This is the ultimate guide to surviving your first two years as a doctor. Buying this book is a rite of passage for a junior doctor, a bit like getting the bleep for the first time except you won't grow to hate it. It covers all the essential knowledge including on-call emergencies, day-to-day ward life, clerking patients, referrals, procedures and interpreting results. Don't go on-call without it! Better still this book will help you get your next job. It has practical tips on the new career system, MMC, completing your portfolio, interviews, application forms and getting published. This new edition has been thoroughly updated in light of the MMC changes to medical training and advances in clinical practice. There are also numerous new sections including life on the ward and prescribing - two of the biggest challenges that new doctors face.