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Advice for a Young Surgeon [Kindle Edition]

John C. Hall
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

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Book Description

This instructive book is born from the day-to-day experiences of a successful academic surgeon. It is divided into forty-two concise essays containing straight forward pragmatic advice about the development of a surgical career. Topics include ‘The life-cycle of a surgeon’, ‘The half-life of truth’ ‘Surgical etiquette’, and ‘Assisting at operations’. The text is easy to read and full of instructive epigrams and parables. It complements the usual surgical texts and details the hurdles that need to be overcome to be become an expert surgeon. It is full of wisdom borne of experience. You will find yourself reading this book again and again as your career progresses.

Product Details

  • File Size: 273 KB
  • Print Length: 148 pages
  • Publisher: Vivid Publishing; 1 edition (February 22, 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B007IA2VDE
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,548,195 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Surgical mentoring in a book. June 3, 2014
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Surgical training is long and arduous. Yet it seldom prepares one for the day to day rigours of routine surgical practice. In this book, Professor Hall provides practical and insightful advice on how to survive and develop as a junior surgeon. The book covers numerous relevant topics from surgical etiquette to professionalism, leadership and resolving conflicts. I advise all of my junior surgical colleagues to read this book. In fact, I think all surgeons can learn from his reflections.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Wisdom is better than folly... November 18, 2013
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I am an emergency room physician at a level 1 trauma center. I mentor a high school football player who is an aspiring orthopedic surgeon. I gave this book to him as a gift. This is a great gift to give to any family or friends you know who are aspiring surgeons. I recommend reading Ecceisiastes from the Bible and Dr Hall's book and both may help them not only in their career but, perhaps more importantly, in their life.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Great advice April 25, 2012
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This short book contains some great insights into planning your training and career. It is pithy and I recommend it. The only downside is that it is let down by some poor editing with too many grammatical errors scattered across its pages.
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