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So, You Want to Be a Doctor, Eh? a Guidebook to Canadian Medical School Paperback – Sep 1 2007


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  • Paperback: 296 pages
  • Publisher: Writing on Stone Press Inc. (Sept. 1 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0978130901
  • ISBN-13: 978-0978130909
  • Product Dimensions: 14 x 1.6 x 21.6 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 340 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #43,138 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"So You Want to Be a Doctor Eh?", written by Dr. Berndl, is the first and only fully comprehensive book for Canadian medical school hopefuls" -- Ontario Medical Association Scrub In - A Publication for Medical Students in Ontario, Vol. 11 Winter 2008

"This fabulous book should be required reading for anyone who wants to apply to medicine." -- Dr. C. Derzko, Associate Professor, University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine


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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By S. Campbell on Feb. 4 2009
Format: Paperback
This book is great! It will answer all of your questions about medical school and becoming a doctor. It reviews the steps that need to be taken to become a doctor. The author has also set up an appendix that gives research for every medical school in Canada. It gives you all of the basics and then some! Highly recommended!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Kynan Brown on April 4 2010
Format: Paperback
I agree with this book's claim that it is the only real in-depth resource on applying to medical schools in Canada. Hopefully the author or a colleague will update the information in the coming years.

While providing lots of information on the Canadian med school system, Berdl also writes in-depth about considering why you may or may not want to become a doctor, and what the realities are. This is an important subject and I'm glad she took time to discuss it. Sometimes she makes med school sound daunting, but I think it's better to be forewarned than to enter blindly.

If you are considering applying to medical school in Canada, or just want a better sense of how the system works in Canada, I recommend this book as a strong resource. Amazing that she had time to write it while becoming a doctor herself!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Credence Books on Jan. 15 2011
Format: Paperback
Any questions I have ever had, are ALL answered here. Packed with different perspectives from prospective students, students, interns and doctors. This is a fantastic resource.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Philip Hebert on July 7 2010
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This book is an excellent, reliable, and thorough guide to Canadian medical schools and training programs. It gives would-be applicants to the medical profession a realistic picture of what obstacles and indeed positive experiences they can expect as a trainee. The profession of medicine and the preparation for it are demanding but also extremely rewarding. This book gives readers a fine appreciation of this conflicting experience.
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By Sweden13 on Aug. 3 2015
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horrible, bad advice, As a doctor in Canada I thought I'd read this for my colleagues and others that continously ask me for advice. This book has BAD advice - such as "pick any degree that interests you in your undergrad"? Really? IN today's competitive world you better darn make sure you have a solid backup like nursing, education, engineering, pharmacy etc.. This book has it all wrong - too much on feelings, and not enough on objective facts. If you are a high school student, university student, etc - don't read this book - becuase you won't know what to trust .. Also its 7 years outdated.. so much has changed.. You can't just write a book based on you're feelings and non-objective advice..

Sorry Anne , just not going to make the cut and taking a risk with students whose future depends on it - this isn't for you.
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By Kas on March 12 2014
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Contains applicable info that wouldn't hurt to know/re-read. I wish there was a newer edition available though as this one is from 2007. The content of the book includes:
Part I:Introduction to Medicine
Part II: Getting in
Part III: Medical School
Part IV: Blood, Sweat, and Tears _ Residency
Part V: English Medical Schools _ West to East (Within Canada only obviously :P)
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