So You Got intoMedical School… Now What? was written for anyone recently accepted to medical school who hopes to remove some of the anxiety surrounding the daunting four years that lie ahead. Author, and orthopedic surgery resident, Dr. Daniel Paull, has written a high-yield summary of the four years of medical school - highlighting many of success strategies most students don't know until they are knee-deep in the trenches.
I have mentioned previously on the blog the idea of working “smarter and not harder”. This book is a prime example of that! As I read through the med student vignettes at the beginning of each chapter, I took a walk down memory lane. Key points are then recapped at the end of the chapters with a summary section – much like popular medical school review texts - to make sure you don't miss the take home message.
The book takes a very easy-reading and conversational approach to cover topics like:
- Study techniques
- Step exams
- Tackling clerkships
- Away rotations
- Residency interviews
Even though this book is geared towards medical students, I think it is a great book for pre-med students as well! It is never too soon to start building foundations that will make you a successful medical student. This will be recommended reading for my mentees at all training levels for sure!
You can buy So You Got into Medical School… Now What? for yourself or the med student in your life HERE on Amazon.
***I was asked to review this product. All opinions are my own.***