The Ultimate Guide to Choosing a Medical Specialty

 

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The Ultimate Guide to Choosing a Medical Specialty by Brian Freeman is a book the gives the reader a thorough insight regarding certain issues that a medical student encounters when facing the dilemma of choosing a specialty. It is filled with information that came from first-hand data, supported by commentaries coming from medical professionals themselves and the author as well. In addition, the reader is given previews regarding the areas that they can choose from. Some of these sections are written specifically by professionals who practice those specialties. Also, each specialty is described in a very easy and understandable way. And aside from the medical specialties, residency applications and their accompanying matching processes are also provided to the readers.

PROS

The readers will like how the book is divided into two parts that gives the readers options to read specifically on the issues that concern his preferred medical specialty and select some specialty profiles for the twenty major specialties. In addition, they will gain additional knowledge about the updated salaries, employment date and match statistics pertinent to the medical specialties. Those who are still contemplating on what to pursue in the field of medicine will find the book very helpful and descriptive. Another interesting feature of the book is that it matches the skills of a person with a specialty that is almost a perfect match to it.

CONS

Some people who are looking for the pros and cons of each medical specialty may become disappointed as these features are not found on the book. Also, those who are just starting their journey in studying medicine may find the book too overwhelming for them. Some people who have already read the book think that the book is not as objective as they have hoped it will be. Furthermore, they have wanted to read something special or unique to each medical specialty.