The Ultimate Guide to Choosing a Medical Specialty, Third Edition

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McGraw Hill Professional, Aug 24, 2012 - Medical - 504 pages
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You owe it to yourself to read this book before you choose a medical specialty!

The Ultimate Guide to Choosing a Medical Specialty, 3rd edition delivers a well-researched, insider’s look at the complex issues medical students face when choosing a medical specialty. Supported by first-hand knowledge, useful facts and statistics – plus the author’s personal experience and gut-level reports from current residents -- this unique guide provides everything necessary to compare specialties and make a confident decision.

The Ultimate Guide to Choosing a Medical Specialty, 3rd edition is divided into two sections: Part 1 Planning Your Medical Career delves into the main issues surrounding the choice of your medical specialty. These twelve chapters provide everything you need to begin making this major decision – from how to research each specialty to how to apply for residency. Part 2 Specialty Profiles features chapters devoted to each of the 20 major specialties. It provides important information such as the latest salary information, employment data, and match statistics.


  • An “insider’s look” at different areas of medicine -- with specialty chapters written by physicians just out of residency training
  • Candid and revealing descriptions of each specialty
  • Profiles of the major specialties, including those to which you may have had little exposure, such as radiation oncology
  • A concise, up-to-date guide to the residency application and matching process
  • A chapter with valuable advice to help you maximize your success in obtaining a residency position in each field
  • Updated to include alternative career paths for MDs, such as laboratory science, the military, MD/MBA, and MD/JD

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Part 1 Planning Your Medical Career
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Brian Freeman, MD is Assistant Program Director in the Department of Anesthesiology at Georgetown University in Washington, DC.

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