On Becoming a Doctor

On Becoming a Doctor Author Tania Heller
ISBN-10 1402247605
Release 2009-12-01
Pages 224
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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

On Becoming a Doctor Author Tania Heller
ISBN-10 9781402228223
Release 2009-12-01
Pages 224
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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

On Becoming a Doctor Author Tania Heller
ISBN-10 1402220138
Release 2009
Pages 217
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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

Med School Confidential Author Robert H. Miller
ISBN-10 9781429907187
Release 2007-04-01
Pages 304
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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

Becoming a Doctor Author Melvin Konner
ISBN-10 0140111166
Release 1988
Pages 390
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"A valuable contribution to the growing literature of medical culture."—Gerald Weissman, New York Univ. Medical Center.



Becoming a Doctor From Student to Specialist Doctor Writers Share Their Experiences

Becoming a Doctor  From Student to Specialist  Doctor Writers Share Their Experiences Author Lee Gutkind
ISBN-10 9780393334555
Release 2011-07-11
Pages 240
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From the godfather of creative nonfiction comes a fresh and poignant collection of essays from doctors who grapple with the personal, ethical, and emotional demands of healing others as they journey from student to resident and beyond. A range of distinguished physicians and therapists are featured here, including Kay Redfield Jamison, Abigail Zugar (NYT Science Section), Peter Cramer, Robert Coles, Lauren Slater, Sandeep Jauhar, and Perri Klass, among others. Becoming a Doctor doesn't just focus on one period of training but instead portrays the broad arc of a doctor's development, from a medical student's first traumatic encounter with a cadaver and her realization that the experience's redemption will lie ahead in lives saved, to a resident's search for aesthetic beauty during her grueling year in an inner-city hospital and an older doctor's profound ruminations on what it means to really listen to a patient's story.



The Ultimate Guide to Choosing a Medical Specialty Third Edition

The Ultimate Guide to Choosing a Medical Specialty  Third Edition Author Brian Freeman
ISBN-10 9780071790284
Release 2012-08-24
Pages 504
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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



How to Be Pre Med

How to Be Pre Med Author Suzanne M. Miller
ISBN-10 1936633558
Release 2013
Pages 198
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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.



Medical Catastrophe

Medical Catastrophe Author Ronald W. Dworkin MD
ISBN-10 9781442265769
Release 2017-03-16
Pages 220
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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.



Heirs of General Practice

Heirs of General Practice Author John McPhee
ISBN-10 9780374519742
Release 1986-04-01
Pages 119
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Tells the stories of recently graduated doctors who are following the new medical specialty of family practice, and describes their interactions with their patients



Becoming Dr Q

Becoming Dr  Q Author Alfredo Quiñones-Hinojosa
ISBN-10 9780520949607
Release 2011-10-01
Pages 328
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Today he is known as Dr. Q, an internationally renowned neurosurgeon and neuroscientist who leads cutting-edge research to cure brain cancer. But not too long ago, he was Freddy, a nineteen-year-old undocumented migrant worker toiling in the tomato fields of central California. In this gripping memoir, Alfredo Quiñones-Hinojosa tells his amazing life story—from his impoverished childhood in the tiny village of Palaco, Mexico, to his harrowing border crossing and his transformation from illegal immigrant to American citizen and gifted student at the University of California at Berkeley and at Harvard Medical School. Packed with adventure and adversity—including a few terrifying brushes with death—Becoming Dr. Q is a testament to persistence, hard work, the power of hope and imagination, and the pursuit of excellence. It’s also a story about the importance of family, of mentors, and of giving people a chance.



Medical School 2 0

Medical School 2 0 Author David Larson MD
ISBN-10 1519302347
Release 2015-12-17
Pages 220
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Forget the old concept of medical school taking over your life. It is possible to do great in school while still having a rich and well-rounded life. Whether your dream is having time for international volunteer work, having time to do cutting edge research, having time to be the parent and spouse you want to be, having time to exercise relax and unwind, or just HAVING TIME to live more and work less, Medical School 2.0 is your blue print to thrive as a medical student. This step-by-step guide to medical school teaches: How Dave, a medical student with below-average SAT and MCAT scores used these techniques to go from spending 16 hours a day on medical school and getting a "C" average to spending 1-3 hours a day on medical school and getting the top academic honors, 99.7th percentile on USMLE Steps 1 and 2, induction into the AOA honor society, and getting into his top choice residency in his top choice location, all the while enjoying the process of learning and having plenty of free time to enjoy life outside of medical school. How to clarify your personal goals for your life in medicine and in medical school and use those to reverse-engineer a personalized and customized curriculum for yourself. How to sift through seemingly infinite study sources and choose the highest yield information for your own unique goals. How to apply the latest research findings in the neuroscience of learning and memory to supercharge your brain's learning potential, maximizing your per-hour learning output. How to structure and schedule your study sessions and your "work days" to maximize your learning potential. What to eat and drink to fuel your brain to form and maintain sold long term memories of what you're learning. This book is the result of hundreds of hours of research interviewing top-performing medical students across the USA to deconstruct the strategies behind their success, researching and integrating the latest science of how our brain's learn, and then distilling the final product into a group of practical, simple, and extremely high yield tools and tricks to both maximize your mind's learning output, to enjoy the process of learning, and to have the time to follow your dreams in medical school and beyond. These are the same strategies that the author used in medical school, continues to use now, and has taught to hundreds of other students who have achieved even better results."



Everything You Wanted to Know About the Back

Everything You Wanted to Know About the Back Author Donald Steven Corenman
ISBN-10 9781462825080
Release 2011-04-27
Pages 169
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If you are considering physical therapy, chiropractic, medications, ergonomics, injections or even surgery as a treatment for your back pain, this is a must read! As both a spine surgeon and chiropractor, Dr. Donald Corenman has a comprehensive understanding of back disorders and conditions. His more than thirty years in practice have taught him that treatment options make more sense when you have knowledge of how your pain occurs. This book contains the whys and wherefores of all lower back pain management. Understanding why the spine develops pain is not complicated or difficult. Dr. Corenman draws on his unique background and experience to teach you everything you need to know about your spine in a simple and straightforward way. By eliminating the mystery of back and leg pain, you are more empowered to make the right choices for your own care.



How to Choose a Medical Specialty

How to Choose a Medical Specialty Author Anita D. Taylor
ISBN-10 0997911506
Release 2016-09-30
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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.



Wischnitzer s Residency Manual

Wischnitzer s Residency Manual Author Saul Wischnitzer
ISBN-10 9781139455459
Release 2006-06-26
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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.



Decision Cases for Advanced Social Work Practice

Decision Cases for Advanced Social Work Practice Author Terry A. Wolfer
ISBN-10 9780231536486
Release 2013-11-19
Pages 224
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These fifteen cases take place in child welfare, mental health, hospital, hospice, domestic violence, refugee resettlement, veterans' administration, and school settings and reflect individual, family, group, and supervised social work practice. They confront common ethical and treatment issues and raise issues regarding practice interventions, programs, policies, and laws. Cases represent open-ended situations, encouraging students to apply knowledge from across the social work curriculum to develop problem-solving and critical-thinking skills. An instructor's manual is available on the press's website.



The Checklist Manifesto

The Checklist Manifesto Author Atul Gawande
ISBN-10 1429953381
Release 2010-04-01
Pages 224
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The New York Times bestselling author of Better and Complications reveals the surprising power of the ordinary checklist We live in a world of great and increasing complexity, where even the most expert professionals struggle to master the tasks they face. Longer training, ever more advanced technologies—neither seems to prevent grievous errors. But in a hopeful turn, acclaimed surgeon and writer Atul Gawande finds a remedy in the humblest and simplest of techniques: the checklist. First introduced decades ago by the U.S. Air Force, checklists have enabled pilots to fly aircraft of mind-boggling sophistication. Now innovative checklists are being adopted in hospitals around the world, helping doctors and nurses respond to everything from flu epidemics to avalanches. Even in the immensely complex world of surgery, a simple ninety-second variant has cut the rate of fatalities by more than a third. In riveting stories, Gawande takes us from Austria, where an emergency checklist saved a drowning victim who had spent half an hour underwater, to Michigan, where a cleanliness checklist in intensive care units virtually eliminated a type of deadly hospital infection. He explains how checklists actually work to prompt striking and immediate improvements. And he follows the checklist revolution into fields well beyond medicine, from disaster response to investment banking, skyscraper construction, and businesses of all kinds. An intellectual adventure in which lives are lost and saved and one simple idea makes a tremendous difference, The Checklist Manifesto is essential reading for anyone working to get things right.