Resources

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Fair Training Pathways for All: Understanding Experiences of Progression (Final Report)

This project was part of a programme of research commissioned by the General Medical Council (GMC) to explore why UK doctors from Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) groups, and doctors whose Primary Medical Qualification (PMQ) is from a medical school outside of the UK have, on average, poorer outcomes in assessments and recruitment compared to white doctors and UK medical school graduates.

Field guide to the difficult patient interview

Written by FW Platt and G Gordon; physicians skilled at coaching colleagues in physician-patient communication, this pocket guide presents practical strategies for handling a wide variety of difficult patient interviews. Each chapter presents a hypothetical scenario, describes effective communication techniques for each phase of the interaction, and identifies pitfalls to avoid. The presentation includes examples of physician-patient dialogue, illustrations showing body language, and key references.

Finding Square Holes: Discover Who You Really Are and Find the Perfect Career

From Author Anita Houghton - Finding Square Holes is unique in taking a predominantly self-reflective approach to career development, combining techniques from personal development theory, Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) and the Myers-Briggs model of personality. If you’re in a crossroad in your career, either trying to decide what to do, or disgruntled with your current job, this is the book for you. It starts with the premise that you can’t achieve happiness in anything if you don’t know what you want in life.

Guiding Doctors in managing their careers

By Author Ruth Chambers this book is a practical toolkit for every doctor, tutor and manager in hospitals, medical schools and primary care who gives formal or informal advice to students, juniors and colleagues. Guiding Doctors in Managing their Careers incorporates, in a practical way, all the key concepts in Modernising Medical Careers, the NHS Priorities, the NHS Knowledge and Skills Framework, and new variations in career pathways. It also distinguishes between career information, guidance and counselling and explains the required competencies for each.