So you're thinking about med school but you're not ready to devote the next ten years to grad school. Or perhaps you're already a medical doctor and just want a quick refresher course. Either way, the brilliant minds at Mental_Floss magazine are happy to help. Med School in a Box offers instruction in anatomy, physiology, neurosurgery, and other impressive-sounding subjects for the wildly low price of $14.95. Your program includes: Med School in 96 Pages: Your Comprehensive Textbook 10 Heroes of Medicine Trading Cards 10 Extra-Credit Study Cards A devilishly complicated medical trivia board exam A rolled diploma with real Latin words It's the perfect gift for doctors and would-be doctors of all ages, from the highest-ranked boxed medical school in the country!
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Med School Confidential from Robert H. Miller and Daniel M. Bissell 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 specialty 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.
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.
An entertaining insider's guide to the good, the bad, and the ugly of med school--with everything pre-med and med students need to know, from day one, to maximize opportunities and avoid mistakes. Cardiothoracic anesthesiologist and recent med school grad Dr. Richard Beddingfield serves as an unofficial older brother for pre-med and incoming med students--dishing on all the stuff he would've wanted to know from the beginning in order to make the most of med school's opportunities, while staying sane through the gauntlets of applying to and succeeding at med school, residency, fellowship, and starting work as a new physician. With advice from additional recent Ivy League med school grads and top-tier hospital residents, this all-in-one guide is a must-have for everyone who dreams of becoming a doctor.
Most medical students develop effective study methods through a trial-and-error process and get through school. But often it can be a slow and frustrating process. This book is intended to guide you and help you to develop the learning skills you will need. Learning and applying these strategies will help you to get to a good start in your basic science courses and ease your learning throughout medical school and in your career as a doctor.
Your plain-English guide to getting into the medical school of your dreams Getting accepted to medical school is a long and rigorous process and many students find they need help. If you're one of these students, Getting into Medical School For Dummies is the perfect tool to help you through the process and realize your dream. By providing you with concise information about preparing for and applying to medical school, Getting into Medical School For Dummies prepares you for the application process. Written by an industry expert, it gives you a distinct advantage in the competitive medical school admissions process, preparing you for every step and helping you create your best application. Takes you through the often-overwhelming process of applying to medical school Explains what medical schools and admissions committees are really looking for Provides plain-English explanations of complicated medical school admissions processes If you're one of the over 40,000 students who apply to medical school each year and need help sorting through the admissions schedule, writing statements of intent, and preparing to take the MCAT, Getting Into Medical School For Dummies has you covered!
"A valuable contribution to the growing literature of medical culture."—Gerald Weissman, New York Univ. Medical Center.
Medical school is intense, demanding, and stressful. How can you overcome the challenges to excel? A strong work ethic is important but nowhere near enough. As faculty advisors, we've found that misperceptions about the factors leading to success as a student and in the residency match are shockingly common. Our detailed advice, based on evidence from research in the field and experiences with high-performing students, will provide you a strategy for success. How can you identify if you're at risk for a low USMLE score? How can you boost your performance? What study skills separate the top from the average students? How can you choose a research project and advisor that leads to publication? How can you participate in community service and make meaningful contributions? Why is leadership in medical school important? Utilizing a strong combination of evidence-based advice and insider knowledge, this book will provide you the knowledge and guidance you need to achieve success in medical school.
Nobody told you how difficult it would be to date a medical student. Your partner endures long hours, endless exams, and unpredictable clinical rotations. They learn to speak a different language and are asked to dedicate themselves to training with single-minded focus. And you? You work hard to pursue your goals while taking care of yourself and your relationship. I wish somebody had told me what to expect and how to maintain a happy, healthy relationship while dating a medical student. Nobody told me those things, but I'm here to tell you. I scoured research about medical couples, interviewed almost two dozen other medical partners, and drew from my experiences to bring you this book. How do successful medical couples do it? I'll show you. Lear how to... -Contend with medical school's demanding, unpredictable schedule -Avoid medical couples' most common pitfalls and arguments -Build robust support systems and reframe time spent alone -Build new communication habits and utilize the power of small gestures -Pursue your goals and support your partner. You've struggled long enough. It's time to improve your relationship.
A group of vivid, first-person stories of medical students who don't "fit the mold" and have had challenges completing conventional medical training.
White Coat is Dr. Ellen Lerner Rothman's vivid account of her four years at Harvard Medical School. Describing the grueling hours and emotional hurdles she underwent to earn the degree of M.D., Dr. Rothman tells the story of one woman's transformation from a terrified first-year medical studen into a confident, competent doctor. Touching on the most relevant issues in medicine today--such as HMOs, aIDS, and assisted suicide--Dr. Rothman recounts her despair and exhilaration as a medical student, from the stress of exams to th hard-won rewards that came from treating patients. The anecdotes in White Coat are funny, heartbreaking, and at times horrifying. Each chapter taes us deeper into Dr. Rothman's medical school experience, illuminating her struggle to walk the line between too much and not enough intimacy with her patients. For readers of Perri Klass and Richard Selzer, Dr. Rothman looks candidly at medicine and presents an unvarnished perspective on a subject that matters to us all. White Coat opens the infamously closed door between patient and doctor in a book that will change the way we look at our medical establishment. In White Coat, Ellen Rothman offers a vivid account of her four years at one of the best medical schools in the country, and opens the infamously closed door between patient and doctor. Touching on today's most important medical issues -- such as HMOs, AIDS, and assisted suicide -- the author navigates her way through despair, exhilaration, and a lot of exhaustion in Harvard's classrooms and Boston's hospitals to earn the indisputable title to which we entrust our lives. With a thoughtful, candid voice, Rothman writes about a wide range of experiences -- from a dream about holding the hand of a cadaver she had dissected to the acute embarrassment she felt when asking patients about their sexual histories. She shares her horror at treating a patient with a flesh-eating skin infection, the anxiety of being "pimped" by doctors for information (when doctors quiz students on anatomy and medicine), as well as the ultimate reward of making the transformation and of earning a doctor's white coat. For readers of Perri Klass, Richard Selzer, and the millions of fans of ER, White Coat is a fascinating account of one woman's journey through school and into the high-stakes drama of the medical world. In White Coat, Ellen Rothman offers a vivid account of her four years at one of the best medical schools in the country, and opens the infamously closed door between patient and doctor. Touching on today's most important medical issues -- such as HMOs, AIDS, and assisted suicide -- the author navigates her way through despair, exhilaration, and a lot of exhaustion in Harvard's classrooms and Boston's hospitals to earn the indisputable title to which we entrust our lives. With a thoughtful, candid voice, Rothman writes about a wide range of experiences -- from a dream about holding the hand of a cadaver she had dissected to the acute embarrassment she felt when asking patients about their sexual histories. She shares her horror at treating a patient with a flesh-eating skin infection, the anxiety of being "pimped" by doctors for information (when doctors quiz students on anatomy and medicine), as well as the ultimate reward of making the transformation and of earning a doctor's white coat. For readers of Perri Klass, Richard Selzer, and the millions of fans of ER, White Coat is a fascinating account of one woman's journey through school and into the high-stakes drama of the medical world.
Completely rewritten for 2010, this year's edition of the guide features a more affable tone, new chapters, expanded data and information, and a color-infused format. This must-have book, often called the "bible of medical school guides," is the number 1 source for medical school applicants. The 2011-2012 edition features more information than ever before. The MSAR is the number 1 source for information on newly accredited medical schools, application procedures and deadlines, selection factors such as MCAT & GPA data, medical school class profiles, costs and financial aid packages, MD/PhD and other combined degrees, graduates' specialty choices, and updated USMLE policies. MSAR is the only resource fully authorized by medical schools.
Can you adapt to the wide variety of learning environments in medicine? Can you show your best abilities in the exams at the same time as learning to be a doctor? Can you balance your studies with an enjoyable social life? Can you develop your professionalism and manage your 'digital footprint'? How to Succeed at Medical School will help you learn these vital skills, and much more. Written by experienced medical school teachers and packed full of case studies, illustrations, quotes from other students, tip boxes, exercises, portfolios and learning techniques to help you communicate, study and revise - it’s an essential resource to help you thrive at medical school. This thoroughly updated second edition includes new chapters on Professionalism and Teaching, and provides invaluable insight into what to expect from the start of medical school right through to the start of your medical career.
Forget the old saying that you can't excel in medical school and have a social life at the same time. You can! It's time to study smarter, save countless hours, crush your exams, have a life, and match into the residency program of your choice. This book is the blueprint on how to get everything you want out of med school. IN THIS STEP BY STEP GUIDE ON HOW TO BREEZE THROUGH MEDICAL SCHOOL YOU WILL LEARN:- Tips and tricks on how to navigate through all 4 years of medical school.- How to get a 250 on your STEP 1 exam by studying efficiently and approaching questions the right way.- How to use storytelling as a tactic to learn anything.- Travel hacks to get you deeply discounted flights as a med student.- Tips on balancing school and personal life.- Tips on writing your personal statement.- How to get involved in research.- Productivity, time management, and study hacks to make you 4x more effective.- The right resources to use on all of your subject exams.- Plus much much more! WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING : "Wendell does an excellent job of concisely synthesizing his insights on how to successfully navigate through medical school! He shares universally applicable tools that are beneficial to students at any level of medical school. Even as a rising, fourth-year student, I benefited tremendously from reading this book!"- Kimyra Milhouse, DO candidate "I wish I had access to this book when I started medical school!! Dr. Cole has provided medical students with a complete guide on how to master medical school and kill board exams. This book is essential to every medical student's journey." -Crystal Seldon, M.D.
A brutally frank memoir about doctors and patients in a health care system that puts the poor at risk. In medical charts, the term “N.A.D.” (No Apparent Distress) is used for patients who appear stable. The phrase also aptly describes America’s medical system when it comes to treating the underprivileged. Medical students learn on the bodies of the poor—and the poor suffer from their mistakes. Rachel Pearson confronted these harsh realities when she started medical school in Galveston, Texas. Pearson, herself from a working-class background, remains haunted by the suicide of a close friend, experiences firsthand the heartbreak of her own errors in a patient’s care, and witnesses the ruinous effects of a hurricane on a Texas town’s medical system. In a free clinic where the motto is “All Are Welcome Here,” she learns how to practice medicine with love and tenacity amidst the raging injustices of a system that favors the rich and the white. No Apparent Distress is at once an indictment of American health care and a deeply moving tale of one doctor’s coming-of-age.
A roadmap to help you recover better and faster following a cancer diagnosisófrom the moment of diagnosis through remission and life after cancer. For more than 25 years, Dr. Fleishman has helped thousands of patients and families navigate the hopes, fears, and realities of cancer. In Learn to Live through Cancer, he provides a supportive and empowering guide so that you and your family know what to expect and how to proceed at every stage of your journey with cancer. Using the tools and suggestions of his step-by-step system, youíll learn how to: Evaluate your condition Improve communication with your health care providers Participate in care decisions more easily Research your illness and treatment options Assess complementary therapy options improve overall health habits Tend to your emotional well-being Adjust to the physical and emotional changes posttreatment Packed with practical tools and evidence-based advice, Learn to Live through Cancer is an essential companion for every cancer survivor and his or her loved ones.
Forget the old concept of medical school taking over your life. It is possible to do great in school while still having a rich and well-rounded life. Whether your dream is having time for international volunteer work, having time to do cutting edge research, having time to be the parent and spouse you want to be, having time to exercise relax and unwind, or just HAVING TIME to live more and work less, Medical School 2.0 is your blue print to thrive as a medical student. This step-by-step guide to medical school teaches: How Dave, a medical student with below-average SAT and MCAT scores used these techniques to go from spending 16 hours a day on medical school and getting a "C" average to spending 1-3 hours a day on medical school and getting the top academic honors, 99.7th percentile on USMLE Steps 1 and 2, induction into the AOA honor society, and getting into his top choice residency in his top choice location, all the while enjoying the process of learning and having plenty of free time to enjoy life outside of medical school. How to clarify your personal goals for your life in medicine and in medical school and use those to reverse-engineer a personalized and customized curriculum for yourself. How to sift through seemingly infinite study sources and choose the highest yield information for your own unique goals. How to apply the latest research findings in the neuroscience of learning and memory to supercharge your brain's learning potential, maximizing your per-hour learning output. How to structure and schedule your study sessions and your "work days" to maximize your learning potential. What to eat and drink to fuel your brain to form and maintain sold long term memories of what you're learning. This book is the result of hundreds of hours of research interviewing top-performing medical students across the USA to deconstruct the strategies behind their success, researching and integrating the latest science of how our brain's learn, and then distilling the final product into a group of practical, simple, and extremely high yield tools and tricks to both maximize your mind's learning output, to enjoy the process of learning, and to have the time to follow your dreams in medical school and beyond. These are the same strategies that the author used in medical school, continues to use now, and has taught to hundreds of other students who have achieved even better results."
Explores the diverse ways in which hope and other positive emotions influence the healing process, drawing on real-life experiences to analyze the biology of hope, as well as its benefits and limits.