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.
This resource delivers an insider's look into the complex issues surrounding this important decision. Supported by first-hand knowledge, useful facts and statistics - plus the author's personal experience and gut-level reports from current students.
Specific evidence-based advice to maximize your chances of a successful match. Who actually chooses the residents? What do these decision makers care about? How can you convince them that you would be the right resident for their program?
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, and the "Must/Want" Analysis provides a way to rank residency program selections.