The Unofficial Guide to Medicine
The Unofficial Guide to Medicine is a unique publisher of medical textbooks developed entirely by students and junior doctors. The decision to place students and juniors at the forefront of the writing process was inspired by the popularity of hand-me-down revision notes: if students often find it easier to learn from their peers than from stuffy, forbidding tomes developed by seniors and consultants, then why not have peer-written study guides too?
This belief in the ability of students to lead in the education of their peers has seen The Unofficial Guide to Medicine grow from a small project with a handful of contributors to a global success – a widely-recognised series with hundreds of international contributors.
Their books have won awards such as BMA Book of the Year and The British Institute of Radiology Award for Excellence, and several have become Amazon bestsellers, including The Unofficial Guide to Passing OSCEs, our ever-popular breakdown of how to pass those crucial exams, and The Unofficial Guide to Radiology.
We are delighted to have them as a sponsor again this year, and they have some great opportunities for our members to get involved in:
With the start of the new academic year rapidly approaching, we are on the hunt for a new bunch of students to join our team of conference ambassadors. These people are the frontline team who go to conference all across the country, giving talks on the philosophy of our organisation and our books, whilst giving students the opportunity to get involved and buy our books at discounted prices. If this something you would like to find out more about then contact firstname.lastname@example.org with your CV and a short 100 word autobiography.
We also have an exciting opportunity to get involved in authoring for one of our upcoming books, The Unofficial Guide to (Core) Medicine. This is to be our biggest book yet and will cover all key medicine topics. You will have the chance to independently write sections, with ongoing feedback provided from the main editors, and you will be acknowledged as an author in the final product. If successful, there will also be the opportunity for you to progress higher and review or even edit future books. At the moment, sections are available to write in neurology, nephrology, geriatrics, public health, respiratory, rheumatology and haematology. There is a small application process to ensure the quality of our previous books is maintained. If interested, please contact Tania Li (email@example.com) for more information.