being a successful doctor, dentist or optometrist not only requires strong academic skills and in-depth understanding of the relevant science but also special personal attributes, such as empathy, stamina, decisiveness, attention to detail and excellent communication skills. Medicine and related disciplines are amongst the most employable areas in the graduate market and based on UCAS' latest applicant statistics, these fields remain the most competitive and therefore it is the most difficult to secure a place. The application and selection process can be challenging and rigorous; so the application requires thorough preparation and proper research. Progression to Medicine, Dentistry and Optometry was written by experts at UCAS in conjunction with Targetjobs to offer practical advice to give anyone thinking about a career in these fields a head start in their research. The guide also gives information on alternative careers, such as pharmacy and toxicology. In addition, advice on trends, salaries and working conditions is included, as well as graduate destinations, which show what graduates do after they complete their course.
It offers case studies from professionals in these fields, gives thorough information on entry routes and qualifications, medical admissions tests and advises on what funding is available. Practical advice is given on how to choose an institution and how they choose you, including how to prepare for an interview. The whole applicant journey through UCAS is explained, including information for international students. As an added bonus, the book includes course combinations offered by different universities and colleges, which you can further explore on the UCAS and university and college websites.
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