Cardiothoracic anesthesiologist and recent med school grad explains what he would've wanted to know from the beginning in order to make the most of med school's opportunities, while staying sane through the gauntlets of applying to and succeeding at med school, residency, fellowship, and starting work as a new physician.
Chronologically covers the key information required to excel during the residency application process - from résumé advice and preparing for the interview and beyond. Written by leading Residency Directors and current residents in the major specialties.
How to Write the Personal Statement will provide insight into how to create and write personal statements that respond to the questions that appear on the applications of many popular graduate schools, whom to approach for letters of recommendation,and how to make the best impression at the interview.
We provide specific evidence-based advice to maximize your chances of a successful match. Who actually chooses the residents? We review the data on the decision makers. What do these decision makers care about? We review the data on the criteria that matter to them. How can you convince them that you would be the right resident for their program? We provide concrete, practical recommendations based on this data.
This book provides information about all the medical specialties, including the difficulty of obtaining a position and the number of available slots. Numerous charts illustrate the specialty selection process, updated URLs provide additional sources of updated information, and the "Must/Want" Analysis provides a way to rank residency program selections.