Med School Confidential: A Complete Guide to the Medical School Experience: By Students, for Students

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Macmillan, Jul 25, 2006 - Education - 282 pages
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Med School Confidential uses the same chronological format and mentor-based system that have made Law School Confidential and Business School Confidential such treasured and popular guides. It takes the reader step-by-step through the entire med school process--from thinking about, applying to, and choosing a medical school and program, through the four-year curriculum, internships, residencies, and fellowships, to choosing a speciality and finding the perfect job.
With a foreword by Chair of the Admissions Committee at Dartmouth Medical School Harold M. Friedman, M.D., Med School Confidential provides what no other book currently does: a comprehensive, chronological account of the full medical school experience.
  

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Review: Med School Confidential: A Complete Guide to the Medical School Experience: By Students, for Students

User Review  - Francine - Goodreads

I was born to be a doctor, it's my calling!. I want to be a doctor because it's so prestigious and you make the bucks or my grandpa and dad are well known surgeons or I'm a straight A student ... Read full review

Review: Med School Confidential: A Complete Guide to the Medical School Experience: By Students, for Students

User Review  - Andrew - Goodreads

This is a great book to guide anyone interested in the application process for medical school, how to apply with the highest chances of success, and how to endure the program itself, from medical student to resident. Read full review

Contents

INTRODUCTION
3
The Med School Confidential Mentors
9
THINKING ABOUT MED SCHOOL?
21
The Top Five Reasons to Go for It
26
A ROAD MAP OF THE MEDSCHOOL
33
Internship Residency and Beyond
39
Premed as a Postbac
47
BEATING THE MCAT
51
BRINGING IT ALL TOGETHER
156
LIFE ON THE WARDS
165
Dealing with the Culture Shock
172
Keeping Perspective and Developing Your Clinical Persona
179
CORE CLINICAL ROTATIONS
186
ObGyn
194
Family Medicine
200
O Students Its the COMLEX Level 2
206

Registering for and Taking the Test
61
CRAFTING THE PERFECT APPLICATION
67
CHOOSING YOUR SCHOOL
84
FINALIZING YOUR AMCAS APPLICATION
91
Interview FollowUps
101
THE FIVE THINGS TO Do BEFORE
111
Learn to Keep Stress at Bay
118
Budgeting
127
Decide on a Schedule and Stick to It
136
THE FIRST YEAR NORMAL SYSTEMS
138
A Welcome Summer Off
149
Designing Your Application Schedule to Meet Your Goals
216
SELECTING YOUR PROGRAMS
224
RESIDENCY INTERVIEWS
228
Match Numbers and The Scramble
234
STARTING OUT STRONG IN RESIDENCY
247
The Balancing Point
251
How to Survive Med School as a Spouse Partner
266
Fundamental References
272
Residency and the Match
278
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Robert H. Miller graduated from Yale University in 1993 and from the University of Pennsylvania Law School, where he was senior editor of the Law Review, in 1998. He is presently a trial lawyer at Sheehan, Phinney, Bass & Green in Manchester, New Hampshire, where he specializes in intellectual-property and commercial litigation. He is the author of the critically acclaimed grad school preparatory books Law School Confidential, Business School Confidential, and the hot new college preparatory book Campus Confidential.
 
Dan Bissell, M.D., graduated cum laude from Middlebury College in 1993 and from the University of Colorado School of Medicine as an Adler Scholar in 2002. He recently completed his residency in emergency medicine at the Maine Medical Center. During residency, he received the Gold Foundation Award as Resident Teacher of the Year and was appointed chief resident of the emergency medicine program. He is now in practice in Portland, Oregon.

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