The Ultimate Guide to Choosing a Medical Specialty
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The Ultimate Guide to Choosing a Medical Specialty

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Here is the first medical-specialty selection guide written by a resident for students. Readers will find an inside look at the issues surrounding medical specialty selection, blending firsthand knowledge with useful facts and statistics. The author includes invaluable insights from his personal experience, candid reports from current residents, and a wealth of research. T...more
Paperback, Lange Medical Book, 485 pages
Published May 2nd 2007 by McGraw-Hill Medical Publishing (first published 2003)
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Ali Sallam
"ما التخصص الذي ترغب فيه؟"

سؤال جميع طلبة طب ...
البعض إجابته جاهزة قبل ما يدخل الكلية ،
وكتير اجاباتهم ( والله ما اعرف ) ..
سؤال بيشغل فكر الكل ولو بدرجات متفاوتة ،

وقع تحت ايدي الكتاب الممتاز ده :
The ultimate guide to choosing a medical specialty
أو الدليل النهائي لاختيار التخصص الطبي لمؤلفه الدكتور برايان ..
كان وقتها طبيب تخدير مقيم بمستشفيات شيكاغو بولاية إلينوي في أمريكا
وحب يشاركنا خبرته في الإجابة عن السؤال اللي شغل بالنا، و شغل باله أيضا زي ما قال في مقدمة كتابه : "منذ ثلاث سنوات كنت طالبا حائر...more
الكتاب رائع و مفيد و ساعدني شخصيا ولله الحمد و بالرغم انه لا يشتمل على جميع التخصصات_ و ﻻ التخصص الدي ارغب به_ الا انه يعطي فكره عن الاشياء التي يجب ان تأخذ بعين الاعتبار عند اختيار التخصص

Part 1 was the most useful; however, it was less comprehensive than I thought, and I personally believe that it could be better presented in a more interactive way (e.g. check list tables and such that could be filled by the reader).

Part 2 has some very useful data regarding each specialty, but I found it a bit repetitive. It would be better if comparison diagrams or tables were made to highlight the differences between the surgical subspecialties. And also similarly for medical and subclinical...more
Unfortunately, it's written only for Us students , focusing too much on life style , sallary and so on of any speciality rather than explaining what a speciality about , what is the doctor role and how both could match ..

Maybe the only useful info is the part talking about choosing a speciality based on one's personality type ..
Jul 29, 2011 Brad rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: medical students trying to figure out what they want to do
This was a pretty good and helpful book, but its helpfulness was somewhat mitigated by the fact that a lot of the data for it is nearly 10 years old. It is still useful, and provided me with some good insight into different specialties and the kinds of things that each type of doctor can do. Part II, which is a series of chapters about each specialty, associated subspecialties, and what the training is like, was the most helpful part.

Now I need to go look up more recent Match statistics and medi...more
Fatimah Alruwaii
Great book if you are thinking about one specialty. Yet, not that much useful for confused interns with many specialities to decide.
Part 1 was really helpful and informative.I also found it more enjoyable. Part 2 was all about encouraging one to go for the specialty in mind.
I loved the book anyways.
Mohammad Najjari
It's a great idea to write such a book and it is the only point in my life time i could get benefit of such a book when i'm about to choose my specialty in medicine.
The book was very helping but a little bit over detailed and long.
Muy bueno! Me ayudo a reducir mis opciones :D
Hashem Taher
Amazing book , this is what you need in choosing specialty
Amr Magdi
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