Great overview of med school years and beyond

Emily Ko

4.5 Stars

October 16, 2017

As a former pre-med student, I appreciated many points to this book.  There are far more books out there about how to get into med school versus books about what happens during and after med school (which is really the most important part!).  And, there are a lot of common knowledge bits of medical school and beyond that are not quite common knowledge when starting out.  Here, Dr. Beddingfield outlines the key points of making it through medical school (from board exams to relationship advice) and beyond medical school.  He even gives a rough outline of beyond residency; I was surprised he even included a section on malpractice suits during practice.  

The only thing that I wish Dr. Beddingfield had included was a section on non-traditional medical school students.  There are plenty of people who apply to med school after a traditional 4-year track, but what about those who do career changes, or even have gap years and need to manage their married/parenting lives during the medical school years and beyond?

Overall, though, this is a great overview of life as a medical school student and as a doctor afterwards.  If you are looking for advice on how to get into med school, this book is not for you.  And this book is also not the end-all-be-all for advice throughout the med school years.  It's a great read in your downtime as a rough overview of what to generally expect in the years ahead.  

I received this book from Blogging for Books for this honest review.