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Med School Confidential: A Complete Guide to the Medical School Experience: By Students, for Students

3.98 of 5 stars 3.98  ·  rating details  ·  243 ratings  ·  23 reviews
Med School Confidential uses the same chronological format and mentor-based system that have made Law School Confidential and Business School Confidential such treasured and popular guides. It takes the reader step-by-step through the entire med school process--from thinking about, applying to, and choosing a medical school and program, through the four-year curriculum, in ...more
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Published April 1st 2007 by St. Martin's Griffin (first published July 25th 2006)
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Savannah Darling
As someone who is considering a career change to medicine, this was exactly the first book I needed to read. This book takes you through the whole process of becoming a doctor, from emerging thoughts of becoming a pre-med student to finishing your residency. Although the latter parts may be far, far away in my future, I read through the entire book, and I think I got a much clearer picture of the process and various stresses I will be put through. Overall, after reading Med School Confidential, ...more
Aug 07, 2008 Brad rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: anyone pre-med or thinking of doing so.
Recommended to Brad by: a fellow pre-med college student.
This book is a fabulous resource for those who are considering a career in medicine or for those who have already begun the preparations. It covers everything from choosing medicine as a vocation to finishing up residency and includes a lot of advice from other residents who were in the reader's shoes not long ago. The book also includes a section written by the wife of an MD to the spouses, families and other loved ones of the potential doctor.

The book is a powerhouse of information and a prett
Kaitlyn Ricci
This is a great book for someone considering medical school, already going to medical school, or someone who's friend or loved-one is headed in that direction. It certainly doesn't sugar coat the med school experience, but it doesn't seem to be too pessimistic either. Instead, it seems to offer an honest guide to the tough path to (and through) medical school. Definitely something I plan to refer to again and again throughout my journey!
I was born to be a doctor, it's my calling!. I want to be a doctor because it's so prestigious and you make the bucks or my grandpa and dad are well known surgeons or I'm a straight A student. Although these reasons may seem valid, the reality is that they are not. KNOW Yourself and examine thoroughly the reasons you are choosing this career before you embark in this humble,not so fancy journey. It's not that simple. The truth is medical school is not for everyone. (no matter what your intention ...more
Nov 11, 2011 Alexa rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Pre-Medical Majors, Medical Students, Doctors, Nurses, Family/Friends of Medical Students
Are you considering medical school, being a doctor, or are you just plain interested in medicine? Read this book.
It will quell many of your fears, as well as add to your current list of anticipated fears.
The book takes you through the entire process of driving on the path to a medical career, from finding the right car to maneuver techniques for dangerous situations. The most valuable bit of owning this book is that it can become one of your medical bibles (other than your review books and textb
This book is amazing!!! Really helpful and eye opening, whether you are a high school/ college student considering medicine, or a medical student going through medical school. Even if you have family, a friend or a loved who is in medicine, this book is for you. It helps you understand what really is expected from medical students/ physicianship. Gives you the BEST tips i've seen so far, from what you need for MCAT to how to survive medical school (how it's like...). And this is all from reading ...more
This is a great book to guide anyone interested in the application process for medical school, how to apply with the highest chances of success, and how to endure the program itself, from medical student to resident.
I actually learned a few things from this book like resources I can utilise that I wasn't aware of. It also broke down the med school process and it was nice to be better acquainted with that. I will definitely hold on to this book and re-read the parts that pertain to what I'm going through.
This is a good book for medical students, because it tells them about what you have to do when you become a doctor, with 5 years of studying. Not just the money part. It is well described and written, but for a thirteen year old it is a little toooo much of pressure (complicated words etc.)
Really great guide. Deals with some of the feelings, and questions that arise, but kind of deals with it as it comes, which is great. Suggest it for anyone going through the process (whatever stage), or anyone you know who is. Another great gift from my brother. :)
Megan Wood
An excellent overview of what going to med school would really be like. I'm currently completing my undergrad in Nursing and have seriously considered going into Medicine afterwards. This book really lays everything out so that you know what to expect.
Jill Valentine
Useful for anyone serious about entering the profession- it is straightforward and provides clear and good advice as far as I can tell...probably extremely boring and useless for anyone not on this path, though.
Overall, an informative book that gave me a broad overview of med education and bits & pieces of advice on other relevant topics.
But I didn’t like the arrogant, hyped-up “med school is so great” tone.
Jane Hwang
A lot of information you can find online but what I liked was how the book kept track of me throughout my entire medical school journey from premed to medical school and onwards...
A great overview over the whole four years of med school. Prevents me from asking needlessly stupid questions. And has really great study tips too!
Rebecca Child
it might be time for me to re-read the chapters on actually being a med student now, and look ahead to clinical year rec's & even residency rec's.
Jessica Sideways
The information may be a little out of date but it does give you a nice roadmap through the whole process. ^_^
Gives a good overview of things to expect throughout the process of applying and completing medical school.
A to Z, everything you ever wondered about what it means to even think about going to med school.
Isis Isis
It helped me reconsider my intentions on going to med school. :-) i appreciated this book
Mure Rooble
Absolutely loved it. A great resource to anyone aspiring to go to med school.
This book is fantastic for anyone interested in Medical School.
May 15, 2007 Hy is currently reading it  ·  review of another edition
eek! am I going to med school?
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