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Med School Confidential: A Complete Guide to the Medical School Experience: By Students, for Students

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Publisher Comments:

Med School Confidential 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 speciality 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.

Review:

"Miller, author of Law School Confidential and Business School Confidential has teamed with Bissel, a doctor of emergency medicine, for the latest entry. A guide for readers thinking about attending medical school, or in the early stages of beginning an M.D., Miller and Bissell begin upbeat: 'It's hard to argue with a career choice that allows you to save lives, or at least improve them every day.' The arduous and complicated seven-to-ten year path they lay out, however, is another story. Reading the book straight through may do more to discourage readers than to help them on their way, but Miller and Bissell are clear and thorough, from undergraduate pre-med work to med school applications to grueling med school coursework to the various standardized tests, clinical duties and internships until, finally, the all-important career choice: where to spend your residency. Comments from several young practicing doctors ('Med School Confidential Mentors') don't illuminate much, and the authors can resort to banal generalizations that are little help: 'The key is not knowing what you want to do, but what kind of person you want to become.'. This book reveals very little of the personal, emotional journey of becoming a doctor, but as an overview of the academic rigors of the med student life, this guide is top-notch." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

About the Author

Robert H. Miller graduated from Yale University in 1993 and from the University of Pennsylvania Law School, where he was senior editor of the Law Review, in 1998. He is presently a trial lawyer at Sheehan, Phinney, Bass & Green in Manchester, New Hampshire, where he specializes in intellectual-property and commercial litigation. He is the author of the critically acclaimed grad school preparatory books Law School Confidential, Business School Confidential, and the hot new college preparatory book Campus Confidential.

 

Dan Bissell, M.D., graduated cum laude from Middlebury College in 1993 and from the University of Colorado School of Medicine as an Adler Scholar in 2002. He recently completed his residency in emergency medicine at the Maine Medical Center. During residency, he received the Gold Foundation Award as Resident Teacher of the Year and was appointed chief resident of the emergency medicine program. He is now in practice in Portland, Oregon.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780312330088
Author:
Miller, Robert H
Publisher:
Griffin
Foreword:
Friedman, Harold M.
Author:
Bissell, Dan , M.D.
Author:
Bissell, Dan
Author:
Bissell, Daniel M.
Author:
Miller, Robert M.
Author:
Friedman, Harold M.
Author:
Miller, Robert H.
Author:
Dan Bissell, M.D.
Subject:
Reference
Subject:
Medical colleges
Subject:
Education & Training
Subject:
Medical students
Subject:
Medical education -- United States.
Subject:
Medical students -- United States.
Subject:
Education-Classroom Resources
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20060731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
8.3 x 5.53 x 0.855 in

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Product details 304 pages St. Martin's Griffin - English 9780312330088 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Miller, author of Law School Confidential and Business School Confidential has teamed with Bissel, a doctor of emergency medicine, for the latest entry. A guide for readers thinking about attending medical school, or in the early stages of beginning an M.D., Miller and Bissell begin upbeat: 'It's hard to argue with a career choice that allows you to save lives, or at least improve them every day.' The arduous and complicated seven-to-ten year path they lay out, however, is another story. Reading the book straight through may do more to discourage readers than to help them on their way, but Miller and Bissell are clear and thorough, from undergraduate pre-med work to med school applications to grueling med school coursework to the various standardized tests, clinical duties and internships until, finally, the all-important career choice: where to spend your residency. Comments from several young practicing doctors ('Med School Confidential Mentors') don't illuminate much, and the authors can resort to banal generalizations that are little help: 'The key is not knowing what you want to do, but what kind of person you want to become.'. This book reveals very little of the personal, emotional journey of becoming a doctor, but as an overview of the academic rigors of the med student life, this guide is top-notch." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
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