A true “must read” for medical students who have not yet selected a specialty, this acclaimed resource delivers a well-researched insider’s look into the complex issues surrounding this important decision. Supported by first-hand knowledge, useful facts and statistics – plus the author’s personal experience and gut-level reports from current students – this unique guide provides everything necessary to compare specialties and make a confident decision.
The Ultimate Guide to Choosing a Medical Specialty, Fourth 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 12 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 the 21 major specialties, and provides important information such as salary, employment data, and match statistics.
•An “insider’s look” into different areas of medicine―with specialty chapters written by physicians just out of residency training
•Profiles of the major medical specialties, including those to which medical students may receive little exposure, such as radiation oncology
•A concise up-to-date guide to the residency application and matching process
•A special chapter with explicit advice to help medical students maximize their success in obtaining a residency position in each field
•Special inserts―“Vital Signs” and “The Inside Scoop”―provide easy-to-read factoids like salary information and match statistics.