Med School Confidential: A Complete Guide to the Medical School Experience: By Students, for Students
Robert H. Miller
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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.
commitment required to prepare properly. There will be countless times when you don’t feel like studying but know you should. There will be concepts that you tell yourself you understand, but you know you really don’t. These are the times to redouble your efforts and make sure you stay dedicated to the mission. As you take and critically evaluate more and more practice tests, you should see a gradual but steady improvement in your practice test scores. During my senior year I studied using a
institutions. Typically, you will solicit four to six letters and ask the writers to send them directly to your premed committee. As discussed above, the committee will, in turn, review the letters and your academic record and then write a cover letter of recommendation. They will then send all the letters directly to the schools you’re applying to. If your school does not provide a premed committee or if you have been out of school for some time, you may elect to hire a commercial service such
framework you’ve developed in Anatomy and Physiology, you will be impressed by the perspective it yields about the molecular underpinnings of who we are and how we work. As you will discover, our most complex thoughts and creative moves are, in fact, simply the end result of some insanely dynamic and well-orchestrated chemical reactions. As we’ve said before, getting this perspective on the knowledge you are acquiring is critical to your success in med school. You need to see and understand how
and how wonderfully symbiotic your working relationship can be. Treat your team members with ultimate respect and be open to learning from them. Many, if not most, have been doing this for much longer than you have. Consider their perspective and insights. KEEPING PERSPECTIVE AND DEVELOPING YOUR CLINICAL PERSONA As with every stage of your medical training, it will be challenging at times to maintain your balance and perspective during your clinical rotations. In many ways, though, this
choices you know in your heart are not wise, seek help immediately. Depression, substance abuse, and other self-destructive behaviors are not uncommon among interns. Just as in medical school, there are people and programs available in your residency, in your hospital, and in your community to help you overcome these hurdles and get back to that track you set yourself on originally. Have the courage to admit you need help and address any issues as soon as you can, before they become unmanageable