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The first medical specialty selection guide written by residents for students! Provides an inside look at the issues surrounding medical specialty selection, blending first-hand knowledge with useful facts and statistics, such as salary information, employment data, and match statistics. Focuses on all the major specialties and features firsthand portrayals of each by current residents. Also includes a guide to personality characteristics that are predominate with practitioners of each specialty. '¬SA terrific mixture of objective information as well as factual data make this book an easy, informative, and interesting read.'¬ --Review from a 4th year Medical Student
Table of Contents
Part I: Planning Your Medical Career
Chapter 1. Choosing a Specialty: The Most Difficult Decision of Your Career
Chapter 2. The Specialization of Medicine
Chapter 3. Ten Factors to Consider in Specialty Selection
Chapter 4. Personality Assessment: Are You My Type?
Chapter 5. Finding the Perfect Specialty: An A to Z Guide
Chapter 6. Special Considerations for Women
Chapter 7. Combined Residency Programs
Chapter 8. Options for the Undecided Medical Student
Chapter 9. Applying for Residency: An Overview of the Match Process
Chapter 10. Love and Medicine: The Couples Match
Chapter 11. Top Secret! The A to Z Guide to a Successful Match
Chapter 12. Your Medical Career Beyond Residency
Part II: Specialty Profiles: From Anesthesiology to Urology