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 1, “Surgery”, get to know outlier Dr. Robin Blackstone, one of the nation’s leading bariatric surgeons, who has performed over 5,000 medical weight loss surgeries and established one of the first institutions in the United States to be recognized as a Center of Excellence by the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery. Dr. Blackstone is the first woman to have served as President of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, the largest association in the world dedicated to this particular specialty. She has won several prestigious awards such as 2010 Top Doctor in Arizona, and acts as a driving force in the advancement of the field of Bariatrics and Metabolic surgery in advocating for access to care for patients. She recently joined Banner University Medical Center and the University of Arizona School of Medicine-Phoenix to establish a new Center for Diabetes and Bariatrics.
Dr. Blackstone is passionate about helping relieve patients of medical problems related to obesity, and passionate about surgery. She also enjoys teaching medical students in a segment called “Obesity Week”, and stays involved with female residents, making rotations in her clinic available and connecting qualified candidates with good fellowships.
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.
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