Unofficial Guide to Medicine Books

MedSoc is pleased to announce that we’ve set up a partnership with the Unofficial Guide to Medicine, allowing us to pass on a 45% discount on almost all their books (35% more than Amazon’s discount!). Have a look below at the books and the short blurb describing what they cover. If you want to buy any of them, fill in the form at the bottom and you will be sent an e-mail with payment information. We will then be in touch with details of how to pick your book(s) up! If you want to buy more than one, fill the form out once for each book that you would like to buy.

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Here’s what the publishers say about the books:

The Unofficial Guide to Medicine is a unique student publishing group, producing high quality medical textbooks written and reviewed by  students/junior doctors and checked for accuracy by experts. The series follows a peer-led publishing model and our books have won awards from  distinguished organisations like the BMA, the British Institute of Radiology and the Association for the Study of Medical Education. Our 6 current titles are sold in over 55 countries worldwide and we are constantly working on producing more in the near future.For more information on the books as well as opportunities to get  involved with authoring, editing and reviewing check us out at the following links:

Unofficial Guide to Passing OSCEs

The original Unofficial book, providing step-by-step guides to over 100 OSCE scenarios covering histories, examination and practical/communication skills. It also includes specialities such as orthopaedics, paediatrics, psychiatry, radiology, prescribing, obstetrics & gynaecology, ophthalmology and ENT. There are model answers and guides on how to present your findings for every station.

RRP: £39.99 Our price: £26.25 (you save £13.74)




Unofficial Guide to Passing OSCEs: Candidate Briefings, Patient Briefings and Mark Schemes

This book is designed to help students practice with each other in Mock OSCEs. It includes 92 scenarios covering medical history taking, clinical examination, practical skills, communication skills, and specialties, all linked with the green OSCE book. There are “patient” briefings, student briefings and mark schemes and questions for the person acting as examiner.

RRP: £14.99 Our price: £13.50 (you save £1.49)





Unofficial Guide to Medical Research, Audit and Teaching

This is ideal for 4th years starting their IRPs, or for anyone interested in getting involved in research or audits. It will provide a grounding on how to conduct research, finding a supervisor and even getting funding. There are sections on statistics, writing your paper and how to effectively conduct an audit as well as how to teach, what to teach and improving your teaching portfolio.

RRP: £19.99 Our price: £15.00 (you save £4.99)




Unofficial Guide to Radiology

Radiology is a vital part of being a junior doctor, and interpreting imaging becomes important from the start of our clinical years. This book is written by radiologists and clinicians, and reviewed by medicals students; it follows the Royal College of Radiologists’ undergraduate curriculum and won the British Institute of Radiology PHILIPS Trainee Prize for Excellence 2015. It has over 200 high quality images linked to clinical cases with step-by-step approaches to interpretation.

RRP: £39.99 Our price: £26.25 (you save £13.74)



Unofficial Guide to Practical Skills

This book covers the core clinical competencies for new graduates, as well as additional practical procedures that are expected to be performed by junior doctors. Written by recently qualified foundation doctors, with review by senior clinicians. Some of the step-by-step guides differ very slightly from BSMS teaching, but the principals, scenarios and mark schemes are invaluable.

RRP: £29.99 Our price: £18.75 (you save £11.24)