Iserson's Getting Into a Residency: A Guide for Medical Students, 8th edition
by Kenneth V. Iserson
Paperback: 662 pages
Publisher: Galen Press
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With completely updated information, the 8th edition of this book that has been vital to generations of medical students is a step-by-step guide through the process of selecting a medical specialty and obtaining a residency position. Packed with tips and practical information, this book could be called "How to Get the Most Out of Medical School" or "How to Succeed in Your Medical Career!" This unique book provides invaluable information about all the medical specialties, including the difficulty of obtaining a position and the number of available slots. Numerous charts illustrate the specialty selection process, updated URLs provide additional sources of updated information, and the "Must/Want" Analysis provides a way to rank residency program selections. Topics include: o What specialty is best for me? How will I know? o Should I take a transitional internship? • Where can I get information about specialties and programs? •To which programs should I apply? •How many applications should I send? o How do I complete applications? résumés? personal statements? •What special problems will I encounter if I am a woman? minority? IMG? osteopathic graduate? older physician? couple? physically impaired? •How do I prepare for the interview? How do I dress? o What questions should I ask? What shouldn't I ask? •What questions will they ask me? How should I answer? o What matching program do I use? How do they work? How and when do I apply? •How do I choose between programs? •After I match, then what? Do these questions sound familiar? WHETHER YOU ARE A PREMED STUDENT, A MEDICAL STUDENT, OR A PHYSICIAN WHO NEEDS TO GET A RESIDENCY OR FELLOWSHIP POSITION, YOU NEED THIS BOOK!
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