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  • Paperback: 280 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: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #19,517 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
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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
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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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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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Amazing book and a great starting place for anyone aspiring to become a physician. Dr. Berndl also makes the process more human and not just about dry info and statistics (which are available at the back of the book). However please do your own research since this book can only guide you in the right direction (it's from 2005 so a bit outdated on the mcat).
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By Kasra Sorkhi 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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