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Medical School

On Becoming a Doctor

ISBN: 9781402220135

By: Tania Heller

Published: December 2009

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Everything They Don't Tell You, Everything You Need to Know

Becoming a doctor is so much more than acing your MCATs, living through med school, then getting the perfect residency. It is a career that demands long hours on little to no sleep, constant continuing education, and a tough decision about which of the many types of medicine you want to practice. But with the right guide, you can make the right choices each step of the way.

On Becoming a Doctor calmly and thoroughly walks you through each academic, physical, and emotional step you'll take on your way to a successful career in medicine, and it includes interviews with many different specialists to help you choose a medical path.

This Essential Insider Advice Will Show You:
Financing all of the costs of medical school
The ups and downs of working with insurance companies
Perspectives on a variety of medical fields
The educational, physical, and emotional realities of the journey
Interviews with doctors in many different specialties
Working with other doctors and the administration

On Becoming a Doctor covers everything you need to know about medical school, residency, specialization, and practice.

About the Author

Tania Heller

Tania Heller is an MD and a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics, educated in South Africa and trained at Georgetown. She has worked in a variety of types of medicine and has more than 20 years of experience as a doctor. She lives and practices in Bethesda, Maryland.

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Format: Paperback

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Length: 9 in
Width: 6 in
Weight: 10.80 oz
Page Count: 224 pages

Excerpt

Excerpt from Chapter 1: Introduction

As a student planning to enter medical school, you probably expect to take subjects that are at a far greater level of difficulty and

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