On Becoming a Doctor: The Truth about Medical School, Residency, and Beyond (Paperback)

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A broad overview for anyone considering a career in medicine, On Becoming a Doctor brings you the experiences of real doctors in a variety of fields to teach you what to expect in medical school and beyond.

Becoming a doctor is so much more than MCAT prep, living through med school, then getting the perfect residency. Medical students also need to prepare for 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 to practice. But with the right guide, you can make informed choices each step of the way.

This Essential Insider Advice Reveals: Costs of medical schoolUps and downs of working with insurance companiesEducational, physical, and emotional realities of the journeyExperiences from doctors in many different specialtiesChallenges of working with other doctors and the administration

On Becoming a Doctor gives you the opportunity to shadow a variety of professionals and gain insight into the joys and challenges of their careers in medicine.

A perfect graduation gift for any aspiring medical professional

About the Author

Tania Heller is an MD and a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics, educated in South Africa and trained at Georgetown. She has worked in a variety of types of medicine and has more than 20 years of experience as a doctor. She lives and practices in Bethesda, Maryland.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781402220135
ISBN-10: 1402220138
Publisher: Sourcebooks
Publication Date: December 1st, 2009
Pages: 224
Language: English