The New Edition of this popular text provides medical and pre-medical students with the information they need to select the specialty and practice setting that will best suit their interests, abilities and personalities.Contains information on every specialty and sub-specialty approved by the American Board of Medical Specialties, including medical genetics and radiation oncology.
Presents a Summary Physician Profile for each specialty with a numerical scoring table for self comparison, allowing the reader to compare his or her characteristics with those reported by questionnaire respondents, all practicing clinicians.Offers timely pointers on residency planning.
Features self-assessment questionnaires to help students determine their own talents, goals, and temperament.Examines practice options, both in clinical and no-clinical settings, nicheand part-time opportunities, as well as workforce projections and the impact of managed care on specialty choice.
Provides Website addresses for the major specialty organizations, many of which provide access to information on medical student resources and residency training.Offers up-to-date information on the process of applying to residency programs, including the Electronic Residency Application System (ERAS) as well as military matches, shared-schedule residencies, what to do if you dont match, and changing specialties during and after residencies.
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