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Book review
How to get that training post in ophthalmology
  1. Mark Daniel Doherty
  1. Correspondence to Mark Daniel Doherty FRCOphth, Ophthalmic Trainees' Group, Clinical Glaucoma Fellow Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, 162 City Road, London EC1V 2PD, UK; Highburymark{at}

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How to get that training post in ophthalmology aims to guide the aspiring ophthalmic tyro in preparation for breaking into one of the most competitive medical specialties. The authors are of appropriately diverse levels of seniority and experience, from the junior trainees, Tan and Lai, to the post-CCST fellow, Ang. Furthermore, the book is enthusiastically endorsed by an array of renowned ophthalmic specialists.

Notwithstanding time-honoured advice on books and their covers, first impressions are disappointing. The guide is lightweight and the publishing quality cheap, and inside the layout and typeface appear word-processed and slightly amateur.

Fortunately, the content is excellent. Well-researched, comprehensive and thoughtful, every aspect of preparing for this major hurdle has been rigorously addressed.

The guide opens with a concise and objective account of the dramatic changes affecting the …

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  • Ghee Soon Ang, Shi Zhuan Tan, Ken Lee Lai, Bhuma Paranjothy. ISBN: 967-5890-03-1.

  • Contributors The review was written by me alone with no assistance from other contributors. I read the book in question, critically appraised it and wrote this report.

  • Competing interests None.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; internally peer reviewed.