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By Samir Desai and Rajani Katta (ISBN # 9781937978006)


Medical school is intense, demanding, and stressful. How can you overcome the challenges to excel? 

How can you make the most of your preclinical years to build a strong foundation for your career as a physician? What do you need to do as a preclinical student to maximize your chances of matching with the specialty and residency program of your choice?

To succeed in medical school, you will obviously have to work hard. Although a strong work ethic is important, it is nowhere near enough. As faculty advisors, we've found that misperceptions about the factors leading to success as a student and in the residency match are shockingly common. Our detailed advice, based on evidence from research in the field and experiences with high-performing students, will provide you a strategy for success. 

How can you identify if you're at risk for a low USMLE score? How can you boost your performance? What study skills separate the top from the average students? How can you choose a research project and advisor that leads to publication? How can you participate in community service and make meaningful contributions? Why is leadership in medical school important? 

Matching with a competitive specialty requires strategic planning early in medical school. What early decisions can students make to maximize match success? 

Utilizing a strong combination of evidence-based advice and insider knowledge, this book will provide you the knowledge and guidance you need to achieve success in medical school.

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