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7 - Laying the Groundwork

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  08 August 2009

Saul Wischnitzer
Affiliation:
Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York
Edith Wischnitzer
Affiliation:
Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York
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The stability of an edifice in large part depends upon the foundation that it rests on. This is equally true for attaining a suitable residency. This will depend on quite a number of factors, and several of those are under your control. Two of these factors are (1) whether the decisions you make regarding securing a residency are determined by sound advice and (2) if your record is good enough to warrant an invitation for an interview in a specific specialty. These two issues, namely, securing an appropriate advisor/mentor and generating a credible academic record, will be the focus of the discussion in this chapter.

Selecting an advisor/mentor

Making the appropriate choice of a person to turn to for guidance as a medical student is critical for your future success. This individual may turn out to be more than a counselor: he/she can serve in multiple roles as taskmaster, cheerleader, critic, and confessor. This person may be able to help you in a host of ways:

  • Serve as an outlet to discuss your concerns, both short- and long-term.

  • Steer you in a suitable direction when you are uncertain or faced with a choice.

  • Keep you focused on the tasks ahead so that you don't deviate unproductively.

  • Provide valuable and current information based on their knowledge and experience.

  • Provide encouragement along the long and challenging road to attaining a residency.

  • Guide you through personal difficulties that may arise during medical school.

  • Help you obtain early clinical experience, which will facilitate gaining exposure to the world of medicine.

  • […]

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Wischnitzer's Residency Manual
Selecting, Securing, Surviving, Succeeding
, pp. 105 - 115
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Print publication year: 2006

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  • Laying the Groundwork
  • Saul Wischnitzer, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York, Edith Wischnitzer, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York
  • Book: Wischnitzer's Residency Manual
  • Online publication: 08 August 2009
  • Chapter DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511547188.011
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  • Laying the Groundwork
  • Saul Wischnitzer, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York, Edith Wischnitzer, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York
  • Book: Wischnitzer's Residency Manual
  • Online publication: 08 August 2009
  • Chapter DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511547188.011
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  • Laying the Groundwork
  • Saul Wischnitzer, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York, Edith Wischnitzer, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York
  • Book: Wischnitzer's Residency Manual
  • Online publication: 08 August 2009
  • Chapter DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511547188.011
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