On Becoming a Doctor

Author: Tania Heller
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
ISBN: 9781402247606
Release Date: 2009-12-01
Genre: Study Aids

Everything They Don't Tell You, Everything You Need to Know Becoming a doctor is so much more than acing your MCATs, living through med school, then getting the perfect residency. It is a career that demands long hours on little to no sleep, constant continuing education, and a tough decision about which of the many types of medicine you want to practice. But with the right guide, you can make the right choices each step of the way. On Becoming a Doctor calmly and thoroughly walks you through each academic, physical, and emotional step you'll take on your way to a successful career in medicine, and it includes interviews with many different specialists to help you choose a medical path. This Essential Insider Advice Will Show You: Financing all of the costs of medical school The ups and downs of working with insurance companies Perspectives on a variety of medical fields The educational, physical, and emotional realities of the journey Interviews with doctors in many different specialties Working with other doctors and the administration On Becoming a Doctor covers everything you need to know about medical school, residency, specialization, and practice.

On Becoming a Doctor

Author: Tania Heller
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
ISBN: 9781402228223
Release Date: 2009-12-01
Genre: Medical

Everything They Don't Tell You, Everything You Need to Know Becoming a doctor is so much more than acing your MCATs, living through med school, then getting the perfect residency. It is a career that demands long hours on little to no sleep, constant continuing education, and a tough decision about which of the many types of medicine you want to practice. But with the right guide, you can make the right choices each step of the way. On Becoming a Doctor calmly and thoroughly walks you through each academic, physical, and emotional step you'll take on your way to a successful career in medicine, and it includes interviews with many different specialists to help you choose a medical path. This Essential Insider Advice Will Show You: Financing all of the costs of medical school The ups and downs of working with insurance companies Perspectives on a variety of medical fields The educational, physical, and emotional realities of the journey Interviews with doctors in many different specialties Working with other doctors and the administration On Becoming a Doctor covers everything you need to know about medical school, residency, specialization, and practice.

On Becoming a Doctor

Author: Tania Heller
Publisher: Sourcebooks Incorporated
ISBN: 1402220138
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Medical

On Becoming a Doctor calmly and thoroughly walks you through each academic, physical, and emotional step you'll take on your way to a successful career in medicine, and it includes interviews with many different specialists to help you choose a medical path.

Med School Confidential

Author: Robert H. Miller
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
ISBN: 9781429907187
Release Date: 2007-04-01
Genre: Medical

Med School Confidential from Robert H. Miller and Daniel M. Bissell uses the same chronological format and mentor-based system that have made Law School Confidential and Business School Confidential such treasured and popular guides. It takes the reader step-by-step through the entire med school process--from thinking about, applying to, and choosing a medical school and program, through the four-year curriculum, internships, residencies, and fellowships, to choosing a specialty and finding the perfect job. With a foreword by Chair of the Admissions Committee at Dartmouth Medical School Harold M. Friedman, M.D., Med School Confidential provides what no other book currently does: a comprehensive, chronological account of the full medical school experience.

Becoming a Doctor

Author: Melvin Konner
Publisher: Penguin Group USA
ISBN: 0140111166
Release Date: 1988
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

"A valuable contribution to the growing literature of medical culture."—Gerald Weissman, New York Univ. Medical Center.

Planning a Life in Medicine

Author: Princeton Review
Publisher: Princeton Review
ISBN: 9780307945006
Release Date: 2011-11-23
Genre: Study Aids

A life in medicine is something that many dream of but few achieve. The tests students face–both literal and figurative–just to get into medical school are designed to weed out the weak. In Planning a Life in Medicine, the experts at The Princeton Review help you succeed in a premedical program, score higher on the MCAT, meet the challenges of medical school, and ultimately flourish in your medical career. More than just a comprehensive plan for getting into medical school, Planning a Life in Medicine is a handbook that will help you to cultivate the skills and habits–such as compartmentalizing knowledge and improving concentration–that will help you along your “path of heart” and serve you well throughout your education and medical career.

Everything I Learned in Medical School

Author: Sujay Kansagra
Publisher: Sujay Kansagra
ISBN: 9781451587616
Release Date: 2011-01-01
Genre: Medical

Delivering a baby, sleep deprivation, giving bad news, dissecting bodies, seeing death—the journey of becoming an MD is not an easy one. Join the author as he takes you through his four years at Duke Medical School. Through this book, he explores the world of medicine through fresh eyes and shares the serious, the stressful, the entertaining, the unbelievable, the struggles, the sick, the unexplainable, and the stories that taught him everything he learned in medical school (besides all the book stuff, of course).

So You Want to be a Doctor

Author: Stephan Sanders
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199686865
Release Date: 2013-10
Genre: Medical

So you want to be a doctor? Second Edition is the essential guide to getting into medical school, with advice on everything from work experience to interview preparation. Medical students and admissions tutors have contributed to profiles of every UK medical school and the book is packed with insider hints and tips you won't find anywhere else.

How to Be Pre Med

Author: Suzanne M. Miller
Publisher:
ISBN: 1936633558
Release Date: 2013
Genre: Education

How To Be Pre-Med assists high school, college, and non-traditional students interested in becoming physicians by describing the pre-med route from start to finish using the Six Buckets model Dr. Suzanne M. Miller developed through over a decade of medical school admissions advising. This guide is equally helpful to those hoping to pursue a medical career and to loved ones, such as parents, spouses, relatives, and friends, supporting a pre-med. Dr. Miller created How to be Pre-Med to serve as a prequel to the best-selling The Medical School Admissions Guide: A Harvard MD's Week-by-Week Admissions Handbook because readers frequently provided feedback wishing they had received similar expert guidance sooner in the pre-med process. How To Be Pre-Med covers all information required to excel as a pre-med and prepare for the medical school application process. It's best to read this book as soon as you decide to pursue the pre-med path to help strategize selection of undergraduate or post-baccalaureate experiences. Then return to it each year to assess how you are filling up the Six Buckets. Once you have decided to apply to medical school, pick up the latest edition of The Medical School Admissions Guide and follow the weekly steps required to create the best application possible to maximize your chances of admission.

The Ultimate Guide to Choosing a Medical Specialty Third Edition

Author: Brian Freeman
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780071790284
Release Date: 2012-08-24
Genre: Medical

You owe it to yourself to read this book before you choose a medical specialty! The Ultimate Guide to Choosing a Medical Specialty, 3rd edition delivers a well-researched, insider’s look at the complex issues medical students face when choosing a medical specialty. Supported by first-hand knowledge, useful facts and statistics – plus the author’s personal experience and gut-level reports from current residents -- this unique guide provides everything necessary to compare specialties and make a confident decision. The Ultimate Guide to Choosing a Medical Specialty, 3rd edition is divided into two sections: Part 1 Planning Your Medical Career delves into the main issues surrounding the choice of your medical specialty. These twelve chapters provide everything you need to begin making this major decision – from how to research each specialty to how to apply for residency. Part 2 Specialty Profiles features chapters devoted to each of the 20 major specialties. It provides important information such as the latest salary information, employment data, and match statistics. Features: An “insider’s look” at different areas of medicine -- with specialty chapters written by physicians just out of residency training Candid and revealing descriptions of each specialty Profiles of the major specialties, including those to which you may have had little exposure, such as radiation oncology A concise, up-to-date guide to the residency application and matching process A chapter with valuable advice to help you maximize your success in obtaining a residency position in each field Updated to include alternative career paths for MDs, such as laboratory science, the military, MD/MBA, and MD/JD

Medical Catastrophe

Author: Ronald W. Dworkin MD
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9781442265769
Release Date: 2017-03-16
Genre: Medical

Unnecessary death rarely happens at the hands of doctors, but it does happen. Sometimes the cause is medical error. But sometimes the cause is politics. The issues underlying many medical catastrophes are numerous: a power struggle between providers, uncertainty over who’s in charge, hesitation to practice good medicine for fear of being fired, specialization run amok, part-time doctoring. Doctors often prefer to ignore the problems, but patient safety demands that they be aired. And so does the future of the medical profession. Beneath the politics lies confusion: Doctors no longer know who they are. They don’t know how much authority they should wield. They don’t know what distinguishes them from other healthcare professionals. They don’t what about being a doctor should make them proud. When doctors lack a firm sense of who they are, the whole of medicine lacks an essential core, giving rise to personal and professional politics—and catastrophes. Patients may be relying on a system that has veered off course. In dramatic and revealing stories of patients in the operating room and interactions with colleagues, Ronald W. Dworkin traces his path from medical school to anesthesiology residency to his early years in private practice, with the experiences of his father and grandfather, also doctors, hovering overhead, in his quest to answer the question: What is a Doctor? Sometimes funny, sometimes scary, sometimes poignant, the story of what it means to be a doctor in today’s medical setting comes to life, as Dworkin outlines the contours, the challenges and rewards, of modern medicine, and how it must be rescued in order to preserve the profession and protect patients from disasters.

Internal Medicine A Doctor s Stories

Author: Terrence Holt
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 9780871408808
Release Date: 2014-09-08
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

“Illuminates human fragility in tales both lyrical and soul-wrenching.” —Danielle Ofri, New York Times Book Review In this “artful, unfailingly human, and understandable” (Boston Globe) account inspired by his own experiences becoming a doctor, Terrence Holt puts readers on the front lines of the harrowing crucible of a medical residency. A medical classic in the making, hailed by critics as capturing “the feelings of a young doctor’s three-year hospital residency . . . better than anything else I have ever read” (Susan Okie, Washington Post), Holt brings a writer’s touch and a doctor’s eye to nine unforgettable stories where the intricacies of modern medicine confront the mysteries of the human spirit. Internal Medicine captures the “stark moments of success and failure, pride and shame, courage and cowardice, self-reflection and obtuse blindness that mark the years of clinical training” (Jerome Groopman, New York Review of Books), portraying not only a doctor’s struggle with sickness and suffering but also the fears and frailties each of us—doctor and patient—bring to the bedside.

So You Want to Be a Doctor

Author: George Rawls
Publisher: Hilton Pub
ISBN: 097644433X
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Medical

Describes the educational and intellectual steps to take when considering and preparing to be a doctor, and includes personal accounts from medical school students and doctors on their own choices to become medical professionals.

Wischnitzer s Residency Manual

Author: Saul Wischnitzer
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781139455459
Release Date: 2006-06-26
Genre: Medical

Residency is a defining period in a physician's life because it is the decisive stage for personal growth, intellectual challenge and emotional stress. It is a major transitional period transforming a medical student into a practice-ready physician. This role-change for the physician-in-training usually takes place in a new setting and necessitates coping with conflicting demands, heavy responsibility and long work hours. Adding to the residents' burden is the ongoing need to manage their financial, social and work demands. This manual was designed to help medical students on this final critical segment of their journey to become practicing physicians. It will enhance the students' awareness of the potential obstacles along the way and provide them with guidance on how to avoid them. The book includes: selecting an appropriate specialty, maximizing the chances of being selected, surviving residency and beginning practice.

Careers in Medicine 3rd Ed

Author: Terence Sacks
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0071458743
Release Date: 2006-04-12
Genre: Business & Economics

Your prescription for a thriving career in medicine! Careers in medicine are tremendously rewarding; they're also fiercely competitive. In order to compete, you need to begin with a clear plan: What will you specialize in? Where will you go to med school? How will you finance it? Careers in Medicine has the answers. Here, you'll discover all the information you need to find a satisfying and secure job doing what you love. Whether your interests lie in emergency work, private practice, or caring for the elderly, this guide will help you: Clearly understand your various career options Key in on the specialty most suited for you--from pediatrics to geriatrics to osteopathy Know what to expect when you start out Find the education and training you'll need to stay ahead of the competition Familiarize yourself with current salaries, benefits, and the best job prospects