The Ultimate Guide to Choosing a Medical Specialty, Third Edition by Brian FreemanThe Ultimate Guide to Choosing a Medical Specialty, Third Edition by Brian Freeman

The Ultimate Guide to Choosing a Medical Specialty, Third Edition

byBrian Freeman

Paperback | August 14, 2012

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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.


  • 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
Title:The Ultimate Guide to Choosing a Medical Specialty, Third EditionFormat:PaperbackDimensions:9 × 6.1 × 1.1 inPublished:August 14, 2012Publisher:McGraw-Hill EducationLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0071790276

ISBN - 13:9780071790277

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Table of Contents

Part 1 Planning Your Medical Career
1. Choosing a Medical Specialty: The Most Difficult Decision of Your Career
2. The Specialization of Medicine
3. Ten Factors to Consider in Specialty Selection
4. Personality Assessment: Are You My Type
5. Finding the Perfect Specialty
6. Special Considerations for Women
7. Combined Residency Programs
8. Options for the Undecided Medical Student
9. Applying for Residency: An Overview of the Match Process
10. Love and Medicine: The Couples Match
11. Top Secret! The Ultimate Guide to Your Successful Match
12.Your Medical Career Beyond Residency
Part 2. Specialty Profiles
13. Anesthesiology
14. Dermatology
15. Emergency Medicine
16. Family Medicine
17. General Surgery
18. Internal Medicine
19. Neurology
20. Neurosurgery
21. Obstetrics & Gynecology
22. Ophthalmology
23. Orthopedic Surgery
25. Pathology
26. Pediatrics
27. Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
28. Plastic Surgery
29. Psychiatry
30. Radiation Oncology
31. Radiology
32. Urology
Appendices: Internet Resources Guide