MD Dreams: Practical Advice for Every Stage From Premed to Residency and Beyond
Jarita Hagans, MD, author
May 8, 2004 was the day I graduated from medical school. It was one of the happiest days of my life, but it almost didn’t happen. There were a lot of bumps and bruises with getting admitted, learning what to study, several attempts at the licensure exam and a disappointing Match Day. It was a rough road, but I made it. There are also many things that I wish I had known as a new physician, that I had to learn through trial and error. If you’re in high school or college now, what can you do to make sure you realize your dream of becoming a doctor? How can you be sure you’re taking the right path? What should you study for the MCAT and the USMLE? What steps do you take in applying for Medical School and Residency? How do you get through the tough times with your sanity intact? How do you take what looks like a failure and flip it into a success? What is life like for a new doctor? I’ll tell you all of that and more in the pages of this book! I hope that it helps you avoid the pitfalls and come out smiling on the other side! Some of it is my personal story, but it is also a how-to guide. The “MD Dreams” book is not a fail safe way to become a doctor, but it is a road map. It will show you how to get started and which way to turn.