On Becoming a Doctor: Everything You Need to Know about Medical School, Residency, Specialization, and Practice by Tania HellerEverything They Dont 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 youll 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.
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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.
3 Books That Will Dramatically Improve Your Life - Wednesday Checkup
14 thought-provoking books that every doctor should read
Editor's note: Over the last several months, numerous young Scope readers have inquired about which books they should be reading to prepare for a potential future in medicine. It was the summer after my freshman year of college and I was volunteering in an outpatient pediatric ward. In the span of a week, I had seen two babies die. A newborn died of complications from seizures right in front of me, and a two week old baby died of malnutrition as we watched him wither away in an incubator. I lay in bed the next day and looked around my rented tropical room for distraction. It is a compilation of stories, each chapter written by a doctor in a different specialty discussing his or her most memorable patient.
This Is Going to Hurt, his diary of life as a junior doctor, was voted for by 40, fans. Kay joins a long tradition of author physicians. It makes sense, sort of — doctors and writers share a sense of focus; a detached, objective perspective; and a process of trial and error that hopefully resolves things. Do No Harm saw Marsh draw on his 40 years of experience in the operating theatres of St. I just thought my poor children would inherit them all. But as a surgeon you do lead an interesting life, and I thought there might be some interest in it.
As a preteen, I wanted to be a pediatric oncologist, a dream that continues today.
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The 10 Books Every Premed Should Read
Below is a subjective list of the 10 books every premed student should read before going to medical school. The list includes stories and perspectives from attending physicians, residents, interns, and even medical students. Happy reading!
Medicine is constantly changing and what you knew to be true 10 years ago may be completely irrelevant today. But there is so much more to being a doctor than simply knowing the latest treatment guidelines. The premise of this book is that as humans, we evolved to think and communicate in pictures. As we slowly moved towards a language-based society, we lost touch with our natural way of thinking and forced generations of people to learn and think primarily in words. Although words are an efficient tool to communicate and absorb information, is not an efficient way to learn or memorise that information. He uses Leonardo Da Vinci and other great minds as prime examples of the importance of maintaining creativity and using images to emulate the way we naturally learn—through association and "network" or map-based thinking. A great book for anyone who wants a practical way to improve their ability to learn and recall information.