Helping Today's Medical Students Become Tomorrow's Doctors

Attention New Medical Students

Drs. Samir Desai and Rajani Katta, authors of our book Success in Medical School: Insider Advice for the Preclinical Years, provide advice for new medical students (links below).

Advice for the New Medical Student
(Med Student Books Article)

Advice for the New Medical Student
(Student Doctor Network Article)



MD2B News


University of Nevada School of Medicine recommends Success on the Wards: 250 Rules for Clerkship Success

July, 2013 - Success on the Wards: 250 Rules for Clerkship Success listed as recommended reading for the University of Nevada School of Medicine Transition to Clinical Medicine course.

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University of Michigan Medical School (Office of Student Services) recommends The Successful Match: 200 Rules to Succeed in the Residency Match

April, 2013 - The Office of Student Services at the University of Michigan Medical School lists The Successful Match: 200 Rules to Succeed in the Residency Match as a recommended resource in the document, Preparing your Residency Application.

MD2B author, Dr. Samir Desai, delivers Keynote Address at the University of Nebraska Residency Symposium

April, 2013 - Dr. Samir Desai, co-author of our book, The Successful Match: 200 Rules to Succeed in the Residency Match, is the keynote speaker at the 2013 Residency Symposium held at the University of Nebraska.

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MD2B book, Clinician's Guide to Laboratory Medicine: Pocket, reviewed by The Medical Media Review

February, 2013 - MD2B book, Clinician's Guide to Laboratory Medicine: Pocket is "one of the best medical books of all time" according to The Medical Media Review.

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AMSA reviews MD2B book, Success on the Wards: 250 Rules for Clerkship Success

September, 2012 - AMSA reviews Success on the Wards: 250 Rules for Clerkship Success in the New Physician. "The book offers the preclinical reader insight and an insider's view of what you will face during the clinical years of medical school, and that will allow you to really perform well. It focuses on the details, and those details will be the ones that set you apart from other medical students.

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Association of University Radiologists recommends The Successful Match: 200 Rules to Succeed in the Residency Match

August, 2012 - The Association of University Radiologists lists The Successful Match: 200 Rules to Succeed in the Residency Match, as a recommended resource for matching to Radiology.

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Med Student Books website offering free copy of our new MD2B book, Success in Medical School: Insider Advice for the Preclinical Years

July, 2012 - With new first year medical students set to begin school next month, our friends at Med Student Books are offering a free book giveaway featuring our new book, Success in Medical School.

Rittenhouse Book Distributors website features new MD2B book, Success in Medical School: Insider Advice for the Preclinical Years

June, 2012 - Rittenhouse Book Distributors has selected our new book, Success in Medical School: Insider Advice for the Preclinical Years, to feature on their website (See Highlights This Month). Our new book is written by Drs. Samir Desai and Rajani Katta, authors of Success on the Wards and The Successful Match.

Authors of Success on the Wards provide clerkship advice on the Student Doctor Network

March, 2012 - Drs. Samir Desai and Rajani Katta, authors of our book Success on the Wards offer clerkship advice in a Q & A with the Student Doctor Network.

American Society of Anesthesiologists reference The Successful Match: 200 Rules to Succeed in the Residency Match in their Medical Student Newsletter

February, 2012 - The American Society of Anesthesiologists references The Successful Match in their Medical Student Newsletter. Our book's approach on how to handle behavioral questions during the residency interview is featured.


Online FNP Blog names Clinician's Guide to Laboratory Medicine: Pocket as one of 10 books every nurse practitioner should have

January, 2012 - Online FNP, a website devoted to helping aspiring students learn about accredited family nurse practitioner programs in the United States, has named the Clinician's Guide to Laboratory Medicine: Pocket as one of 10 books every nurse practitioner should have.

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Medfools.com reviews Success on the Wards: 250 Rules for Clerkship Success

November, 2011 - Medfools.com writes that Success on the Wards: 250 Rules for Clerkship Success "is an excellent reference for any 3rd year medical student...Given the heavy importance of being successful on the wards as a student for future residency, it's really easy to recommend this book."

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AAMC recommends The Successful Match: 200 Rules to Succeed in the Residency Match in the Careers in Medicine Student Guide

October, 2011 - The Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) created Careers in Medicine (CiM) to help medical students make informed career decisions. The Successful Match is recommended in the AAMC Careers in Medicine Student Guide.


Student Doctor Network (SDN) publishes The Successful Match: Getting into Pediatrics by MD2B authors, Drs. Samir Desai and Rajani Katta

May, 2011 - MD2B authors discuss the pediatric residency selection process with Dr. Su-Ting Li, program director of the University of California Davis pediatrics residency program and Vice Chair of Education in the Department of Pediatrics.

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The University of California San Francisco School of Medicine lists The Successful Match: 200 Rules to Succeed in the Residency Match as one of the most useful career resources in their Post Match Reporting Document

May, 2011 - UCSF medical students list The Successful Match as one of the most useful career resources.


AMSA journal, The New Physician, interviews MD2B author, Dr. Rajani Katta, about the residency match

April, 2011 - Dr. Rajani Katta, co-author of our book, The Successful Match: 200 Rules to Succeed in the Residency Match, is interviewed by The New Physician, the journal of the Amercian Medical Student Association.

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MD2B author, Dr. Rajani Katta, speaks to medical students at the University of Nebraska

April, 2011 - Dr. Rajani Katta, co-author of our book, The Successful Match: 200 Rules to Succeed in the Residency Match, is the keynote speaker at the 2011 Residency Symposium held at the University of Nebraska. Dr. Katta provided "valuable insight into the application process and tips to make yourself a more competitive applicant."

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