Venturing into the field of medicine means the typical barrage of questions for students and doctors in training. The sheer volume of choices ahead of you can be daunting, and prior to medical school, no one really prepares you for exactly what it means to become a doctor.
So emergency physician, author and speaker, Dr. John Shufeldt, sought out to create a list of questions using 30 years of clinical and entrepreneurial health care experience that students need to be best prepared to evaluate their future career path. He chose six high achieving and award winning medical professionals of various specialties to answer these questions.
Dr. Shufeldt calls these chosen individuals: “Outliers,” defined as: “An exceptional person for whom excellence is merely a starting point toward a destination far beyond our normal definition of achievement.”
By providing the most effective questions, and a line-up of “rock star” medical professionals, Dr. Shufeldt presents potential career pathways, tips, and resources to help students decide whether a career in medicine is right for them.
In Chapter 3, “sit down with” outlier Dr. Matthew Hummel, a family physician with a successful full-service practice that sees 15,000 patients. Dr. Hummel serves as a Medical Director at a nursing home and Assistant Director for a hospice care group. He was named a “Top Doctor” five times by Phoenix Magazine and other notable awards. Dr. Hummel’s distinguishing characteristics as an outlier are his bedside manner, as a compassionate and caring physician, and also his business savvy, which involves knowing his limits, and putting together the right team. In Hummel’s chapter in Outliers in Medicine, you will learn how he became successful as a physician entrepreneur and has now achieved work-life balance. You will also receive an action guide and resources which provide recommended channels to your success.
Do not miss out on the opportunity to get answers to the most valuable questions you could ask someone who has already achieved your dream career. Do not even begin the time intensive and costly pursuit of becoming a doctor before sitting down with various professionals from the field.
Don’t have a list of medical professionals on speed dial? Read Outliers in Medicine for advice from top doctors from various specialties and a pre-medical student just like you.
Don’t wait until you graduate, get answers to your most important questions now, and pursue your path with more assurance and direction.
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This medical career book is perfect for those looking to enter a career as a doctor, nurse, physician’s assistant, or those aspiring to use their medical degree in alternative fields.