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Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by E'01, Apr 25, 2002.

  1. E'01

    E'01 1K Member

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    I found the following book to be EXTREMELY helpful. A fried of mine who is a first-year at NJMS highly recommended it to me. The book offers concrete suggestions on how to study succesfully and efficiently in medical school. For some reason, most bookstores do not seem to carry it anymore but it can be ordered at half.com for $3.74 (pick the "like brand new" category) which includes S& H

    The Successful Medical Student
    by John R. Thornborough
     
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    Michelys Senior Member

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    Thanks! I'll have to check that one out <img border="0" title="" alt="[Wink]" src="wink.gif" />
     
  4. shireen

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    i need to learn how to be a good pre-med student first <img border="0" title="" alt="[Wink]" src="wink.gif" />
    seriously...i don't know what my problem is. lately i have been procrastinating and not caring about school and v. depressed about applying to med school.
     
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    Welcome to the club Shireen. Applying blows :mad:
     
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    CANES2006 Miami chica

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    Cheer up Shireen. :) Everyone has to go through this process. It sucks, but remember there is a light at the end of the tunnel. There are going to be times when the light is so dim that you wonder if it is there at all, but it is. My only advice is to keep your chin up sweety. You're doing fine. :D
    Cane
     
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    I liked "Body of Knowledge, A semester of Gross Anatomy". Forgot the author.
     
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    souljah1 Attending

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    Here's another good one for med school.

    ---Iserson's Getting into a Residency---

    It has a lot of good advice as to how to go about each of the four years, how to think about specialties, how to apply to residency, when to do research, mentors, letters of rec (again),etc..I've only browsed it, but I am looking forward to reading it before medical school starts in August.

    And for the liberal arts approach...Arrowsmith..
     
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    E'01 1K Member

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    </font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by Resident Alien:
    <strong>I liked "Body of Knowledge, A semester of Gross Anatomy". Forgot the author.</strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">The author followed students at NJMS right? That was a good book. The author is Steve Giegerich for those who are interested

    Thanks Souljah for listing that one - I just finished reading a book called Life after medical school. The autho interviewed 32 doctors in different specialties and other health-related areas such as policy and administration. It wasn't a how-to guide book though but it was still pretty insightful.

    Robert Marion, MD is also a great author (The Intern Blues is one of his)
     
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    You got it, E'01 :)
     
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    finished House of God on the plane back from spring break. reading Arrowsmith now.

    anything else a premed should read not already mentioned?
     
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    I dunno about the "successful medical student" one... a friend of mine gave me a copy and i find it a little depressing and overly dramatic. Like they say "there maybe time for spontaneity if you plan well" (oxymoronic?). Kinda scary- the authors make it sound like you can't do anything else. For example, they say you can, if you plan well, have 5-7 hours of leisure time a week. For me that's 4 trips to the gym! And i lift 5 times a week! --Trek
     
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    I agree with souljah1. Isersons is great. Provides tons of info on specialties and the whole process of getting into residency from day 1 in medical school.
     
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    i bought the book. it was recommended to me by some MCW students.

    it's a must have in my mind.

    </font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by souljah1:
    <strong>Here's another good one for med school.

    ---Iserson's Getting into a Residency---

    It has a lot of good advice as to how to go about each of the four years, how to think about specialties, how to apply to residency, when to do research, mentors, letters of rec (again),etc..I've only browsed it, but I am looking forward to reading it before medical school starts in August.

    And for the liberal arts approach...Arrowsmith..</strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">
     
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    hahaha...

    my boss is the person who "hyper hooper" was molded after in "house of god". he was classmates with the guy who wrote that book
     
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    The House of God is one perverted book. Trek - I also got a little scared after reading that book. BUT at least it gave concrete tips on how to do well. All i've been hearing from everyone else is that you just have to chug through first year...
     
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    Here are two books you guys might find enjoyable and informative.
    1. The Intern Blues by Robert Marion, M.D.
    It's about the struggles and experiences three interns face. It's like three diaries in one book. Very, very good.
    2. White Coat-Becoming a doctor at Harvard Medical School by Ellen Rotham, M.D.
    It's also a diary/biography of a woman in her medical school years.

    Both are great picks. Marion also has a book-Learning to Play God but I haven't read it yet.
    HAPPY READING!!!
     

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