Synopses & Reviews
Residency is a defining period in a physician's life because it is the decisive stage for personal growth, intellectual challenge and emotional stress. It is a major transitional period transforming a medical student into a practice-ready physician. This role-change for the physician-in-training usually takes place in a new setting and necessitates coping with conflicting demands, heavy responsibility and long work hours. Adding to the residents' burden is the ongoing need to manage their financial, social and work demands. This manual was designed to help medical students on this final critical segment of their journey to become practicing physicians. It will enhance the students' awareness of the potential obstacles along the way and provide them with guidance on how to avoid them. The book includes: selecting an appropriate specialty, maximizing the chances of being selected, surviving residency and beginning practice.
Career guide for medical students on entering residency.
Residency is a defining stage in a physician's career, marked by personal growth, intellectual challenge and emotional stress. This manual was designed to help medical students on this final critical segment of their journey to become practicing physicians. The book includes: selecting an appropriate specialty, surviving residency, and beginning practice.
About the Author
Saul Wischnitzer is a former Professor in Biology and Pre-Health Profession Adviser at Yeshiva University. He has authored several books on medical careers.
Table of Contents
Preface; Introduction; Part I. Selecting a Specialty: 1. Considering your options; 2. Selecting your specialty; 3. Major specialties; 4. Medical subspecialties; 5. Surgical subspecialties; 6. Other subspecialties; Part II. Securing a Residency: 7. Laying the groundwork; 8. Getting started; 9. Residency program selection; 10. Applying for a residency; 11. The residency interview; 12. Facing the match; Part III. Surviving a Residency: 13. Becoming oriented; 14. Meeting responsibilities; 15. Protecting your assets; 16. Professional challenges facing residents; 17. Personal challenges facing residents; 18. Surviving yet thriving; Part IV. Succeeding in Practice: 19. Securing a position; 20. Practice options; 21. Marketing and operating a successful practice; 22. Monitoring your professional and personal finances; 23. Responding to complementary and alternative medicine (CAM); 24. The Art of medicine; Appendix I. Major professional organizations; Appendix II. Sample resumés; Appendix III. Sample personal statements; Glossary; Abbreviations; Bibliography.