Medical education is a life-long process, and it is important for beginning medical students to gain a solid understanding of the basics within the first year of medical school. Introductory Guide to Medical Training: From Basic Sciences to Medical Specialties is a concise yet thorough overview of the medical field that will prepare first-year students for their educational journey and provide laypersons with a glimpse into the particularities of the medical specialties.
The book begins with the fundamentals and culture of medicine, tips and tricks for learning and retaining medical knowledge, and a summary of how the medical field has evolved through time. The second half of the book features sections on several major specialties, including: anatomy, physiology and biochemistry, pharmacology, neurology, pediatrics, men's and women's health, forensic pathology, and surgery, among many others.
- Full-color, high-quality charts, graphs, and tables that showcase global statistics and supplement the material presented in the text
- Short, succinct biographies of major figures who have helped shape modern medicine
- A list of commonly used abbreviations encountered in medicine