Royal Society of Medicine Career Handbook: ST3 - Senior Doctor

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  • Gives a thorough briefing in getting the most out of conferences, courses, and networking
  • Details how to choose the right research project and get funding
  • Describes how to make the best of your ST3 job placement, specialist training and overseas working
  • Outlines how to use politics to your advantage and management skills for your chosen field
  • Contains very practical advice and includes numerous hints, tips, and pearls of wisdom


Whether you are just starting out as a senior doctor or half way up the ladder, this book will give you the help and advice you need to develop your career pathway in primary care or hospital medicine and achieve success in your professional life.

Simple, practical tips; strategies; and well-researched advice will empower you to:

  • Excel when applying and interviewing for that all-important ST3 position
  • Achieve examination success in your chosen specialty
  • Make the most of conferences, courses, and other networking opportunities
  • Obtain research funding and choose research areas
  • Deal with workplace politics and management challenges
  • Make the right decisions in choosing your final job, whether at home or overseas

Brimming with sound practical advice, hints, and tips, this text with its readily accessible style and approach is an essential survival guide for all embarking on their carrer as a senior doctor.

Table of Contents

ST3 applications
ST3 interviews
Specialist examination
General practice
Managing your finances
Conferences, courses and networking skills
Research: getting in
Research: getting results
Fellowships and working abroad
Becoming a specialist: the rabbit in the hat
Choosing your final job ... and the consultant interview
Now you're at the top ... what next?

Author Bio(s)

Kaji Sritharan BSc MBBS MRCS
SpR in General Surgery, North West Thames Rotation, London Deanery, Hon Research Fellow in Vascular Surgery at Imperial College, London, UK
Muhunthan Thillai BA MBBS MRCP
Wellcome Trust Research Training Fellow and Honorary Respiratory SpR at Imperial College London, UK