Aimed at medical students and first year residents, A Textbook of General Practice incorporates the essential information that a student needs to know and understand about general practice and being a general practitioner. The learning style of the book is based on experiential and reflective principles in keeping with modern educative theory and practice. It provides guidance on practical skills, the theory of providing good medicine and the larger considerations of encouraging life long learning and professional development. The new edition builds on the successful formula of the first, by thoroughly reviewing and revisiting all content. Self-assessment sections have been added to all chapters and a glossary of terms is included at the end of the book. Thinking/discussion points have been extended and additional student quotes included.