Med School Rx: Getting In, Getting Through, and Getting On with Doctoring

Med School Rx: Getting In, Getting Through, and Getting On with Doctoring

by Walter C. Hartwig
     
 

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What prospective medical students can expect before, during, and after medical school. Each year more and more people are entering medical school, yet many have little or no idea on how to get the most out of the programs offered. Students can now turn to Med School Rx, which will take them inside the minds of the admissions personnel, professors, examiners, and

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What prospective medical students can expect before, during, and after medical school. Each year more and more people are entering medical school, yet many have little or no idea on how to get the most out of the programs offered. Students can now turn to Med School Rx, which will take them inside the minds of the admissions personnel, professors, examiners, and educators whom they will meet along their medical school journey. Written by Walter Carl Hartwig, a professional medical educator, Med School Rx is the essential reference guide for a comprehensive view of the medical school experience. Written from an insider's perspective, Med School Rx teaches prospective students how to navigate medical school. Through Hartwig's advice, students will discover how to improve their chances of gaining admission, how to be more successful as medical students, how to demystify the intense learning curve of medical science, and how to successfully transition from student to resident.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781607148357
Publisher:
Kaplan Publishing
Publication date:
05/03/2011
Edition description:
Original
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
5.86(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.92(d)

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Chapter 1: Is Medicine Right for You?

Everyone struggles with career decisions. But you may be surprised to hear that sometimes identifying what is not right for you is easier than knowing exactly what is right for you. Some of the most compelling applicants for medical school are older professionals who realize later in life that medicine is their true calling, and some of the least appealing applicants are zealous younger students who seem blind to the possibility of doing anything else in their lives. Two considerations may help you satisfy this question for yourself—knowing exactly what medicine requires and knowing how to separate motivation from inspiration.

Meet the Author

Walter C. Hartwig, PhD, a professional medical educator in the San Francisco Bay Area, has advised thousands of prospective and current medical students on the road into, through and beyond medical school. He has authored numerous research publications and a recent textbook, Fundamental Anatomy.

Hartwig graduated summa cum laude from the University of Missouri then completed a PhD at University of California, Berkeley. He is currently a full Professor and Department Chair of Anatomy at Touro University in California.

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