In the 2007 Match, over 40% of U.S. senior applicants failed to match with the residency program of their choice. In competitive fields such as dermatology, ophthalmology, plastic surgery, and urology, over 30% of U.S. senior applicants failed to match at all. The numbers are significantly worse for osteopathic and international medical graduates. In fact, in the 2008 Match, over 5,000 international medical graduates failed to match. Regardless of your chosen specialty, the key to a successful match hinges on the development of a well thought out strategy. This book will show you how to develop the optimal strategy for success. Learn how you can upgrade your credentials, write high-impact personal statements, solicit strong letters of recommendation, shine during interviews, and much more. This book is an invaluable resource to help you gain that extra edge. Featuring discussion of these issues and more, this book will provide you with specific, concrete recommendations that will maximize your chances of achieving the ultimate goal: that of a successful match.
Make or break advice on getting into the residency program of your choice Written by medical students who recently completed the match process First Aid for the Match is a insider's guide to preparing for and succeeding in the match process. The fifth edition features a new, two-color interior design, the latest statistics and advice on matching in each specialty and major sub-specialty, advice on preparing for the 4th year of medical school, and special considerations for IMGs and residents with young families. A chapter on what to do if you don't match ("the scramble") is also included. Chapters on polishing your CV and writing stellar application essays, plus tips on "wowing" them during the interview, will help you map your career path and plan appropriately for success. Features Statistics and advice on matching in all major specialties and now--NEW!--major sub-specialties Includes perspectives by residents/fellows about each sub-specialty and why/how they chose it, what their thought process was in choosing it, the attractions and challenges of the field, the future of the field, etc. Application and interview tips, including expanded section on interview questions to include more questions for all interviews, as well as for each specialty. Added examples of difficult or unexpected questions and examples of good ways to think about answering certain questions and things to avoid saying Exapnded section of CVs and high-impact personal statements with real examples and advice on what not to do. Advice for international medical graduates and residents with young families Advice on travelling to interviews, with new ideas and tips for travel/lodging, and useful websites Comprehensive guide to the match and planning for match success. Although some information is available on the internet (some not reliable), this book gathers it all in one place and adds valuable insider information and advice. The content you need to get the match you want: The Match, Setting Up The Fourth Year, Choosing and Matching in Your Specialty, Weighing Your Options, What If I Can't Decide?; Your Specialty and the Match, Transitional-Year Program, Anesthesiology, Dermatology, Emergency Medicine, Family Practice, Internal Medicine & Medical Sub-Specialties, Med-Peds, Neurology, Neurosurgery, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Ophthalmology, Orthopaedics, Otolaryngology, Pathology, Pediatrics & Pediatric Sub-Specialties, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Psychiatry, Radiology, Radiation Oncology, Surgery & Surgical Sub-Specialties, Urology, IMGs and the Match Process, Getting Residency Information and Applications, The Application, The CV, The Personal Statement, Gearing Up For Interviews, Interview Day, The Rank List and Match Day, After The Match, Appendix A: Worksheets for Application Requirements, Appendix B: Program Evaluation Worksheet, Appendix C: Recommended Resources, About the Authors
The book begins as a how-to guide with clerkship-specific templates, along with sample notes and guides, for every aspect of clerkships. The book reviews proven strategies for success in patient care, write-ups, rounds, and other vital areas. Grades in required rotations are the most important academic criteria used to select residents, and this critical year can determine career choices.
What does it take to match into the subspecialty and fellowship program of your choice? Our detailed advice, based on evidence from research in the field and the perspectives of fellowship program directors, will provide you with the insiders' perspective. What are criteria most important to decision-makers? What can you do to have the best possible letters of recommendation written on your behalf? How can you develop a powerful and compelling personal statement? How can you overcome the obstacles of residency to publish research? What can you do to achieve maximum success during the interview? This book shows fellowship applicants how to develop the optimal strategy for success - an invaluable resource to help applicants gain that extra edge.
Heres a practical guide for international medical graduates who want to enter American medical training programs. Written in cooperation with the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) and ACP, The International Medical Graduate's Guide to US Medicine and Residency Training features information and guidance on the application process, residency training in America, certification, and beyond.
THE RESIDENCY INTERVIEW. These words make every applicant nervous. This MedEdits guide provides applicants with insight about the residency interview process as well as a general framework to dramatically improve their confidence on interview day. This book is based on Dr. Jessica Freedman's experience in residency admissions while on faculty at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City and her observations while privately advising residency applicants with MedEdits (www.MedEdits.com). Get practical advice on: 1) How to prepare for your interview 2) What to expect on interview day 3) The different types of interviewers 4) What information you must convey during your interview 5) How to structure your answers and direct your interview 6) What to wear, how to behave on tours, lunches, "night be- fore" gatherings and many other topics
You owe it to yourself to read this book before you choose a medical specialty! The Ultimate Guide to Choosing a Medical Specialty, 3rd edition delivers a well-researched, insider’s look at the complex issues medical students face when choosing a medical specialty. Supported by first-hand knowledge, useful facts and statistics – plus the author’s personal experience and gut-level reports from current residents -- this unique guide provides everything necessary to compare specialties and make a confident decision. The Ultimate Guide to Choosing a Medical Specialty, 3rd edition is divided into two sections: Part 1 Planning Your Medical Career delves into the main issues surrounding the choice of your medical specialty. These twelve chapters provide everything you need to begin making this major decision – from how to research each specialty to how to apply for residency. Part 2 Specialty Profiles features chapters devoted to each of the 20 major specialties. It provides important information such as the latest salary information, employment data, and match statistics. Features: An “insider’s look” at different areas of medicine -- with specialty chapters written by physicians just out of residency training Candid and revealing descriptions of each specialty Profiles of the major specialties, including those to which you may have had little exposure, such as radiation oncology A concise, up-to-date guide to the residency application and matching process A chapter with valuable advice to help you maximize your success in obtaining a residency position in each field Updated to include alternative career paths for MDs, such as laboratory science, the military, MD/MBA, and MD/JD
A one-of-a-kind roadmap for foreign medical graduates seeking positions in the United States. Includes user-friendly advice on obtaining a visa; moving to and living in America; passing the USMLE, CSA, and TOEFL; developing residency survival skills; and practicing medicine successfully in the USA.
Medical school is intense, demanding, and stressful. How can you overcome the challenges to excel? A strong work ethic is important but nowhere near enough. As faculty advisors, we've found that misperceptions about the factors leading to success as a student and in the residency match are shockingly common. Our detailed advice, based on evidence from research in the field and experiences with high-performing students, will provide you a strategy for success. How can you identify if you're at risk for a low USMLE score? How can you boost your performance? What study skills separate the top from the average students? How can you choose a research project and advisor that leads to publication? How can you participate in community service and make meaningful contributions? Why is leadership in medical school important? Utilizing a strong combination of evidence-based advice and insider knowledge, this book will provide you the knowledge and guidance you need to achieve success in medical school.
The competition to get a residency is fierce. In 2013, more than 34,000 residency applicants competed for only 26,392 positions. What can you do to make yourself a more competitive applicant? How To Be an All-Star Residency Match Applicant is a concise and straightforward guide which is perfect for the busy medical student and residency applicant. This book, chock-full of useful tips you can start using during your first year of medical school, aims to demystify the residency admissions process. In this book, you will find easy to follow answers to all of your questions: What should you do to distinguish yourself as a residency applicant How important are extracurricular activities? Which specialties are most competitive? How important are audition electives? Who should write your letters of reference? How do you approach the personal statement and application? How do you show interest in programs? And more.... Written by a former residency admissions officer who has helped hundreds of residency applicants, from a variety of backgrounds, match in to competitive residency programs and specialties, this guide will become an invaluable and go-to resource as you navigate the residency admissions process. Good luck
'Machiavelli has a new rival, and Sun-tzu had better watch his back' - New York Times Robert Greene's laws are now famous: Law 1: Never outshine the master. Law 2: Never put too much trust in friends; learn how to use enemies. Law 3: Conceal your intentions. Law 4: Always say less than necessary. At work, in relationships, on the street or on the 6 o'clock News: the 48 Laws apply everywhere. For anyone with an interest in conquest, self-defence, wealth, power or simply being an educated spectator, The 48 Laws of Power is one of the most useful and entertaining books ever; it 'teaches you how to cheat, dissemble, feign, fight and advance your cause in the modern world.' (Independent on Sunday). Robert Greene will teach you the distilled wisdom of the masters - illustrated through the tactics, triumphs and failures from Elizabeth I to Henry Kissinger on how to get to the top and stay there. Wry, ironic and clever, this is an indispensable and witty guide to power. The perfect gift book for the power-hungry (and who doesn't want power?); this is the Concise Edition of an international bestseller. From the internationally bestselling author of Mastery, The Art Of Seduction, and The 33 Strategies Of War.
Written by students, for students. Gone are the days where multiple residency positions are waiting for you at the end of medical school. Medical school enrollments are increasing, and the number of residency positions remains relatively constant. Whether you will have your eye on a competitive specialty, a geographic location, or certain training program, getting your first choices will be a priority. 40,000 medical students have intelligence, work ethic, and social skills - that's why they're in medical school. Knowing how, where, and when to expend valuable time and energy throughout medical school and the residency match will separate you from the herd. Drawing on the experiences and honest hindsight of 12 medical students who recently matched, Medical School and The Residency Match takes a lighthearted approach to topics that brought strife, mistakes made, and successful choices that served students well. This quick read is here to help optimize your candidacy to give you choices when residency applications roll around. Get answers from students who matched at top programs in 2015: How did an average student match to a top-tier surgical or medical program? How can you maximize your potential without having to work like a robot for 10 hours a day? How best to spend your time off? How to navigate interview season? Where should you schedule away rotations? How to excel during your clerkship year? A few words on Boards...
Orthopedic surgery remains one of the most competitive subspecialties in medicine. This "how- to" guide describes how medical students can achieve their goal of being accepted into an orthopedic residency program and how to thrive once there. This book by Drs. Laith M. Jazrawi, Kenneth A. Egol and Joseph D. Zuckerman is the only book on the market that solely focuses on getting into an orthopedic residency or fellowship training program, excelling once you are there, and maximizing and obtaining the right practice opportunity for you. Providing easy-to-read chapters and quick reference materials, this book is a must-read for anyone interested in the field of musculoskeletal care.
Heart operations today are quite common and relatively low-risk, but in the beginning it was just the opposite. Cardiac operations were reserved for desperately ill patients. The author documents this dramatic transition with profiles of 38 surgeons who were active between 1940 and 1985. The profiles are edited transcripts of interviews videotaped between 1996 and 2004. They tell of the development of new techniques such as the "blue baby operation," the first heart-lung machine, the first artificial heart valve, and the first coronary bypass operation. They also tell the unusual life stories of the surgeons and allude to professional and institutional rivalries. A particularly valuable part of the book is the author's brief history of cardiac surgery, designed to orient the reader for reading the profiles that follow.