Have you ever thought of the top highest paying occupations? Obviously, among the list of the most profitable specialisations doctors take the top position. Yet, when it comes to mastering this profession many of the enthusiasts give up just half way of thinking about the long and often dull journey, which they need to take. Countless books to read, never ending exams and years to accomplish seem tough and discouraging for many students.
In fact, the size and scope of the American medical industry is undeniable. In 1960, it was worth a measly $27.2 billion, but since then it has skyrocketed to over $4 trillion in 2020. Despite the massive size of the healthcare industry, the American public is becoming more and more health conscious, which means the need for healthcare professionals is still growing. There are an estimated 2.6 doctors for every thousand Americans, and this number is likely to grow as more young people realise the benefits of becoming a doctor.
However studying medicine is not an easy task to accomplish. Indeed, for exam preparation dozens of books and guidances exist, but they are wearisome to read and overloaded with terminology, which is hard to memorize. But isn’t it strange, living in the century of digitalisation and visualisation, being away from the whole world one tap away, to keep learning in an old-fashioned way?
Dr. Joseph Hany Talbet has a solution. He and his team have created several beautiful and educational books that teach young people about medicine. Now he is creating a new book that will be useful to those who want to learn more about medicine as well as medical students.
It all started when Talbet was studying medicine. His penmanship and his love for art led him to write beautiful notes for his classes. His classmates took note and would often borrow his notes, as they made learning the difficult material far easier. This idea – that his artful notes could help other people learn medicine – was what led him to the idea of creating these educational books.
Talbet’s new book will be a definitive resource for anyone who wants to know more about medicine and healthcare. This digital book will change the way general audiences, as well as medical students, view learning about medicine. Hand drawn images display different disorders and conditions as well as procedures to fix them. Talbet and his team believe that providing medical knowledge in a digital/visual format is the best way to relay this vital information to people in a way that they will remember.
“We’re constantly on Instagram, we’re doing videos and graphics, why don’t we have a simpler, cartoonised way of introducing medicine? We can hardly overestimate the value of images, photos, videos or art in general in our lives,” said Talbet. Providing people with images helps them remember things much more easily. In this way, his new book will be the perfect resource to help medical students remember certain parts of the anatomy or certain disorders, to help them succeed in their academic and professional lives.
The book will contain thousands of topics compiled by a team of expert contributors from around the world, focusing on surgery, dermatology, nutrition, radiology and more. Each of these entries will contain a definition, etiology, clinical presentation, diagnosis and treatment. Essentially each entry will provide all of the necessary information about a medical topic in a nutshell, all along with useful and appealing visuals.
The healthcare industry in America is as large as it is vital, and although there are constant innovations being made in the field of medicine, very rarely is there any innovation in the way people learn about medicine. This new book from Talbet and his team marks the first step in the digitisation of healthcare education. In a digital world, this step is bound to make medical knowledge far more accessible for a new generation.