© 2017

A How To Guide For Medical Students

  • Michael J. Englesbe
  • Michael O. Meyers

Part of the Success in Academic Surgery book series (SIAS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Clinical Training and Making Sure Surgery Is Right for You

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Michael O. Meyers
      Pages 3-8
    3. Hee Soo Jung, Carla M. Pugh
      Pages 9-14
    4. Anthony Charles, Mamta Swaroop, Sanjay Krishnaswami
      Pages 19-23
    5. Melissa K. Stewart, Michael T. LeCompte, Kyla P. Terhune
      Pages 25-33
    6. Jahnavi Srinivasan, Keith Delman
      Pages 35-41
  3. Building a Portfolio for Success

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 43-43
    2. Michael J. Englesbe, Patrick Underwood
      Pages 51-58
    3. Shannon L. Cramm, Benjamin Levi, Dorry Segev
      Pages 67-94
    4. Jacob A. Greenberg
      Pages 95-101
  4. The Residency Search and Match

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 103-103
    2. Karole T. Collier, Rachel R. Kelz
      Pages 105-119
    3. Rishindra M. Reddy
      Pages 121-127
    4. Jason P. Glotzbach, Scott C. DeRoo
      Pages 129-133
    5. Katharine L. McGinigle, Jason Crowner
      Pages 135-137
    6. Michelle Roughton, C. Scott Hultman
      Pages 139-141

About this book


This book discusses personal traits and rationale for any student considering a career in surgery. The authors review accomplishments as a medical student that are key components of beginning a surgical career, and highlight what makes a student competitive for a surgical program. While much of the focus is on an academic career in surgery, sections are devoted to mentorship, research experience and personal experiences that lead to success and are relevant to anyone pursuing a surgery. The editors also focus on gender and work-life balance issues that are often perceived as barriers to a career in surgery.

A How To Guide For Medical Students provides help to medical students interested in pursuing a career in surgery. The chapters also include key dates and sample application information for students to use as templates.


Career in Academic Surgery Developing Research Portfolio Leadership Skills Learning Surgery Program Director Residency Programs Successful Surgeon Surgical Education

Editors and affiliations

  • Michael J. Englesbe
    • 1
  • Michael O. Meyers
    • 2
  1. 1.University of Michigan Health SystemsAnn ArbourUSA
  2. 2.Surgical OncologyUniversity of North Carolina School of MedicineChapel HillUSA

About the editors

Michael O. Meyer , MD, is a Professor of Surgery in the division of Surgical Oncology at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine.


Bibliographic information

  • Book Title A How To Guide For Medical Students
  • Editors Michael J. Englesbe
    Michael O. Meyers
  • Series Title Success in Academic Surgery
  • Series Abbreviated Title Success in Academic Surgery
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-319-42895-6
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-42897-0
  • Series ISSN 2194-7481
  • Series E-ISSN 2194-749X
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages X, 172
  • Number of Illustrations 3 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics General Surgery
    Emergency Services
    Practice and Hospital Management
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Industry Sectors
Health & Hospitals
Surgery & Anesthesiology