So You Want to Be a Doctor?: Official Know-It All Guide
So You Want to Be a Doctor? is a practical, how-to guide about becoming a medical doctor from an insider’s perspective. It addresses all the strategies needed to succeed as a medical school candidate, and then goes a step further than any other admissions guide on the market today to provide a glimpse of life as a medical student and intern through real-world experiences. It provides a thorough explanation of the different medical fields, and explores issues such as lifestyle, salary, and competition for residency and fellowship positions for each specialty. It outlines options for nontraditional students seeking a medical career, namely older candidates, ethnic minorities, economically disadvantaged students, and members of the armed forces. It also includes a section on Canadian, foreign, and osteopathic medical schools as alternatives to obtaining an American medical degree. In short, it describes the complete journey from thinking about a career in medicine to qualifying as a licensed MD.