Notes Winter 2017

Conversations on careers

Careers consultants from King's College London, Imperial College and the University of Edinburgh share some of the most common questions they are asked by medical students – and the advice they give.

Also in this issue:

  • Prescribing pitfalls and how to avoid them
  • Family matters: a parental consent dilemma
  • A year in pictures: MDU elective photo competition.

Read the issue in full.

This page was correct at publication on 01/03/2018. Any guidance is intended as general guidance for members only. If you are a member and need specific advice relating to your own circumstances, please contact one of our advisers.

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