Success in Medical School: Insider Advice for the Preclinical Years
"Early in my medical training I diligently sought to make the most use of my time, yet found that there were countless resources available that were filled with suggestions on how to maximize productivity and help me to achieve my short and long term professional goals. In an attempt to save a fellow or prospective student time, this book has everything you need to be successful and it is very well written - it is well worth reading cover to cover and as a reference when specific questions about training come up."
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Medical school is intense, demanding, and stressful. How can you overcome the challenges to excel?
How can you make the most of your preclinical years to build a strong foundation for your career as a physician? What do you need to do as a preclinical student to maximize your chances of matching with the specialty and residency program of your choice?
To succeed in medical school, you will obviously have to work hard. Although a strong work ethic is important, it is nowhere near enough. As faculty advisors, we've found that misperceptions about the factors leading to success as a student and in the residency match are shockingly common. Our detailed advice, based on evidence from research in the field and experiences with high-performing students, will provide you a strategy for success.
How can you identify if you're at risk for a low USMLE score? How can you boost your performance? What study skills separate the top from the average students? How can you choose a research project and advisor that leads to publication? How can you participate in community service and make meaningful contributions? Why is leadership in medical school important?
Matching with a competitive specialty requires strategic planning early in medical school. What early decisions can students make to maximize match success?
Utilizing a strong combination of evidence-based advice and insider knowledge, this book will provide you the knowledge and guidance you need to achieve success in medical school.