Med School Rx : Getting in, Getting Through, and Getting on with Doctoring

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  • Copyright: 2009-06-02
  • Publisher: Kaplan Publishing
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This is the essential reference for the complete medical school experience, by a professional medical educator who wants students of the future to set a new standard for 21st century doctoring. After reading Med School Rx, prospective students will understand what the admissions committees, professors, examiners and educators that stand between them and an MD are looking for, what they expect of them as future physicians, and how they can get the most out of the programs they offer. Med School Rx also demystifies the intense learning curve of medical science and national board exams. Students are paying enormous tuition not just for more education, but for powerful career training. This book explains how students can mold their medical school education into myriad possibilities and do not have to follow the traditional path.

Author Biography

Walter C. Hartwig, PhD, a professional medical educator in the San Francisco Bay Area, has advised thousands of prospective and current medical students on the road into, through, and beyond medical school. He has authored numerous research publications and a recent textbook, Fundamental Anatomy. Dr. Hartwig graduated summa cum laude from the University of Missouri before completing a PhD at the University of California, Berkeley. He is currently a full professor and department chair of basic medical sciences at Touro University in California.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. vii
Becoming A Doctor-What Does It Mean?
Is Medicine Right for You?p. 3
The State of Medicine in the United Statesp. 9
Getting In
Getting Ready for Medical Schoolp. 39
The MCATp. 55
Premed FAQsp. 69
Choosing Schoolsp. 79
Building the Right Applicationp. 99
Writing the Right Personal Essayp. 117
The Interviewp. 125
Advice for the Older Applicantp. 135
Allopathic, Osteopathic, or Both?p. 139
Admissions from the Medical School Perspectivep. 145
Making Your Final Decisionp. 153
Getting Through
Financially Preparing for Medical Schoolp. 163
Understanding the Curriculump. 187
Transferring Medical Schoolsp. 223
Board Examsp. 233
Clinical Clerkshipsp. 247
Getting On
The Path to Internship and Residencyp. 277
Acknowledgmentsp. 311
Resourcesp. 313
Indexp. 319
About the Authorp. 325
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