The Ultimate Guide to Choosing a Medical Specialty, Second Edition

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9780071479417: The Ultimate Guide to Choosing a Medical Specialty, Second Edition

The one book medical students must readbefore they choose their specialty

Here is the first medical-specialty selection guidewritten by a resident for students. Readers willfind an inside look at the issues surrounding medicalspecialty selection, blending firsthand knowledge withuseful facts and statistics. The author includes invaluableinsights from his personal experience, candidreports from current residents, and a wealth ofresearch.

This unique resource is divided into two sections, thefirst of which delves into the art of choosing the rightspecialty and covers personality assessment, considerationsfor women and couples who are matching,specialty overviews, and the ins and outs of the residencyapplication and match process. The secondsection comprises 19 chapters, each written by a residentin a particular specialty. These chapters include“The Inside Scoop”—revealing specialty lifestyles,training requirements, and predominant personalitytypes.

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ATTENTION MEDICAL STUDENTS:
DON’T CHOOSE YOUR SPECIALTY WITHOUT READING THIS BOOK!

Finally! Someone who conquered the obstacle course himself writes the essential book to help you answer the most urgent question of your career — what specialty? Brian Freeman knows the anxiety of that all-important choice. He knows what information you need to choose the specialty that’s just right for you and that will make all you’ve invested in medical school --- and all that you will invest in your residency training — pay off.

AVOID AGONIZING UNCERTAINTY AND THE WRONG CHOICE
Dr. Freeman’s The Ultimate Guide to Choosing a Medical Specialty delivers a user-friendly, anxiety-calming mix of real-life answers—insights from his own personal experiences, candid reports from current residents in each specialty, and a wealth of hard-dug research. The Ultimate Guide to Choosing a Medical Specialty brings you—
*All the information the author—a recent medical school graduate—wishes he had when choosing his specialty
*“Vital Signs,” detailing each specialty’s average salary, type of practice, hours worked per week, job satisfaction rankings, match statistics, and much more
*Detailed reports “from the trenches” on the excitement, challenges, and rhythm of their lives from current residents in the twenty major medical specialties
*“The Inside Scoop,” exposing specialties’ lifestyle realities, training requirements, and predominant personality types
*Answers to the question: “Does personality really matter?”
*Specialty-specific tips to enhance your chances for acceptance in your chosen field
*What to do if you still can’t decide
*Bonus— a complete Internet resources guide, advice for women and couples, and much more

THE PERFECT GUIDE FOR BEFORE, DURING, AND END OF MEDICAL SCHOOL

About the Author:

Brian Freeman, M.D. is in his last yearof residency for anesthesiology and critical care at theUniversity of Chicago.

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