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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
Nov 09, 2012 Ali Sallam rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
"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
Feb 11, 2017 Lid rated it liked it
I expected to find not just overall information, but also statistical results and detailed evaluation of each trait that defines one's specialty and also more sincere opinions, pros and cons, from various practitioners regarding their field. All in all, it's not bad for beginners.
Mar 08, 2013 Ahmed rated it liked it
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
Dec 15, 2013 Osan rated it really liked it
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

Mar 02, 2010 Brad rated it liked it
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
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.
Jan 05, 2015 Caroline rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed the very comprehensive look at a good many medical specialties; their salaries, rates for job growth, a very detailed profile on each specialty and my personal favorite: a Meyers-Brigg portion!
I think this book would be very helpful for anyone trying to decide which field of medicine was right for them!
Jul 08, 2014 آيـــــة rated it liked it
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 ..
Mohammad Najjari
Aug 13, 2010 Mohammad Najjari rated it really liked it
Shelves: medicine
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.
Sep 17, 2014 Erick rated it liked it
Great book. The first part was intriguing, and those reviews of each specialty are excellent. The only shame is that it thouroughly focuses on USA medicine programs and residencies. Still, is an interesting choice for anyone in the field of medicine.
Hiba M.D
Oct 13, 2014 Hiba M.D rated it really liked it
"الدليل الأمثل لاختيار اختصاصك الطبي" من افضل الكتب التي قرأتها،استفدت منه في المجالات التي تهمني،انصح كل طبيب فيه.
Dec 17, 2012 Gabriel rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: non-fiction
A fairly good guide but inappropriate for my country but at least you can extract some informations from it that can help you to make a decision for your future career.
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Muy bueno! Me ayudo a reducir mis opciones :D
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