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Guide to Medical and Dental Schools

ISBN-10: 0764120417

ISBN-13: 9780764120411

Edition: 10th 2003

Authors: Saul Wischnitzer, Edith Wischnitzer

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Newly updated with the latest facts and figures, this school directory and guidance manual presents profiles of all accredited medical, dental, and osteopathic schools in the United States and Canada. It also includes a full-length model Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) with answers, and selected questions with answers from recent Dental College Admission Tests (DAT). The authors offer advice on when and where to apply to dental and medical schools, information on assessing ones chances for acceptance at the schools, plus test-taking tips for students preparing to take the MCAT or DAT. This new edition includes a substantial number of sample essays for medical school applications and a new special section dedicated to high school students who are considering a medical or dental career.
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Book details

List price: $18.95
Edition: 10th
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Barron's Educational Series, Incorporated
Publication date: 5/1/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 624
Size: 8.00" wide x 11.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.244
Language: English

List of Tablesp. ix
List of Sample Documentsp. ix
Acknowledgments and Dedicationp. x
Prefacep. xi
Abbreviationsp. xiv
Medicinep. 1
Medicine as a Careerp. 3
On being a physicianp. 3
Why study medicine?p. 3
Historical overviewp. 4
The need for physiciansp. 5
Physician supply: current debatep. 6
Desirable attributes for a medical careerp. 7
The challenge to becoming a physicianp. 9
Preparing for Collegep. 11
High school: an overviewp. 11
Program of studiesp. 11
Selecting a collegep. 12
Getting into collegep. 13
The essay: your personal statementp. 16
Extracurricular activitiesp. 20
The interviewp. 21
Recommendationsp. 22
Preparing for Medical Schoolp. 24
Program of studiesp. 24
Succeeding in collegep. 29
Extracurricular and summer activitiesp. 43
The premedical advisor and/or committeep. 47
Postbaccalaureate programsp. 50
Humanistic aspects of premedical educationp. 56
Applying to Medical Schoolp. 64
General considerationsp. 64
Selection factorsp. 67
The application processp. 73
Recommendationsp. 80
The interviewp. 82
The selection processp. 89
Acceptancep. 91
Ranking of medical schoolsp. 94
Rejectionp. 94
Special educational programsp. 100
Canadian medical schoolsp. 105
The admission process: timetablep. 105
The Medical College Admission Test (MCAT)p. 106
Overview of the MCATp. 106
Importance of the MCATp. 107
Contents of the MCATp. 108
Preparing for the MCATp. 111
Reference data for model testp. 116
Model MCATp. 123
Scoring of the MCATp. 188
Scoring your model MCAT performancep. 188
Medical Schoolsp. 190
Basic data on medical schoolsp. 190
Medical School Profilesp. 214
In-depth medical school profilesp. 214
Opportunities for Womenp. 365
Historical overviewp. 365
Women's health issuesp. 366
Medicine: a career for womenp. 367
Doors are openp. 368
Admission to medical schoolp. 368
The woman physician: a status reportp. 368
Unique challenges for women in medicinep. 372
Financial aid and support sourcesp. 373
Opportunities for Minoritiesp. 374
Minorities in medicine: historical perspectivep. 374
Doors are open for minoritiesp. 374
Admission of minorities: a status reportp. 375
Current challengesp. 378
Financial aid for minority studentsp. 379
Summer programsp. 380
Financing Your Medical Educationp. 386
The current financial aid crisisp. 387
Successfully managing educational indebtednessp. 388
Scholarships and loansp. 389
Medical Educationp. 392
Evolution of the medical curriculump. 392
The traditional curriculump. 393
The curriculum in transitionp. 396
The new medical school curriculap. 398
Attrition in medical schoolp. 401
Preparing for medical schoolp. 402
The making of a physicianp. 409
United States medical licensing examinationp. 409
Postgraduate Medical Educationp. 411
Incorporating the residency and internshipp. 411
Resident matching programp. 412
Residency trainingp. 413
Fellowship trainingp. 417
Improving postgraduate trainingp. 419
Challenges in trainingp. 419
New trends in medical specialitiesp. 420
Physician employment opportunitiesp. 423
Foreign Medical Studyp. 424
Admissionp. 424
Transfer to U.S. schoolsp. 425
Internship and residencyp. 425
Fifth Pathway opportunitiesp. 426
Requirements for residency and/or practicep. 427
Selecting a foreign medical schoolp. 428
Foreign medical schoolsp. 429
Osteopathic Medicinep. 437
Basic philosophyp. 437
Educational datap. 438
Admission prospectsp. 439
Internship, residency, and practicep. 439
Relationship between osteopathic and allopathic medicinep. 439
Financial assistancep. 440
The osteopathic scene in a nutshellp. 440
Osteopathic medical school profilesp. 440
Medical Practicep. 461
Physician-patient relationshipp. 461
Clinical skillsp. 463
Diagnosing diseasep. 464
Patient carep. 465
Assessing treatmentp. 465
Accountabilityp. 466
Guidelines to practicing medicinep. 466
Teaching and researchp. 466
Types of practicesp. 467
Professional hazardsp. 471
Physician remunerationp. 472
Physicians and Medicine in the Twenty-first Centuryp. 474
The challengep. 474
Premedical educationp. 476
Admission to medical schoolp. 476
Medical school educationp. 477
Medical studentsp. 477
Medical practicep. 478
Specialists versus primary care physiciansp. 479
Medical litigation crisisp. 480
Cybermedicinep. 480
Medical informaticsp. 481
Dentistryp. 483
Dentistry as a Careerp. 485
Why study dentistry?p. 485
The need for dentistsp. 485
Today's trends in dentistryp. 486
Dental specialtiesp. 487
Is dentistry for you?p. 488
Dentistry as an alternative to medicinep. 489
Preparing for and Applying to Dental Schoolp. 490
Educational preparationp. 490
Application proceduresp. 490
Admissions criteriap. 492
The Dental Admission Test (DAT)p. 497
Importance of the DATp. 497
Contents of the DATp. 498
Preparing for the DATp. 499
Sample DAT questionsp. 500
Scoring of the DATp. 507
Canadian DATp. 507
Opportunities in Dentistry for Women and Minoritiesp. 508
Doors are open for womenp. 508
Minorities in dentistryp. 509
Financing Your Dental Educationp. 512
The current financial aid crisisp. 512
Scholarships and loansp. 512
Dental Educationp. 515
Dental curriculump. 515
Other educational programsp. 518
Postgraduate trainingp. 519
Dental Schoolsp. 520
The dental scene in a nutshellp. 520
In-depth dental school profilesp. 532
A Self-assessment Admission Profilep. 598
Medical School Application Formsp. 601
Sample Application from a non-AMCAS Schoolp. 602
AACOMAS Application Formp. 606
Sample Essays for AMCAS Applicationp. 612
Major Professional Organizationsp. 638
Alternative Medical Terminologyp. 643
Tracking Tablesp. 645
Regional Mapsp. 656
Medical and Dental Admissions and the World Wide Webp. 660
Glossaryp. 662
Bibliographyp. 665
Indexes
Medical School Profilesp. 667
Osteopathic School Profilesp. 670
Dental School Profilesp. 670
Subjectp. 672
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