How to Choose a Medical Specialty, 4e

ISBN: 9780721643755
Publisher: W B Saunders Co
Edition: 2nd
Publication Date: 1992-09
Number of pages: 287
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The New Edition of the popular "Red Book" provides medical and pre-medical students with the information they need to select the specialties and practice settings that will best suit their interests, abilities, and personalities. Self-assessment questionnaires help them to pinpoint their talents, goals, and temperaments. "Summary Physician Profiles" for every specialty and sub-specialty approved by the American Board of Medical Specialties let students compare their responses to those reported by practicing clinicians. Readers will also find · handy timetables for planning applications · tables on residency competitiveness · changing specialties during and after residency · websites for major specialty associations · and many more sources for additional information.Design features 2-color page layout to enhance text. "Fast Facts" boxes at the beginning of each specialty chapter summarize for the reader key facts about that specialty that are helpful in making informed decisions about career choices. Information based on latest student and practitioner questionnaires Describes every specialty and sub-specialty approved by the American Board of Medical Specialists Includes newer specialties like medical genetics and hospice and palliative medicine Provides questionnaires to help readers assess what is important to them in a career in medicine Includes information on applying to osteopathic as well as allopathic residency programs Special section on careers in military medicine Lists Websites for major specialty associations and other resources 4-color cover New 2-color internal design New "FAST FACTS" boxes All Specialty data completely updated Web resources completely updated New chapter based on information derived from Student and Practitioner surveys

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