Success on the Wards

Author: Samir P. Desai
Publisher: Md2b
ISBN: 0972556192
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Medical

The book begins as a how-to guide with clerkship-specific templates, along with sample notes and guides, for every aspect of clerkships. The book reviews proven strategies for success in patient care, write-ups, rounds, and other vital areas. Grades in required rotations are the most important academic criteria used to select residents, and this critical year can determine career choices.

The Resident s Guide to the Fellowship Match

Author: Samir P. Desai
ISBN: 1937978028
Release Date: 2013-12-15
Genre: Medical

What does it take to match into the subspecialty and fellowship program of your choice? Our detailed advice, based on evidence from research in the field and the perspectives of fellowship program directors, will provide you with the insiders' perspective. What are criteria most important to decision-makers? What can you do to have the best possible letters of recommendation written on your behalf? How can you develop a powerful and compelling personal statement? How can you overcome the obstacles of residency to publish research? What can you do to achieve maximum success during the interview? This book shows fellowship applicants how to develop the optimal strategy for success - an invaluable resource to help applicants gain that extra edge.

Surgery Clerkship

Author: Samir P. Desai
Publisher: Md2b
ISBN: 0972556133
Release Date: 2005-01-01
Genre: Medical

Most medical students find the surgery clerkship to be the most difficult rotation - not because they lack knowledge about surgery, but because of inadequate preparation for actually doing the rotation. Too often, students do their best work at the end of the rotation, when they are ready to move on to another clerkship.This insider's guide can help you shave weeks off the learning curve. Learn to avoid the 150 most common mistakes that students make and become a valuable and productive team member from your first day on. Find out how to increase learning opportunities, improve your performance, and make your experience more enjoyable. Alleviate your fears and position yourself for success with the only book dealing with every aspect of the rotation.

Success in Medical School

Author: Samir P. Desai
Publisher: Md2b
ISBN: 1937978001
Release Date: 2012
Genre: Medical

Medical school is intense, demanding, and stressful. How can you overcome the challenges to excel? A strong work ethic is important but nowhere near enough. As faculty advisors, we've found that misperceptions about the factors leading to success as a student and in the residency match are shockingly common. Our detailed advice, based on evidence from research in the field and experiences with high-performing students, will provide you a strategy for success. How can you identify if you're at risk for a low USMLE score? How can you boost your performance? What study skills separate the top from the average students? How can you choose a research project and advisor that leads to publication? How can you participate in community service and make meaningful contributions? Why is leadership in medical school important? Utilizing a strong combination of evidence-based advice and insider knowledge, this book will provide you the knowledge and guidance you need to achieve success in medical school.

Clinical Rotations

Author: Lois Thomson
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781111640507
Release Date: 2013-04-25
Genre: Medical

This highly practical guide to modern health care professions includes everything you need to gain valuable real-world experience. Encompassing the entire health care system, this trusted resource includes dedicated chapters on more than 20 clinical rotations. In addition to guidance on assisting and observing health care professionals across a wide variety of specialties and settings, the book includes tools and forms to help you plan, document, and assess your clinical experiences. Thoroughly updated to reflect today’s dynamic health care industry, CLINICAL ROTATIONS, Second Edition, includes new content and photos in every chapter, online resources and electronic forms, and additional learning tools to help you transition from career exploration to professional success. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Clinician s Guide to Laboratory Medicine

Author: Samir P. Desai
Publisher: Md2b
ISBN: 0972556184
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Medical

Previously available only as part of the Clinician's Guide to Laboratory Medicine package, the new 3rd edition of the Clinician's Guide to Laboratory Medicine: Pocket is now available alone. Inside, find practical approaches to the interpretation of abnormal lab tests. Includes differential diagnoses, step-by-step approaches, and algorithms, all designed to answer your lab test questions in a flash. This concise, organized guide fits easily in a coat pocket, providing you with the tools necessary to tackle even the most challenging lab tests. See why so many consider it a "must-have" book.

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

Kochar s Clinical Medicine for Students

Author: Mahendr S. Kochar, MD
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 9781491781333
Release Date: 2016-02-29
Genre: Medical

The latest edition of Kochars Clinical Medicine for Students includes all new editors and authors who provide critical information medical students need to succeed. The textbook includes four sections: Key Manifestations and Presentations of Diseases describes the key symptoms and findings that clinicians look for in patients and links them to a basic understanding of physiology. Diseases and Disorders is organized by traditional organ systems. After a brief introduction on epidemiology, each chapter addresses the etiology, clinical manifestation, diagnosis, treatment and complications of the disease or disorder. Ambulatory Medicine highlights topics frequently encountered in the outpatient setting. Systems-based Learning and Practicean entirely new sectionincludes topics pertinent to the current health care system in the United States. With students now being exposed to clinical medicine early on in medical school, this newest edition will be a valuable resource from the beginning of training. Whether youre studying to be a doctor, nurse or physician assistant, youll appreciate this textbooks detailed information on diseases and disorders as well as its guidance on practicing in the field.

The Medical School Interview

Author: Samir P. Desai
Publisher: Md2b
ISBN: 193797801X
Release Date: 2013-06-15
Genre: Education

The interview is the most important factor in admission decisions. Utilizing a unique combination of evidence-based advice and an insider's perspective, the authors help you achieve your ultimate goal: medical school.

First Aid for the Match Fifth Edition

Author: Tao Le
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071736352
Release Date: 2010-07-28
Genre: Medical

Make or break advice on getting into the residency program of your choice Written by medical students who recently completed the match process First Aid for the Match is a insider's guide to preparing for and succeeding in the match process. The fifth edition features a new, two-color interior design, the latest statistics and advice on matching in each specialty and major sub-specialty, advice on preparing for the 4th year of medical school, and special considerations for IMGs and residents with young families. A chapter on what to do if you don't match ("the scramble") is also included. Chapters on polishing your CV and writing stellar application essays, plus tips on "wowing" them during the interview, will help you map your career path and plan appropriately for success. Features Statistics and advice on matching in all major specialties and now--NEW!--major sub-specialties Includes perspectives by residents/fellows about each sub-specialty and why/how they chose it, what their thought process was in choosing it, the attractions and challenges of the field, the future of the field, etc. Application and interview tips, including expanded section on interview questions to include more questions for all interviews, as well as for each specialty. Added examples of difficult or unexpected questions and examples of good ways to think about answering certain questions and things to avoid saying Exapnded section of CVs and high-impact personal statements with real examples and advice on what not to do. Advice for international medical graduates and residents with young families Advice on travelling to interviews, with new ideas and tips for travel/lodging, and useful websites Comprehensive guide to the match and planning for match success. Although some information is available on the internet (some not reliable), this book gathers it all in one place and adds valuable insider information and advice. The content you need to get the match you want: The Match, Setting Up The Fourth Year, Choosing and Matching in Your Specialty, Weighing Your Options, What If I Can't Decide?; Your Specialty and the Match, Transitional-Year Program, Anesthesiology, Dermatology, Emergency Medicine, Family Practice, Internal Medicine & Medical Sub-Specialties, Med-Peds, Neurology, Neurosurgery, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Ophthalmology, Orthopaedics, Otolaryngology, Pathology, Pediatrics & Pediatric Sub-Specialties, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Psychiatry, Radiology, Radiation Oncology, Surgery & Surgical Sub-Specialties, Urology, IMGs and the Match Process, Getting Residency Information and Applications, The Application, The CV, The Personal Statement, Gearing Up For Interviews, Interview Day, The Rank List and Match Day, After The Match, Appendix A: Worksheets for Application Requirements, Appendix B: Program Evaluation Worksheet, Appendix C: Recommended Resources, About the Authors

500 Single Best Answers in Medicine

Author: Sukhpreet Singh Dubb
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781444149807
Release Date: 2011-08-26
Genre: Medical

Single Best Answer (SBA) examinations are an increasingly popular means of testing medical students and those undertaking postgraduate qualifications in a number of subject areas. Written by a final year medical student, junior doctors and experienced clinicians, 500 Single Best Answers in Medicine provides invaluable guidance from authors who understand from personal experience that detailed and accurate explanations are the key to successful revision. This book presents 500 SBA-style questions arranged by specialty area as well as a practice exam of random questions. A clear discussion of how the correct answer was reached and other options ruled out for every question is given at the end of each section, making this book an excellent learning aid during all stages of clinical studies, and particularly while preparing for medical finals.

Essentials of Family Medicine

Author: Philip D. Sloane
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
ISBN: 0781781884
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Medical

Written at the clerkship level, this book is a comprehensive introduction to family medicine. It is organized into three sections—principles of family medicine, preventive care, and common problems—and includes chapters on evidence-based medicine and complementary therapies. The text has a user-friendly writing style, focuses on common clinical problems, and uses case studies to show practical applications of key concepts. This edition features an updated art program, more illustrations, summaries, consistent headings, greater emphasis on evidence-based care, and more diverse family physician profiles representing varied practice settings. A companion Website offers the fully searchable text, 75 study questions, and an ExamKit of more than 300 questions with which faculty can generate tests.

Multiple Mini Interview

Author: Samir P. Desai
ISBN: 1937978052
Release Date: 2015-06-14
Genre: Medical

The Multiple Mini Interview (MMI) has become the preferred interview format at many health professions programs and medical schools. Applicants seeking admission to these schools face considerable anxiety preparing for these interviews because of a lack of resources available for guidance. Our detailed advice, based on evidence from research in the field and perspectives of admissions faculty, will provide you with the insiders' perspective. How can you best prepare for the MMI? What is required to deliver a winning interview performance? Which behaviors, attitudes, and answers are prized by interviewers? Includes sample answers to MMI questions and advice to help you avoid common mistakes. This book shows applicants how to develop the optimal strategy for MMI success - an invaluable resource to help applicants gain that extra edge.

How to Choose a Medical Specialty

Author: Anita D. Taylor
Publisher: Student Doctor Network
ISBN: 0997911506
Release Date: 2016-09-30

The sixth edition of the seminal reference for premedical and medical students, this guide specialties and sub-specialties approved by the American Board of Medical Specialties, as well as emerging specialties. It includes personal insights from practitioners and questionnaires to allow students to identify the specialties that will suit them best. Also details the full range of clinical and non-clinical practice options, explains how to apply to medical and osteopathic residency programs, what to do if you don't match, and additional residency options.