How to Choose a Medical Specialty / Edition 4

How to Choose a Medical Specialty / Edition 4

by Anita D. Taylor
     
 

ISBN-10: 0721601227

ISBN-13: 9780721601229

Pub. Date: 06/03/2003

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

The New Edition of the popular "Red Book" provides medical and pre-medical students with the information they need to select the specialties and practice settings that will best suit their interests, abilities, and personalities. Self-assessment questionnaires help them to pinpoint their talents, goals, and temperaments. "Summary Physician Profiles" for every

Overview

The New Edition of the popular "Red Book" provides medical and pre-medical students with the information they need to select the specialties and practice settings that will best suit their interests, abilities, and personalities. Self-assessment questionnaires help them to pinpoint their talents, goals, and temperaments. "Summary Physician Profiles" for every specialty and sub-specialty approved by the American Board of Medical Specialties let students compare their responses to those reported by practicing clinicians. Readers will also find · handy timetables for planning applications · tables on residency competitiveness · changing specialties during and after residency · websites for major specialty associations · and many more sources for additional information.

• Design features 2-color page layout to enhance text.
• "Fast Facts" boxes at the beginning of each specialty chapter summarize for the reader key facts about that specialty that are helpful in making informed decisions about career choices.
• Information based on latest student and practitioner questionnaires
• Describes every specialty and sub-specialty approved by the American Board of Medical Specialists
• Includes newer specialties like medical genetics and hospice and palliative medicine
• Provides questionnaires to help readers assess what is important to them in a career in medicine
• Includes information on applying to osteopathic as well as allopathic residency programs
• Special section on careers in military medicine
• Lists Websites for major specialty associations and other resources

• 4-color cover
• New 2-color internal design
• New "FAST FACTS" boxes
• All Specialty data completely updated
• Web resources completely updated
• New chapter based on information derived from Student and Practitioner surveys

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780721601229
Publisher:
Elsevier Health Sciences
Publication date:
06/03/2003
Pages:
335
Product dimensions:
6.06(w) x 9.08(h) x 0.49(d)

Table of Contents

How To Use This Book

PART I: THE CHALLENGE OF SPECIALTY CHOICE
PLANNING YOUR SPECIALTY CHOICE
Tasks and Suggested Timetable
FINDING A SPECIALTY THAT IS RIGHT FOR YOU
Factors in Specialty Choice
CONSIDERING YOUR OPTIONS
Generalist versus Specialist
DECISION MAKING ACROSS THE SPECIALTIES

PART ll: THE SPECIALTIES AND SUBSPECIALTIES

Allergy and Immunology
Anesthesiology
Colon and Rectal Surgery
Dermatology
Emergency Medicine
Family Practice
Internal Medicine
General Internal Medicine
Subspecialties in Internal Medicine
Cardiology
Endocrinology and Metabolism
Gastroenterology
Hematology
Infectious Diseases
Medical Oncology
Nephrology
Pulmonary Disease
Rheumatology
Medical Genetics
Neurological Surgery
Neurology
Nuclear Medicine
Obstetrics and Gynecology
Ophthalmology
Orthopeadic Surgery
Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
Pathology
Pediatrics
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Plastic Surgery
Preventive Medicine
Aerospace Medicine
Occupational Medicine
Public Health and General Preventive Medicine
Psychiatry
Radiology
Surgery
Thoracic Surgery
Urology

PART III: EMERGING SPECIALTY AREAS

Addiction Medicine
Administrative Medicine
Adolescent Medicine
Critical Care Medicine
Geriatric Medicine
Hospice and Palliative Medicine
Sports Medicine
Women's Health

PART V: AFTER YOU HAVE CHOSEN A SPECIALTY

Planning for Residency Choice
The Matching Process
Seeking Information
Applying to Residencies
Military Programs
The Couples Match
Shared Schedule Residencies
What Happens If You Don't Match?
Changing Specialties During Residency and Afterwards

APPENDIX
Questionnaire
First- Year Postgraduate Positions Offered Through the National Residency
Matching Program (NRMP)
Residency Competiveness Tables
Annotated Bibliography and Websites

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