On Becoming a Doctor

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ISBN: 9781402247606
Release Date: 2009-12-01
Number of pages: 224
Author: Tania Heller
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.

Download and read online On Becoming a Doctor in PDF and EPUB Everything They Don't Tell You, Everything You Need to Know Becoming a doctor is so much more than acing your MCATs, living through med school, then getting the perfect residency. It is a career that demands long hours on little to no sleep, constant continuing education, and a tough decision about which of the many types of medicine you want to practice. But with the right guide, you can make the right choices each step of the way. On Becoming a Doctor calmly and thoroughly walks you through each academic, physical, and emotional step you'll take on your way to a successful career in medicine, and it includes interviews with many different specialists to help you choose a medical path. This Essential Insider Advice Will Show You: Financing all of the costs of medical school The ups and downs of working with insurance companies Perspectives on a variety of medical fields The educational, physical, and emotional realities of the journey Interviews with doctors in many different specialties Working with other doctors and the administration On Becoming a Doctor covers everything you need to know about medical school, residency, specialization, and practice.


On Becoming a Doctor

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ISBN: 9781402228223
Release Date: 2009-12-01
Number of pages: 224
Author: Tania Heller
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.

Download and read online On Becoming a Doctor in PDF and EPUB Everything They Don't Tell You, Everything You Need to Know Becoming a doctor is so much more than acing your MCATs, living through med school, then getting the perfect residency. It is a career that demands long hours on little to no sleep, constant continuing education, and a tough decision about which of the many types of medicine you want to practice. But with the right guide, you can make the right choices each step of the way. On Becoming a Doctor calmly and thoroughly walks you through each academic, physical, and emotional step you'll take on your way to a successful career in medicine, and it includes interviews with many different specialists to help you choose a medical path. This Essential Insider Advice Will Show You: Financing all of the costs of medical school The ups and downs of working with insurance companies Perspectives on a variety of medical fields The educational, physical, and emotional realities of the journey Interviews with doctors in many different specialties Working with other doctors and the administration On Becoming a Doctor covers everything you need to know about medical school, residency, specialization, and practice.


On Becoming a Doctor

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ISBN: 1402220138
Release Date: 2009
Number of pages: 217
Author: Tania Heller
Publisher: Sourcebooks Incorporated

Download and read online On Becoming a Doctor in PDF and EPUB On Becoming a Doctor calmly and thoroughly walks you through each academic, physical, and emotional step you'll take on your way to a successful career in medicine, and it includes interviews with many different specialists to help you choose a medical path.


Med School Confidential

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ISBN: 9781429907187
Release Date: 2007-04-01
Number of pages: 304
Author: Robert H. Miller
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

Download and read online Med School Confidential in PDF and EPUB Med School Confidential from Robert H. Miller and Daniel M. Bissell 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 specialty 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.


Becoming a Doctor

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ISBN: 0140111166
Release Date: 1988
Number of pages: 390
Author: Melvin Konner
Publisher: Penguin Group USA

Download and read online Becoming a Doctor in PDF and EPUB "A valuable contribution to the growing literature of medical culture."—Gerald Weissman, New York Univ. Medical Center.


Everything I Learned in Medical School

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ISBN: 9781451587616
Release Date: 2011-01-01
Number of pages: 180
Author: Sujay Kansagra
Publisher: Sujay Kansagra

Download and read online Everything I Learned in Medical School in PDF and EPUB Delivering a baby, sleep deprivation, giving bad news, dissecting bodies, seeing death—the journey of becoming an MD is not an easy one. Join the author as he takes you through his four years at Duke Medical School. Through this book, he explores the world of medicine through fresh eyes and shares the serious, the stressful, the entertaining, the unbelievable, the struggles, the sick, the unexplainable, and the stories that taught him everything he learned in medical school (besides all the book stuff, of course).


So You Want to be a Doctor

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ISBN: 9780199686865
Release Date: 2013-10
Number of pages: 368
Author: Stephan Sanders
Publisher: Oxford University Press

Download and read online So You Want to be a Doctor in PDF and EPUB So you want to be a doctor? Second Edition is the essential guide to getting into medical school, with advice on everything from work experience to interview preparation. Medical students and admissions tutors have contributed to profiles of every UK medical school and the book is packed with insider hints and tips you won't find anywhere else.


How to Be Pre Med

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ISBN: 1936633558
Release Date: 2013
Number of pages: 198
Author: Suzanne M. Miller
Publisher:

Download and read online How to Be Pre Med in PDF and EPUB How To Be Pre-Med assists high school, college, and non-traditional students interested in becoming physicians by describing the pre-med route from start to finish using the Six Buckets model Dr. Suzanne M. Miller developed through over a decade of medical school admissions advising. This guide is equally helpful to those hoping to pursue a medical career and to loved ones, such as parents, spouses, relatives, and friends, supporting a pre-med. Dr. Miller created How to be Pre-Med to serve as a prequel to the best-selling The Medical School Admissions Guide: A Harvard MD's Week-by-Week Admissions Handbook because readers frequently provided feedback wishing they had received similar expert guidance sooner in the pre-med process. How To Be Pre-Med covers all information required to excel as a pre-med and prepare for the medical school application process. It's best to read this book as soon as you decide to pursue the pre-med path to help strategize selection of undergraduate or post-baccalaureate experiences. Then return to it each year to assess how you are filling up the Six Buckets. Once you have decided to apply to medical school, pick up the latest edition of The Medical School Admissions Guide and follow the weekly steps required to create the best application possible to maximize your chances of admission.


Medical Catastrophe

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ISBN: 9781442265769
Release Date: 2017-03-16
Number of pages: 220
Author: Ronald W. Dworkin MD
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

Download and read online Medical Catastrophe in PDF and EPUB Unnecessary death rarely happens at the hands of doctors, but it does happen. Sometimes the cause is medical error. But sometimes the cause is politics. The issues underlying many medical catastrophes are numerous: a power struggle between providers, uncertainty over who’s in charge, hesitation to practice good medicine for fear of being fired, specialization run amok, part-time doctoring. Doctors often prefer to ignore the problems, but patient safety demands that they be aired. And so does the future of the medical profession. Beneath the politics lies confusion: Doctors no longer know who they are. They don’t know how much authority they should wield. They don’t know what distinguishes them from other healthcare professionals. They don’t what about being a doctor should make them proud. When doctors lack a firm sense of who they are, the whole of medicine lacks an essential core, giving rise to personal and professional politics—and catastrophes. Patients may be relying on a system that has veered off course. In dramatic and revealing stories of patients in the operating room and interactions with colleagues, Ronald W. Dworkin traces his path from medical school to anesthesiology residency to his early years in private practice, with the experiences of his father and grandfather, also doctors, hovering overhead, in his quest to answer the question: What is a Doctor? Sometimes funny, sometimes scary, sometimes poignant, the story of what it means to be a doctor in today’s medical setting comes to life, as Dworkin outlines the contours, the challenges and rewards, of modern medicine, and how it must be rescued in order to preserve the profession and protect patients from disasters.


Heirs of General Practice

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ISBN: 9780374708528
Release Date: 2011-04-01
Number of pages: 132
Author: John McPhee
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Download and read online Heirs of General Practice in PDF and EPUB Heirs of General Practice is a frieze of glimpses of young doctors with patients of every age—about a dozen physicians in all, who belong to the new medical specialty called family practice. They are people who have addressed themselves to a need for a unifying generalism in a world that has become greatly subdivided by specialization, physicians who work with the "unquantifiable idea that a doctor who treats your grandmother, your father, your niece, and your daughter will be more adroit in treating you." These young men and women are seen in their examining rooms in various rural communities in Maine, but Maine is only the example. Their medical objectives, their successes, the professional obstacles they do and do not overcome are representative of any place family practitioners are working. While essential medical background is provided, McPhee's masterful approach to a trend significant to all of us is replete with affecting, and often amusing, stories about both doctors and their charges.


Wischnitzer s Residency Manual

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ISBN: 9781139455459
Release Date: 2006-06-26
Number of pages:
Author: Saul Wischnitzer
Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Download and read online Wischnitzer s Residency Manual in PDF and EPUB 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.


The Future of Nursing

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ISBN: 9780309158237
Release Date: 2011-02-08
Number of pages: 620
Author: Committee on the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Initiative on the Future of Nursing, at the Institute of Medicine
Publisher: National Academies Press

Download and read online The Future of Nursing in PDF and EPUB The Future of Nursing explores how nurses' roles, responsibilities, and education should change significantly to meet the increased demand for care that will be created by health care reform and to advance improvements in America's increasingly complex health system. At more than 3 million in number, nurses make up the single largest segment of the health care work force. They also spend the greatest amount of time in delivering patient care as a profession. Nurses therefore have valuable insights and unique abilities to contribute as partners with other health care professionals in improving the quality and safety of care as envisioned in the Affordable Care Act (ACA) enacted this year. Nurses should be fully engaged with other health professionals and assume leadership roles in redesigning care in the United States. To ensure its members are well-prepared, the profession should institute residency training for nurses, increase the percentage of nurses who attain a bachelor's degree to 80 percent by 2020, and double the number who pursue doctorates. Furthermore, regulatory and institutional obstacles -- including limits on nurses' scope of practice -- should be removed so that the health system can reap the full benefit of nurses' training, skills, and knowledge in patient care. In this book, the Institute of Medicine makes recommendations for an action-oriented blueprint for the future of nursing.


The House of God

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ISBN: 1101460881
Release Date: 2010-09-07
Number of pages: 400
Author: Samuel Shem
Publisher: Penguin

Download and read online The House of God in PDF and EPUB By turns heartbreaking, hilarious, and utterly human, The House of God is a mesmerizing and provocative novel about Roy Basch and five of his fellow interns at the most renowned teaching hospital in the country. Struggling with grueling hours and sudden life-and-death responsibilities, Basch and his colleagues, under the leadership of their rule-breaking senior resident known only as the Fat Man, must learn not only how to be fine doctors but, eventually, good human beings. A phenomenon ever since it was published, The House of God was the first unvarnished, unglorified, and uncensored portrait of what training to become a doctor is truly like, in all its terror, exhaustion and black comedy. With more than two million copies sold worldwide, it has been hailed as one of the most important medical novels ever written. With an introduction by John Updike From the Trade Paperback edition.


Decision Cases for Advanced Social Work Practice

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ISBN: 9780231536486
Release Date: 2013-11-19
Number of pages: 224
Author: Terry A. Wolfer
Publisher: Columbia University Press

Download and read online Decision Cases for Advanced Social Work Practice in PDF and EPUB These fifteen cases take place in child welfare, mental health, hospital, hospice, domestic violence, refugee resettlement, veterans' administration, and school settings and reflect individual, family, group, and supervised social work practice. They confront common ethical and treatment issues and raise issues regarding practice interventions, programs, policies, and laws. Cases represent open-ended situations, encouraging students to apply knowledge from across the social work curriculum to develop problem-solving and critical-thinking skills. An instructor's manual is available on the press's website.


The Quality of Medical Care

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ISBN: 9781428922648
Release Date: 1988
Number of pages: 32
Author:
Publisher: DIANE Publishing

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