How to Choose a Medical Specialty - Anita D. Taylor, M.A. Ed.

How to Choose a Medical Specialty

By Anita D. Taylor, M.A. Ed.

  • Release Date: 2016-09-26
  • Genre: Medical


Which medical specialty is the best fit for YOU – your interests, your abilities, and your personality? How to Choose a Medical Specialty has helped countless medical students make informed choices and plan their residencies. Describes every specialty approved by the American Board of Medical Specialties. Provides questionnaires to help you assess how well suited you are for the specialties that you’re considering. Offers personal insights from practitioners, giving you a realistic picture of what it’s like to practice in each specialty. How to Choose a Medical Specialty Sixth Edition has been updated for 2016 with: A new chapter on Interventional Radiology, Extensively revised Couples Match and Military Match chapters, Details on new single GME accreditation system for MD and DO physicians, Latest workforce predictions, compensation data, and specialty satisfaction ratings.

Anita D. Taylor, M.A. Ed. received her A.B. degree from Bryn Mawr College and her graduate degree in education and counseling from Wake Forest University. She has been working with medical students since 1978, first at Wake Forest University School of Medicine and for over 28 years at the Oregon Health & Sciences University (OHSU) School of Medicine. She now serves as Associate Professor at the Department of Family and Community Medicine at Eastern Virginia Medical School. At OHSU, she served as the medical school’s Director of Career Advising and liaison to the Association of American Medical College’s Careers in Medicine program. She is an Honorary Member of the American Academy of Family Physicians, the recipient of the Excellence in Education Award from the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine, and received both the Excellence in Education and Faculty Mentor Awards from the OHSU School Of Medicine.