The Ultimate Guide To Choosing A Medical Specialty / Edition 2

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The one book medical students must read

before they choose their specialty

Here is the first medical-specialty selection guide

written by a resident for students. Readers will

find an inside look at the issues surrounding medical

specialty selection, blending firsthand knowledge with

useful facts and statistics. The author includes invaluable

insights from his personal experience, candid

reports from current residents, and a wealth of


This unique resource is divided into two sections, the

first of which delves into the art of choosing the right

specialty and covers personality assessment, considerations

for women and couples who are matching,

specialty overviews, and the ins and outs of the residency

application and match process. The second

section comprises 19 chapters, each written by a resident

in a particular specialty. These chapters include

“The Inside Scoop”—revealing specialty lifestyles,

training requirements, and predominant personality


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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071479417
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Medical
  • Publication date: 5/2/2007
  • Series: Lange Medical Book Series
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 460
  • Product dimensions: 1.01 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 6.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Brian Freeman

Brian Freeman, M.D. is in his last year

of residency for anesthesiology and critical care at the

University of Chicago.

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Table of Contents

The Ultimate Guide to Choosing a Medical Specialty 2EPart 1: Planning Your Medical Career1. Choosing a Specialty: The Most Difficult Decision of Your Career2. The Specialization of Medicine3. Ten Factors to Consider in Specialty Selection4. Personality Assessment: Are You My Type? 5. Finding the Perfect Specialty6. Special Considerations for Women7. Combined Residency Programs8. Options for the Undecided Medical Student9. Applying for Residency: An Overview of the Match Process10. Love and Medicine: The Couples Match11. Top Secret! The Ultimate Guide to a Successful Match12. Your Medical Career Beyond ResidencyPart 2: Specialty Profiles13. Anesthesiology14. Dermatology15. Emergency Medicine16. Family Medicine17. General Surgery18. Internal Medicine19. Neurology20. Neurosurgery21. Obstetrics & Gynecology22. Ophthalmology23. Orthopedic Surgery24. Otolaryngology25. Pathology26. Pediatrics27. Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation28. Plastic Surgery29. Psychiatry30. Radiation Oncology31. Radiology32. Urology

Brian Freeman, M.D. is in his last year

of residency for anesthesiology and critical care at the

University of Chicago.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 19, 2011

    Excellent - Highly Recommended

    The Ultimate Guide to Choosing a Medical Specialty gives a great overview of nearly every residency in medicine. This book stands apart from other medical specialty books because it is written by residents for future residents; therefore, it gives a very personal in depth view of what the residency is about, what type of person would do well in this residency, the pros and cons of the residency, the fellowships associated with that residency, the mean salary in that profession, and the average USMLE Score required to get into the residency. The book is simple and easy to understand. It also covers how to prepare to get a residency and the processes of apply to residencies. I highly recommend this book for any premedical and medical students.

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