First Aid for the Match, Fifth Edition by Tao Le
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Make or break advice on getting into the residency program of your choice

Written by medical students who recently completed the match process

First Aid for the Match is a insider's guide to preparing for and succeeding in the match process. The fifth edition features a new, two-color interior design, the latest statistics and advice on matching in each specialty and major sub-specialty, advice on preparing for the 4th year of medical school, and special considerations for IMGs and residents with young families. A chapter on what to do if you don't match ("the scramble") is also included. Chapters on polishing your CV and writing stellar application essays, plus tips on "wowing" them during the interview, will help you map your career path and plan appropriately for success.


Statistics and advice on matching in all major specialties and now--NEW!--major sub-specialties Includes perspectives by residents/fellows about each sub-specialty and why/how they chose it, what their thought process was in choosing it, the attractions and challenges of the field, the future of the field, etc. Application and interview tips, including expanded section on interview questions to include more questions for all interviews, as well as for each specialty. Added examples of difficult or unexpected questions and examples of good ways to think about answering certain questions and things to avoid saying Exapnded section of CVs and high-impact personal statements with real examples and advice on what not to do. Advice for international medical graduates and residents with young families
Advice on travelling to interviews, with new ideas and tips for travel/lodging, and useful websites Comprehensive guide to the match and planning for match success. Although some information is available on the internet (some not reliable), this book gathers it all in one place and adds valuable insider information and advice.

The content you need to get the match you want:

The Match, Setting Up The Fourth Year, Choosing and Matching in Your Specialty, Weighing Your Options, What If I Can't Decide?; Your Specialty and the Match, Transitional-Year Program, Anesthesiology, Dermatology, Emergency Medicine, Family Practice, Internal Medicine & Medical Sub-Specialties, Med-Peds, Neurology, Neurosurgery, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Ophthalmology, Orthopaedics, Otolaryngology, Pathology, Pediatrics & Pediatric Sub-Specialties, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Psychiatry, Radiology, Radiation Oncology, Surgery & Surgical Sub-Specialties, Urology, IMGs and the Match Process, Getting Residency Information and Applications, The Application, The CV, The Personal Statement, Gearing Up For Interviews, Interview Day, The Rank List and Match Day, After The Match, Appendix A: Worksheets for Application Requirements, Appendix B: Program Evaluation Worksheet, Appendix C: Recommended Resources, About the Authors


About Tao Le

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Tao Le, MD, MHS is Assistant Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics in the Division of Allergy and Clinical Immunology at The University of Louisville. He is the founder of USMLE, an online subscription database of USMLE review questions. Vikas Bhushan, MD practices diagnostic radiology. Mae Sheikh-Ali, MD is an international medical graduate who went to medical school at Damascus University School of Medicine in Syria and completed her residency in Internal Medicine at Drexel University College of Medicine. She is a Fellow in endocrinology at The Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida. Fadi Abu Shahin, MD is a distinguished graduate of Damascus University School of Medicine in Syria. He subsequently moved to the US and worked in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Yale University as a post-doctoral fellow and completed his residency in Ob/Gyn at Yale, where he was Chief Resident. He is a Fellow in gynecologic oncology at The Cleveland Clinic.
Published August 3, 2010 by McGraw-Hill Medical. 329 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Professional & Technical, Health, Fitness & Dieting. Non-fiction

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