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

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  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2011-05-03
  • Publisher: Kaplan Publishing
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What prospective medical students can expect before, during, and after medical school.Each year more and more people are entering medical school, yet many have little or no idea on how to get the most out of the programs offered. Students can now turn toMed School Rx, which will take them inside the minds of the admissions personnel, professors, examiners, and educators whom they will meet along their medical school journey.Written by Walter Carl Hartwig, a professional medical educator,Med School Rxis the essential reference guide for a comprehensive view of the medical school experience. Written from an insiderrs"s perspective,Med School Rxteaches prospective students how to navigate medical school. Through Hartwigrs"s advice, students will discover how to improve their chances of gaining admission, how to be more successful as medical students, how to demystify the intense learning curve of medical science, and how to successfully transition from student to resident.

Author Biography

Walter C. Hartwig, PHD, is Assistant Dean of Clinical Education at Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine in northern California. He is also Professor of Anatomy and the former Chair of the Department of Basic Medical Sciences. 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.

Table of Contents

Preface to the Second Editionp. vii
Introductionp. ix
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
Starting Your Path to 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
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. 323
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