Becoming a Physician: A Practical and Creative Guide to Planning a Career in Medicine
"I have advised countless medical students and applicants over more than two decades and I repeatedly found myself agreeing with the advice given by the Daneks." --Michael V. Drake, M.D.Professor and Associate Dean, School of Medicine University of California, San Francisco
"These authors have the experience, knowledge, and writing skills to lead the lost through the maze of uncertainties of medical schools and beyond."--Robert H. Shapiro, Ph.D.Academic Dean and Provost U.S. Naval Academy
"Any student thinking about a career in medicine should have this book."--Tyrone D. Taborn Publisher and Editor-in-Chief Career Communications Group, Inc.
Here, at last, is the book that will help you realize your dream of a career in medicine. Whether your goal is to work in a busy city hospital ER, as a country doctor, or in research, here you'll find innovative ways to actively plan and tailor your medical school education to meet your specific needs. Explore your many options with:
* Straight facts on the medical school admissions process
* Up-to-date information on the MCAT
* Advice on selecting the right medical school
* The current medical trends and the most attractive specialties
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1 THE CHALLENGE OF CHOOSING IS MEDICINE RIGHT FOR YOU?
IT TAKES TIME TO KNOW WHAT YOU WANT OUT OF LIFE
BEGIN BY UNDERSTANDING YOURSELF
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