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So, You Want to Be a Doctor, Eh? a Guidebook to Canadian Medical School [Paperback]

Anne Berndl
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Sept. 1 2007 0978130901 978-0978130909
It's finally here! The comprehensive guidebook on gaining admission and succeeding in Medical School in Canada. Do you dream about becoming a doctor? If you see yourself saving a life in the OR, delivering a baby safely into his mother's arms or tracking down infection overseas, medicine may be your calling. Dr. Anne Berndl, M.D. guides you through the highs and lows of becoming a physician in Canada. Many apply to medical school and few are accepted. Make sure you are one of the few - get this book! Are you right for medicine and is medicine right for you? How do you develop yourself into a competitive applicant? How should you prepare for interviews? What is medical school, and being a doctor, really like? Dr. Berndl addresses these issues and more, giving you the inside scoop you need to become the physician you always knew you could be. With a clear outline of the challenges you are about to overcome, an honest and personal look at the reality of medicine and supplementary insight from current medical students and physicians, this is the only book you'll need to land a coveted seat at a Canadian medical school. All English speaking medical schools in Canada are comprehensively discussed to help you prepare to apply, covering everything from admission statistics to curriculum. Are you ready to start following your dream? Dr. Anne Berndl received her M.D. from McMaster University in 2005 and is currently pursuing specialty training as a resident in Obstetrics and Gynecology through Dalhousie University. In 2006, she was named "Top 30 under 30" in Halifax by the Halifax Daily News. Part of the Writing on Stone Press Canadian Career Series.

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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
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing! 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
5.0 out of 5 stars Canadian eh! The best Canada has to offer. Jan. 15 2011
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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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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Best you can do in Canada 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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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent resource July 7 2010
Format:Paperback
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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4.0 out of 5 stars Easy Read 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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