Careers in Medicine, 3rd ed. (Careers in… Series) by Terence Sacks

By Terence Sacks

Your prescription for a thriving occupation in medicine!

Careers in medication are greatly worthwhile; they are additionally fiercely aggressive. on the way to compete, you want to commence with a transparent plan: what is going to you concentrate on? the place will you visit med tuition? how can you finance it?

Careers in Medicine has the solutions. right here, you will discover the entire info you want to discover a pleasant and safe task doing what you're keen on. even if your pursuits lie in emergency paintings, inner most perform, or taking good care of the aged, this advisor may also help you:

  • Clearly comprehend your a variety of profession recommendations
  • Key in at the forte such a lot fitted to you--from pediatrics to geriatrics to osteopathy
  • understand what to anticipate for those who commence
  • Find the schooling and coaching you have to to stick prior to the contest
  • Familiarize your self with present salaries, merits, and the easiest task clients

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National Health Service Corps Scholarship Recipients receive tuition, fees, books, supplies, and a monthly stipend for up to four years. ) or osteopathic medical school. For information contact: NHSC Scholarship Program 2070 Chain Bridge Road, Suite 450 Vienna, VA 22182-2536 1-800-221-9393 Armed Forces Health Professions Scholarship Program Provides full support for the medical student while in school in exchange for service in any branch of the military—army, navy, or air force—on graduation. Service is one year for each year of support received, plus participation in postgraduate training programs conducted at a military facility.

And this is a big commitment, without a doubt. Currently residents, as they are known, put in an eighty-hour workweek (and more in many cases) and must be on call (available for duty for twenty-four hours at the very least and up to thirty-six hours at a crack) every third or fourth week. Are you up to meeting the demands of such a workweek? If you cannot truthfully answer yes to the above questions and feel that you are unprepared to meet the huge time or study commitment, then perhaps you would do well to consider some other career, or at the very least to further explore the field before reaching a final decision.

Share an apartment and rides. Work, if you can, while in medical school. This may not be possible, but some jobs, such as a graduate assistantship, can be handled during your off hours and will help pay the bills. • Check out opportunities to house-sit, babysit, or pet-sit. • Put any talents you have in such areas as flower arranging, singing, or playing an instrument into a part-time job for some extra income. THE SCHOOL’S FINANCIAL AID PACKAGE On a par with trimming expenses is reviewing the financial package available from the medical school.

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