Now What?

“For many years accepted students have asked ‘What do I do to get ready for medical school in the few months after graduation?’ Now there is an answer, and it is the delightful, accurate, and funny book So You Got into Medical School . . . Now What? A Guide to Preparing for the Next Four Years.

“Something that appealed to me was the use of figures sprinkled throughout the text—for example, how level of effort (hard work) often beats intelligence alone in getting individuals accepted into medical school. Another favorite was the nonlinear relationship between studying and test grades. Dr. Paull tackles concepts of procrastination and test anxiety with honesty, suggestions that can work, and humor. The same can be said about clinical rotations/clerkships and residency interviews. I thoroughly enjoyed reading it and will be recommending it to those just accepted and those currently in medical school. Well done, Dr. Paull!”

—Kathleen Franco, MD, Professor of Medicine and Psychiatry, Associate Dean of Admissions and Student Affairs, Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine


“Dr. Paull does a great job explaining the often hidden but wonderful mysteries of becoming a doctor. His accounts and advice are both highly entertaining and useful, which is not a common co-occurrence in medical school texts. So You Got into Medical School . . . Now What? is a great read for anyone thinking about or in the midst of such a journey.”

—Davey Smith, MD, MAS, Professor of Medicine and Associate Infectious Diseases Fellowship Director, Core Faculty Internal Medicine Residency Program, University of California, San Diego


“If only I had been given a copy of Dr. Paull’s book before I entered medical school, it would have saved me so much heartache and time—from taking MCATs through selecting a residency and even achieving board certification. Not having this book, I felt like others kept a secret they didn’t want me to know. Well, thanks to Dan Paull, the secret is out.”

—Jerrold S. Polansky, MD


“This book, written in a readable and conversational style, speaks to my own experience in medical school. Medical students will find themselves nodding along with the true (and often very funny) stories and glean many helpful tips to make the most of an expensive and arduous four-year journey. There is no other book on the market like it.”

—Max Falkoff, MD


“This easy-to-read book is well done, with good concepts and practical information. The section on efficiency and sleep is particularly good—a subject I’m always trying to drive home with my students (and patients). I’ll have to make it required reading.”

—Andrew Lehmann, MD


“As I’m only a couple weeks away from starting residency, I can attest that this is an honest description of the exciting, exhausting, and amazingly rewarding experience of medical school. I would recommend this book to anyone interested in a useful behind-the-scenes look at becoming a physician.”
—Grayson W. Armstrong, Fourth-year medical student at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University and future Ophthalmology Resident at Harvard Medical School