Opportunities in Physician Careers [NOOK Book]


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Your passport to a successful and rewarding career

Are you looking for the latest information to open the door to the career of your dreams? The nation's largest career books series, McGraw-Hill’s Opportunities in . . . series gives you the inside scoop on more than 100 professions as well as on all the essential aspects of your potential career, no matter how specialized the field. From the latest training requirements to current salary statistics to the lowdown on life on the job, each book is packed with comprehensive, up-to-date information to help you confidently pursue the profession that's right for you!

In this revised edition of Opportunities in Physician Careers, you'll find:

  • Valuable information on preparing for medical school and information about the application process

  • An up-close look at residency training, including program locations, hours worked, income, and specializations

  • Interviews with working physicians for realistic descriptions of working conditions

  • Earning potential in family practice, internal medicine, surgery, and more

  • Information on medical specialties such as anesthesiology, nuclear medicine, immunology, psychiatry, and radiology

  • Discussions on important issues of the day, including patients’ rights and alternative medicine

Perfect for anyone from high-school students to career changers, this comprehensive, no-nonsense guide takes the stress out of launching a career that’s both satisfying and financially rewarding. Here you'll find ample expert advice to make an informed, intelligent choice about your career--and your future.

"...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: 9780071466523
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
  • Publication date: 3/31/2005
  • Series: Opportunities In...Series
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 160
  • Sales rank: 1,285,801
  • File size: 259 KB

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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