Reading A Cartoon Guide to Becoming a Doctor is no substitute for actually going to medical school but may provide some tongue-in-cheek towards getting through once you are there. This cartoon is written by an anonymous medical student, now doctor, about the trials and tribulations of rotations, examinations and personal life, occasionally featuring guest submissions. The byline claims that that it is ‘Lessons on the medical training process from somebody with absolutely no artistic talent’ which is a little unfair. The drawing is basic but totally coherent. The writing is quite US-orientated, but it translates quite well transatlantically once you work out what a ‘resident’ doesn’t just mean someone who lives somewhere. Recent highlights include a skeleton draft of a personal statement for applying to medical school which probably really isn’t that helpful. Have a look at the cartoon here, or if you fancy adding your own submission, email the author here.