On Becoming a Doctor

ISBN: 9781402220135

By: Tania Heller

Published: 12/01/2009

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Everything They Don't Tell You, Everything You Need to Know Becoming a doctor is so much more than acing your MCATs, living through med school, then getting the perfect residency. It is a career that demands long hours on little to no sleep, constant continuing education, and a tough decision about which of the many types of medicine you want to practice. But with the right guide, you can make the right choices each step of the way. On Becoming a Doctor calmly and thoroughly walks you through each academic, physical, and emotional step you'll take on your way to a successful career in medicine, and it includes interviews with many different specialists to help you choose a medical path. This Essential Insider Advice Will Show You: Financing all of the costs of medical school The ups and downs of working with insurance companies Perspectives on a variety of medical fields The educational, physical, and emotional realities of the journey Interviews with doctors in many different specialties Working with other doctors and the administration On Becoming a Doctor covers everything you need to know about medical school, residency, specialization, and practice.


Table of Contents


Part One: Prologue
Chapter 1: Introduction
Chapter 2: Is Medicine the Career for you?
Chapter 3: Medical School Requirements
Chapter 4: Applying to Medical School and the MCAT Exam
Chapter 5: Medical School
Chapter 6: Financing your Studies
Chapter 7: Residency
Chapter 8: Medical Practice
Chapter 9: The Future of Medicine

Part Two: Interviews with Specialists
Chapter 10: Internal Medicine
Chapter 11: Obstetrics and Gynecology
Chapter 12: Geriatrics
Chapter 13: Cardiology
Chapter 14: Neonatology
Chapter 15: Pediatric Intensive Care
Chapter 16: Genetics
Chapter 17: Radiology
Chapter 18: Plastic Surgery
Chapter 19: Anesthesiology
Chapter 20: Dermatology
Chapter 21: Medicine in the Military
Chapter 22: Allergy/Immunology
Chapter 23: Public Health and Public Policy
Chapter 24: Surgery
Chapter 25: Psychiatry
Chapter 26: Emergency Room Medicine
Chapter 27: Pathology
Chapter 28: Hematology/Oncology
Chapter 29: Pediatrics
Chapter 30: Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
Chapter 31: Physician-Scientists—Research
Chapter 32: My Own Reflections

Part Three: Review and Resources
Questions and Answers
Appendix A: Guide to the Medical School Application Process
Appendix B: Glossary
Appendix C: Resources
Appendix D: International Medical Graduates
About the Author


Excerpt from Chapter 1: Introduction

As a student planning to enter medical school, you probably expect to take subjects that are at a far greater level of difficulty and


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Format: Paperback

Length: 9 in
Width: 6 in
Weight: 10.80 oz
Page Count: 224 pages


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