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Aug. 1, 2008

UI Press releases book to help medical students seeking residencies

"101 Tips to Getting the Residency You Want: A Guide for Medical Students," University of Iowa faculty member John Canady's book to help medical students through the highly competitive residency-matching procedure, is now available from the UI Press.

Each year, more than 15,000 U.S. medical students -- along with more than 18,000 graduates of foreign medical schools and schools of osteopathic medicine -- take part in the National Residency Matching Program, vying for a small number of positions in the United States. In this keenly competitive environment, they seek every advantage they can get.

Based on more than two decades of experience preparing candidates for residency programs, Canady has developed a concise practical guide to making one's way through the maze of residency applications and interviews.

Guiding residency applicants past the pitfalls in all aspects of the process, "101 Tips to Getting the Residency You Want" includes sections on tried-and-true methods for senior-year planning, the importance of networking, tips for interviewing, practical advice for carefree travel and guidelines for follow-up to out-of-town rotations and interviews. This guide covers the dos and don'ts that will maximize applicants' chances and exposes the common blunders that can ruin an application in spite of the best grades and test scores.

Canady is a professor in the UI departments of surgery and otolaryngology, and he is also the faculty advisor for the Iowa Surgical Interest Society. He is president-elect of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.

"101 Tips to Getting the Residency You Want " is available at bookstores or directly from the UI Press by phone at 800-621-2736 or online at Customers in the United Kingdom, Europe, the Middle East or Africa may order from the Eurospan Group online at

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