Opportunities In Physician Careers

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Opportunities In . . . series gives you valuable career insight into your job field of choice!

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Opportunities In . . . series gives you valuable career insight into your job field of choice!

The most comprehensive career book series available, Opportunities In . . . explores a vast range of professions. In Opportunities in Physician Careers, you will find:

  • The latest information on the field
  • Training and education requirements you will need
  • Salary statistics for different positions
  • Up-to-date professional and Internet resources
  • And much more

"...explains the training period and residency requirements for each specialty...includes the latest salary statistics and costs associated with different specialties."

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071438483
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
  • Publication date: 3/31/2005
  • Series: Opportunities In...Series Series
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 160
  • Sales rank: 1,406,549
  • Product dimensions: 5.30 (w) x 7.60 (h) x 0.45 (d)

Meet the Author

Jan Sugar-Webb is a former research and policy writer for the American Medical Association and director of public affairs at Chicago’s Mount Sinai Hospital. She presently runs the Chicago communications firm Sugar-Webb & Associates.

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Table of Contents

Preface ix
1 Physicians: A Historical Perspective 1
Ancient Egyptians
Hippocrates and the influence of Greek medicine
The Renaissance
The seventeenth century-greater understanding
The eighteenth century-the beginning of prevention
The nineteenth century-the rise of modern medicine
The twentieth century-revolutionary progress
The future of medicine
2 Education and Preparation 13
Preparing for medical school
Applying to medical school
Medical school today
3 Residency Training 27
Residents, interns, and fellows
Location of residency programs
Hours worked
Income during residency training
Board certification
New trends in graduate medical education
4 Family Practice and General Internal Medicine 35
Family practice
Internal medicine
5 Internal Medicine Subspecialties 41
Cardiovascular medicine
Endocrinology and metabolism
Infectious disease
Medical oncology
Pulmonary medicine
Other subspecialties
6 Surgery and Surgical Specialties 53
General surgery
Colon and rectal surgery
Neurological surgery
Orthopaedic surgery
Plastic surgery
Thoracic surgery
7 Other Specialties 65
Obstetrics and gynecology
Nuclear medicine
Medical genetics
Allergy and immunology
Emergency medicine
Physical medicine and rehabilitation
Preventive medicine
8 Medicine in the Twenty-First Century 85
Job outlook
Alternative medicine
Patients' rights
Appendix A Medical Schools in the United States and Canada 91
Appendix B Combined Degree Programs 123
Appendix C Specialty Boards 137
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