250 Biggest Mistakes 3rd Year Medical Students Make and How to Avoid Them by
Call Number: Main W 18 D441t 2007
Publication Date: 2006-11-27
Every year, there are students who consistently perform at a high level during their third year of medical school. What enables these students to succeed? What limits the success of their colleagues? Is there something that sets these top performers apart from the rest? This book was written with the express intent of answering these questions. Compiled from discussions with hundreds of faculty, residents, and students, along with extensive review of the scientific literature on the subject of medical education, you will find this book to be an invaluable resource.
Anatomy of Anatomy by
Call Number: Humanities QS 18 L655a 2000
Publication Date: 2000-11-01
The dissection of a human body challenges all that we understand about life and death. During Gross Anatomy class, medical students are asked to face death, to pull it apart, and to cut it apart- all in the hope of understanding life. This introductory experience is considered a major transition toward becoming a physician. How students emerge from their medical training will set the tone for the relationships they will have with patients throughout their career. This book combines photographs of a group of medical students during their dissection of cadavers in Gross Anatomy class with excerpts from journals they kept during the course. It reveals the intensity of first year medical students as they struggle to learn human anatomy through the generosity of individuals who donated their bodies to medical education. This book challenges students early in their training to learn more than simply the names and actions of the muscles and nerves in the body. It encourages them to come to terms with the mortality of others, as well as their own.
Beating the odds : the University of Massachusetts Medical School, a history, 1962-2012 ; integrating primary care and biomedical research by Ellen Singer More
Call Number: UMass Chan Authors W 19 AM4 M835 2017
Publication Date: 2017
Since its inception fifty years ago, the University of Massachusetts Medical School in Worcester, Massachusetts, has kept true to its original mission of training family doctors while defying the odds in becoming one of the nation's leading centers of biomedical research. Attracting gifted faculty and students with a humane interest in medicine, the pairing has been robust, but not easily achieved. Ellen More's Beating the Odds: The University of Massachusetts Medical School, A History is that rare institutional history which is candid, engaging, thought provoking and, rarest of all, very readable. Writing from the inside, More demonstrates unusual objectivity and frankness which make Beating the Odds an important book for anyone interested in the challenges of shaping a public institution in an administratively complex, technologically dynamic, and intensely competitive environment.
Black Man in a White Coat by
Call Number: Humanities WZ100 T971b 2015
Publication Date: 2016-09-06
A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER*ONE OFTIME MAGAZINE'S TOP TEN NONFICTION BOOKS OF THE YEAR ALIBRARY JOURNALBEST BOOK SELECTION*A BOOKLIST EDITORS' CHOICE BOOK SELECTION One doctor's passionate and profound memoir of his experience grappling with race, bias, and the unique health problems of black Americans When Damon Tweedy begins medical school, he envisions a bright future where his segregated, working-class background will become largely irrelevant. Instead, he finds that he has joined a new world where race is front and center. The recipient of a scholarship designed to increase black student enrollment, Tweedy soon meets a professor who bluntly questions whether he belongs in medical school, a moment that crystallizes the challenges he will face throughout his career. Making matters worse, in lecture after lecture the common refrain for numerous diseases resounds, "More common in blacks than in whites." Black Man in a White Coatexamines the complex ways in which both black doctors and patients must navigate the difficult and often contradictory terrain of race and medicine. As Tweedy transforms from student to practicing physician, he discovers how often race influences his encounters with patients. Through their stories, he illustrates the complex social, cultural, and economic factors at the root of many health problems in the black community. These issues take on greater meaning when Tweedy is himself diagnosedwith a chronic disease far more common among black people. In this powerful, moving, and deeply empathic book, Tweedy explores the challenges confronting black doctors, and the disproportionate health burdens faced by black patients, ultimately seeking a way forward to better treatment and more compassionate care.
Blind Man's Marathon by
Call Number: UMass Chan Authors W 18 H361b 2005
Publication Date: 2006-03-01
What does it feel like to be a medical student during the third year -- the first "true" year of medical school, when eager-eyed but utterly ignorant apprentice physicians are released from the library and unleashed on unsuspecting patients? How does one manage to appear even remotely competent after dropping a ten-pound ovarian tumor on the floor? Steven Hatch seeks to explain these questions, providing readers with the texture of this crucial period for a nascent physician.
Body of Work by
Call Number: Humanities W 18 M813b 2007
Publication Date: 2007-06-21
A hauntingly moving memoir of the relationship between a cadaver named Eve and the first-year medical student who cuts her open Christine Montross was a nervous first-year medical student, standing outside the anatomy lab on her first day of class, preparing herself for what was to come. Entering a room with stainless-steel tables topped by corpses in body bags is shocking no matter how long you've prepared yourself, but a strange thing happened when Montross met her cadaver. Instead of being disgusted by her, she was utterly intrigued-intrigued by the person the woman once was, humbled by the sacrifice she had made in donating her body to science, fascinated by the strange, unsettling beauty of the human form. They called her Eve. This is the story of Montross and Eve-the student and the subject-and the surprising relationship that grew between them. Body of Workis a mesmerizing, rarely seen glimpse into the day-to-day life of a medical student-yet one that follows naturally in the footsteps of recent highly successful literary renderings of the mysteries of medicine such as Atul Gawande's Complications: A Surgeon's Notes on an Imperfect Science. Christine Montross was a poet long before she became a doctor and brings an uncommon perspective to the emotional difficulty of the first year of medical school-the dispiriting task of remaining clinical and detached while in the anatomy lab and the struggle with the line you've crossed by violating another's body once you leave it. Montross was so affected by her experience with Eve that she undertook to learn more about the history of cadavers and the study of anatomy. She visited an autopsy lab in Ireland and the University of Padua in Italy where Vesalius, a forefather of anatomy, once studied; she learned about body snatchers and grave-robbers and anatomists who practiced their work on live criminals. Her disturbing, often entertaining anecdotes enrich this exquisitely crafted memoir, endowing an eerie beauty to the world of a doctor-in-training. Body of Workis an unforgettable examination of the mysteries of the human body and a remarkable look at our relationship with both the living and the dead.
Educating for Professionalism by
Call Number: Humanities W 18 E2449 2000
Publication Date: 2000-12-15
The thirteen essays in a"Educating for Professionalism"aexamine the often conflicting ethical, social, emotional, and intellectual messages that medical institutions send to students about what it means to be a doctor. Because this disconnection between what medical educators profess and what students experience is partly to blame for the current crisis in medical professionalism, the authors offer timely, reflective analyses of the work and opportunities facing medical education if doctors are to win public trust. In their drive to improve medical professionalism within the world of academic medicine, editors Delese Wear and Janet Bickel have assembled thought-provoking essays that elucidate the many facets of teaching, valuing, and maintaining medical professionalism in the middle of the myriad challenges facing medicine at the dawn of the twenty-first century. The collection traces how the values of altruism and service can influence not only mission statements and admission policies but also the content of medical school ethics courses, student-led task forces, and mentoring programs, along with larger environmental issues in medical schools and the communities they serve.Contributors: a Stanley Joel Reiser Jack Coulehan Peter C. Williams Frederic W. Hafferty Richard Martinez Judith Andre Jake Foglio Howard Brody Sheila Woods Sue Fosson Lois Margaret Nora Mary Anne C. Johnston Tana A. Grady-Weliky Cynthia N. Kettyle Edward M. Hundert Norma E. Wagoner Frederick A. Miller William D. Mellon Howard Waitzkin Donald Wasylenki Niall Byrne Barbara McRobb Edward J. Eckenfels Lucy Wolf Tuton Claudia H. Siegel Timothy B. Campbell"
Gentle vengeance : an account of the first year at Harvard Medical School by Charles LeBaron
Call Number: Humanities W 18 L441g 1982
Publication Date: 1982
LeBaron, who entered the Harvard Medical School at the age of thirty-four, chronicles his attempts to challenge the medical establishment and to encourage the world's leading training ground for physicians to produce more humane doctors
Getting the Most Out of Clinical Training and Supervision by
Call Number: Main WM 18 F187g 2012
Publication Date: 2011-12-15
Clinical training in psychotherapy is challenging for supervisees, many of whom are unsure how to navigate the supervisory process and effectively build clinical skills and professional competence. This volume, aimed at students and interns, is written in a user-friendly, interactive style with "real life" case examples and reflection activities. The authors describe how to establish effective working relationships with supervisors and understand the evaluation process. Empirically-supported yet highly practical, this book normalizes the anxieties and conflicts that typically arise during supervision and will be welcomed by students and interns at all levels of experience.
A Heart for the Work by
Call Number: Humanities W 18 W469 2010
Publication Date: 2010-09-30
Burnout is common among doctors in the West, so one might assume that a medical career in Malawi, one of the poorest countries in the world, would place far greater strain on the idealism that drives many doctors. But, as A Heart for the Work makes clear, Malawian medical students learn to confront poverty creatively, experiencing fatigue and frustration but also joy and commitment on their way to becoming physicians. The first ethnography of medical training in the global South, Claire L. Wendland's book is a moving and perceptive look at medicine in a world where the transnational movement of people and ideas creates both devastation and possibility. Wendland, a physician anthropologist, conducted extensive interviews and worked in wards, clinics, and operating theaters alongside the student doctors whose stories she relates. From the relative calm of Malawi's College of Medicine to the turbulence of training at hospitals with gravely ill patients and dramatically inadequate supplies, staff, and technology, Wendland's work reveals the way these young doctors engage the contradictions of their circumstances, shedding new light on debates about the effects of medical training, the impact of traditional healing, and the purposes of medicine.
Her Own Medicine by
Call Number: Humanities WZ 100 D229 1999
Publication Date: 1999-10-05
Sayantani DasGupta, a young Indian American woman, entered medical school with a vision of saving lives and making the world a better place. What she found instead was a difficult path of politics, sexism, and red tape. Based on wry "field notes" she took throughout her journey in the healing profession, this enlightening story of learning to be a doctor will provoke tears, laughter, and thoughtful reflection. . . . In these pages, DasGupta's trials and tribulations--and those of her patients--are vividly rendered. Whether it is a fourteen-year-old giving birth, a terrified AIDS patient, or elderly lovebirds with a less-than-ordinary sex problem, DasGupta illuminates the miracle of life and the struggle to sustain it. Yet she also shines a penetrating light on today's medical landscape--the militarism of medicine (where the patient is often the enemy), the gender wars, and the increasingly restrictive practice of managed care. A remarkable account of medicine on the cusp of the twenty-first century, HER OWN MEDICINE is filled with wisdom and written with grace, lucid intellect, and a striking respect for life and the profession that heals it.
Hot Lights, Cold Steel by
Call Number: Humanities WZ 100 C7127h 2005
Publication Date: 2005-02-01
When Michael Collins decides to become a surgeon, he is totally unprepared for the chaotic life of a resident at a major hospital. A natural overachiever, Collins' success, in college and medical school led to a surgical residency at one of the most respected medical centers in the world, the famed Mayo Clinic. But compared to his fellow residents Collins feels inadequate and unprepared. All too soon, the euphoria of beginning his career as an orthopedic resident gives way to the feelinghe is a counterfeit, an imposter who has infiltrated a society of brilliant surgeons.This story of Collins' four-year surgical residency traces his rise from an eager but clueless first-year resident to accomplished Chief Resident in his final year. With unparalleled humor, he recounts the disparity between people's perceptions of a doctor's glamorous life and the real thing: a succession of run down cars that are towed to the junk yard, long weekends moonlighting at rural hospitals, a family that grows larger every year, and a laughable income.Collins' good nature helps him over some of the rough spots but cannot spare him the harsh reality of a doctor's life. Every day he is confronted with decisions that will change people's lives-or end them-forever. A young boy's leg is mangled by a tractor: risk the boy's life to save his leg, or amputate immediately? A woman diagnosed with bone cancer injures her hip: go through a painful hip operation even though she has only months to live? Like a jolt to the system, he is faced with the reality of suffering and death as he struggles to reconcile his idealism and aspiration to heal with the recognition of his own limitations and imperfections.Unflinching and deeply engaging, Hot Lights, Cold Steel is a humane and passionate reminder that doctors are people too. This is a gripping memoir, at times devastating, others triumphant, but always compulsively readable.
The House of God by
Call Number: Humanities WZ 350 S545h 2010
Publication Date: 2010-09-07
By turns heartbreaking, hilarious, and utterly human, The House of God is a mesmerizing and provocative novel about what it really takes to become a doctor. "The raunchy, troubling, and hilarious novel that turned into a cult phenomenon. Singularly compelling...brutally honest."--The New York Times Struggling with grueling hours and sudden life-and-death responsibilities, Basch and his colleagues, under the leadership of their rule-breaking senior resident known only as the Fat Man, must learn not only how to be fine doctors but, eventually, good human beings. A phenomenon ever since it was published, The House of God was the first unvarnished, unglorified, and uncensored portrait of what training to become a doctor is truly like, in all its terror, exhaustion and black comedy. With more than two million copies sold worldwide, it has been hailed as one of the most important medical novels ever written. With an introduction by John Updike
Call Number: Humanities WZ 100 J41i 2008
Publication Date: 2007-12-26
Intern is Sandeep Jauhar's story of his days and nights in residency at a busy hospital in New York City, a trial that led him to question our every assumption about medical care today. Residency--and especially the first year, called internship--is legendary for its brutality. Working eighty hours or more per week, most new doctors spend their first year asking themselves why they wanted to be doctors in the first place. Jauhar's internship was even more harrowing than most: he switched from physics to medicine in order to follow a more humane calling--only to find that medicine put patients' concerns last. He struggled to find a place among squadrons of cocky residents and doctors. He challenged the practices of the internship in The New York Times, attracting the suspicions of the medical bureaucracy. Then, suddenly stricken, he became a patient himself--and came to see that today's high-tech, high-pressure medicine can be a humane science after all. Now a thriving cardiologist, Jauhar has all the qualities you'd want in your own doctor: expertise, insight, a feel for the human factor, a sense of humor, and a keen awareness of the worries that we all have in common. His beautifully written memoir explains the inner workings of modern medicine with rare candor and insight.
The Intern Blues by
Call Number: Humanities WZ112 M341i 2001
Publication Date: 2001-08-21
While supervising a small group of interns at a major New York medical center, Dr. Robert Marion asked three of them to keep a careful diary over the course of a year. Andy, Mark, and Amy vividly describe their real-life lessons in treating very sick children; confronting child abuse and the awful human impact of the AIDS epidemic; skirting the indifference of the hospital bureaucracy; and overcoming their own fears, insecurities, and constant fatigue. Their stories are harrowing and often funny; their personal triumph is unforgettable. This updated edition of The Intern Blues includes a new preface from the author discussing the status of medical training in America today and a new afterword updating the reader on the lives of the three young interns who first shared their stories with readers more than a decade ago.
Into the Valley by
Call Number: Humanities BF 789.D4 H138i 1991
Publication Date: 1991-10-23
The author describes the experiences of a class of first-year medical students whom he followed as they faced three different exposures to death and dying. He also considers the factors that cause some students to view a cadaver as a formerly living human, while others see it as a learning tool.
Let me listen to your heart : writings by medical students by David S Svahn, Alan J Kozak, Frank Davidoff
Call Number: Humanities W 20 L645 2002
Publication Date: 2002
A compelling collection of essays, poems and stories by medical students reflecting on their early experience in clinical medicine and describing the lessons in humanity learned as they first venture into the clinic to learn to practice primary care medicine under the tutelage of dedicated teachers.
Letters to a Young Doctor by
Call Number: Humanities W 21 S469L 1996
Publication Date: 1996-04-15
Highly candid, insightful, and unexpectedly humorous essays on both the brutality and the beauty of the profession in which saving and losing lives is all in a day's work. A timeless collection by the "best of the writing surgeons" (Chicago Tribune). With a Preface written by the Author especially for this edition.
Medical School 2. 0 by
Call Number: Main W 18 L334 2015
Publication Date: 2015-12-17
Forget the old concept of medical school taking over your life. It is possible to do great in school while still having a rich and well-rounded life. Whether your dream is having time for international volunteer work, having time to do cutting edge research, having time to be the parent and spouse you want to be, having time to exercise relax and unwind, or just HAVING TIME to live more and work less, Medical School 2.0 is your blue print to thrive as a medical student. This step-by-step guide to medical school teaches: * How Dave, a medical student with below-average SAT and MCAT scores used these techniques to go from spending 16 hours a day on medical school and getting a "C" average to spending 1-3 hours a day on medical school and getting the top academic honors, 99.7th percentile on USMLE Steps 1 and 2, induction into the AOA honor society, and getting into his top choice residency in his top choice location, all the while enjoying the process of learning and having plenty of free time to enjoy life outside of medical school. * How to clarify your personal goals for your life in medicine and in medical school and use those to reverse-engineer a personalized and customized curriculum for yourself.* How to sift through seemingly infinite study sources and choose the highest yield information for your own unique goals. * How to apply the latest research findings in the neuroscience of learning and memory to supercharge your brain's learning potential, maximizing your per-hour learning output.* How to structure and schedule your study sessions and your "work days" to maximize your learning potential.* What to eat and drink to fuel your brain to form and maintain sold long term memories of what you're learning. This book is the result of hundreds of hours of research interviewing top-performing medical students across the USA to deconstruct the strategies behind their success, researching and integrating the latest science of how our brain's learn, and then distilling the final product into a group of practical, simple, and extremely high yield tools and tricks to both maximize your mind's learning output, to enjoy the process of learning, and to have the time to follow your dreams in medical school and beyond. These are the same strategies that the author used in medical school, continues to use now, and has taught to hundreds of other students who have achieved even better results.
Med School by
Call Number: Humanities WZ 305 M482m 2003
Publication Date: 2003-10-01
Fifty years before Resident Life became a reality television show on The Learning Channel, Clifton Meador lived, breathed, and sometimes slept the life of a med student at Vanderbilt University. Dr. Meador recalls those days in a fascinating and entertaining memoir, packed with stories, vignettes, and experiences that capture a time and place gone by. Med School celebrates the joy of learning, the excitement of medical discovery, and the adventure of caring for patients in a setting that helped shape modern medicine. While Med School will resonate with medical practitioners, its sheer charm will appeal to anyone who enjoys a wonderfully told story.
Med School by
Call Number: UMass Chan Authors W 18 D745 2017
Publication Date: 2017-02-14
In 2016 there were just over 53,000 individuals that applied to medical school in the United States. After completing four years of undergrad, completing pre-medical school required courses, and taking the Medical College Admission Test, these applicants felt ready to pursue their dream. Some volunteered in hospitals, others did research in laboratories, some worked as EMTs, and others came from non-traditional backgrounds. Admission essays were written. Then they were re-written. These applicants did everything in their power to make sure their application was the best. Of them, less than 40% were accepted (aamc.org). In this collection of images and stories, Andy Dowd - professional photographer-turned-medical student - gives a glimpse into what happens within the walls of medical school. Once all of that hard work getting into medical school pays off, what happens next? How are young students turned into physicians in just four short years? Andy Dowd uses stunning photographs and emotional, first-hand accounts from the students themselves in an attempt to answer these questions.
Med School Confidential by
Call Number: Main W 18 M649 2006
Publication Date: 2006-07-25
Med School Confidential from Robert H. Miller and Daniel M. Bissell uses the same chronological format and mentor-based system that have made Law School Confidential and Business School Confidential such treasured and popular guides. It takes the reader step-by-step through the entire med school process--from thinking about, applying to, and choosing a medical school and program, through the four-year curriculum, internships, residencies, and fellowships, to choosing a specialty and finding the perfect job. With a foreword by Chair of the Admissions Committee at Dartmouth Medical School Harold M. Friedman, M.D., Med School Confidential provides what no other book currently does: a comprehensive, chronological account of the full medical school experience.
Med School Uncensored by
Call Number: Main W 18 B412 2017
Publication Date: 2017-07-25
An entertaining insider's guide to the good, the bad, and the ugly of med school--with everything pre-med and med students need to know, from day one, to maximize opportunities and avoid mistakes. Cardiothoracic anesthesiologist and recent med school grad Dr. Richard Beddingfield serves as an unofficial older brother for pre-med and incoming med students--dishing on all the stuff he would've wanted to know from the beginning in order to make the most of med school's opportunities, while staying sane through the gauntlets of applying to and succeeding at med school, residency, fellowship, and starting work as a new physician. With advice from additional recent Ivy League med school grads and top-tier hospital residents, this all-in-one guide is a must-have for everyone who dreams of becoming a doctor.
A Not Entirely Benign Procedure by
Call Number: History W 18 K63n 1994
Publication Date: 1994-07-01
"Fascinating... Klass writes with wit, intelligence, and a great deal of insight."--The New York Times Book Review Acclaimed pediatrician, journalist, and novelist Perri Klass offers a provocative look at the ups and downs of medical school from those first exams to the day she became a doctor. In a direct, candid style, Klass shares what it is like to be a first-time mother while attending med school; the unique lingo of the med student; how to deal with every bodily fluid imaginable; and the humor and heartbreak of working with patients. With this collection of essays, Klass established herself as a go-to voice for a generation of med students and doctors, with her frank and witty perspective. Klass also brings a proven ability to make the medical world accessible to the lay reader, through her extensive literary and journalistic experience.
On Call by
Call Number: Humanities W 20 T772o 2004
Publication Date: 2004-08-01
"On Call" begins with a newly-minted doctor checking in for her first day of residency--wearing the long white coat of an MD and being called "Doctor" for the first time. Having studied at Yale and Dartmouth, Dr. Emily Transue arrives in Seattle to start her internship in Internal Medicine just after graduating from medical school. This series of loosely interconnected scenes from the author's medical training concludes her residency three years later. During her first week as a student on the medical wards, Dr. Transue watched someone come into the emergency room in cardiac arrest and die. Nothing like this had ever happened to her before-it was a long way from books and labs. So she began to record her experiences as she gained confidence putting her book knowledge to work. The stories focus on the patients Dr. Transue encountered in the hospital, ER and clinic; some are funny and others tragic. They range in scope from brief interactions in the clinic to prolonged relationships during hospitalization. There is a man newly diagnosed with lung cancer who is lyrical about his life on a sunny island far away, and a woman, just released from a breathing machine after nearly dying, who sits up and demands a cup of coffee. Though the book has a great deal of medical content, the focus is more on the stories of the patients' lives and illnesses and the relationships that developed between the patients and the author, and the way both parties grew in the course of these experiences. Along the way, the book describes the life of a resident physician and reflects on the way the medical system treats both its patients and doctors. "On Call" provides a window into the experience of patients at critical junctures in life and into the author's own experience as a new member of the medical profession.
One breath apart : facing dissection by Sandra L Bertman
Call Number: Graphic QS 130 B544o 2007
Publication Date: 2007
A collection of images and commentary about facing dissection of cadavers, created by medical students at the University of Massachusetts Medical School over three decades, along with photographs and journal entries from medical students at Weill Medical College at Cornell University.
The Real Doctor Will See You Shortly by
Call Number: Humanities WX 203 M123r 2015
Publication Date: 2016-04-05
A scorchingly frank look at how doctors are made, bringing readers into the critical care unit to see one burgeoning physician's journey from ineptitude to competence. In medical school, Matt McCarthy dreamed of being a different kind of doctor-the sort of mythical, unflappable physician who could reach unreachable patients. But whena new admissionto the critical care unit almost died his first night on call, he found himself scrambling. Visions of mastery quickly gave way to hopes of simply surviving hospital life, where confidence was hard to come by and no amount of med school training could dispel the terror of facing actual patients. This funny, candid memoir of McCarthy's intern year at a New York hospital provides a scorchingly frank look at how doctors are made, taking readers into patients' rooms and doctors' conferences to witness a physician's journey from ineptitude to competence. McCarthy's one stroke of luck paired him with a brilliant second-year adviser he called "Baio" (owing to his resemblance to the Charles in Charge star), who proved to be a remarkable teacher with a wicked sense of humor. McCarthy would learn even more from the people he cared for, including a man named Benny, who was living in the hospital for months at a time awaiting a heart transplant. But no teacher could help McCarthy when an accident put his own health at risk, and showed him all too painfully the thin line between doctor and patient. The Real Doctor Will See You Shortly offers a window on to hospital life that dispenses with sanctimony and self-seriousness while emphasizing the black-comic paradox of becoming a doctor- How do you learn to save lives in a job where there is no practice?
Call Number: Humanities W 20 D911r 1996
Publication Date: 1996-06-10
"With great clarity and authority, David Ewing Duncan dissects the complicated process by which America's doctors are trained - a process little known by those outside of medicine, and often misunderstood even by physicians who have been through it. Here is a sympathetic yet provocative examination of this most critical phase of training; years that profoundly shape young physicians and directly impact how our healers will treat us, especially as managed care propels us into a new era of health care." "Residents draws on four years of intensive study, hundreds of interviews, and thousands of hours spent following and living among residents, medical educators, and patients. In their voices, oftentimes strained and wearied by long, grueling weeks in the wards and O.R.s, we feel the repercussions of a needlessly rigorous and, Duncan contends, outmoded system." "Residents also proposes a blueprint to expand on reforms already under way in some of the nation's great academic medical centers. Amid all the abstractions and technicalities batted about by policy makers and pundits, Residents offers real insight into the root cause of our nation's health care predicament and how we might begin to fix it."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
The Soul of a Doctor by
Call Number: Humanities W 18 S683 2006
Publication Date: 2006-06-02
By the time most of us meet our doctors, they've been in practice for a number of years. Often they seem aloof, uncaring, and hurried. Of course, they're not all like that, and most didn't start out that way. Here are voices of third-year students just as they begin to take on clinical responsibilities. Their words focus on the odd transition students face when they must deal with real people in real time and in real crises and when they must learn to put aside their emotions to make quick, accurate, and sensitive decisions. Their decisions aren't always right, and the consequences can be life-altering--for all involved. Moving, disturbing, and candid, their true stories show us a side of the profession that few ever see, or could even imagine. They show, often painfully, how medical students grow up, right at the bedside.
The Successful Match by
Call Number: Main W 49 K19s 2009
Publication Date: 2009-01-01
What does it take to match into the specialty and program of your choice? Utilizing a unique combination of evidence-based advice and an insiders perspective, this book shows residency applicants how to develop the optimal strategy for success. Replacing the best-selling "Residency Match: 101 Biggest Mistakes And How To Avoid Them," this new edition covers all aspects of the residency application - upgrading your credentials, writing high-impact personal statements, soliciting strong letters of recommendation, shining during interviews, and much more. An invaluable resource to help applicants gain that extra edge.
This Won't Hurt a Bit by
Call Number: History WZ 100 A8878w 2011
Publication Date: 2011-05-11
If Atul Gawande were funny--or Jerome Groopman were a working mother--they might sound something like Michelle Au, M.D., author of this hilarious and poignant memoir of a medical residency. Michelle Au started medical school armed only with a surfeit of idealism, a handful of old ER episodes for reference, and some vague notion about "helping people." This Won't Hurt a Bit is the story of how she grew up and became a real doctor. It's a no-holds-barred account of what a modern medical education feels like, from the grim to the ridiculous, from the heartwarming to the obscene. Unlike most medical memoirs, however, this one details the author's struggles to maintain a life outside of the hospital, in the small amount of free time she had to live it. And, after she and her husband have a baby early in both their medical residencies, Au explores the demands of being a parent with those of a physician, two all-consuming jobs in which the lives of others are very literally in her hands. Au's stories range from hilarious to heartbreaking and hit every note in between, proving more than anything that the creation of a new doctor (and a new parent) is far messier, far more uncertain, and far more gratifying than one could ever expect.
To Do No Harm by
Call Number: Humanities W18 R362t 1987
Publication Date: 1987-01-30
This insightful and balanced chronicle of the author's education at Yale Medical School provides a personal, yet universal, portrait of the unique passage from student to healer. At a time when the medical profession is subject to exceptional scrutiny, Dr. Reilly's account reminds all of the ideals and skills implicit in the title Doctor. It successfully represents the highest aspirations that motivate those in the medical professions, while sensitively--even poignantly--acknowledging the limitations of caregivers and medical technology.
To the Ends of the Earth by
Call Number: History W 21 B716 1995
Publication Date: 1995-04-01
In this engagingly written book Thomas Bonner unveils the dramatic story of women's long struggle to become physicians. Focusing both on international comparisons and on the personal histories of many of the pioneers, their determination and dedication, their setbacks and successes, he shows how European and American women gradually broke through the wall of resistance to women in medicine. In pre-Civil War America, in Tsarist Russia, in Victorian England, special schools of medicine for women were widely established as early as 1850 as a kind of way-station on the road to medical coeducation. Only in Switzerland and France, at first, could women study medicine in classes with men. As a result, hundreds and then thousands of women from Russia, Eastern Europe, England, and the United States enrolled in Swiss or Parisian universities to gain the first-class education that was denied them at home. Coming almost literally from "the ends of the earth," they formed the largest migration of professional women in history.
To Your Health by
Call Number: Main W 18 W8552t 2001
Publication Date: 2000-08-18
This is a practical, hands-on, experiential book about how to achieve well-being during medical school. Provides practical information with easy and enjoyable exercies to enhance health and well-being. Premedical and medical students as well as those in helping professions will benefit from reading it.
Walking the Paris Hospitals by
Call Number: History W 18 S962w 2004
Publication Date: 2004-01-01
This work is based on an untitled, anonymous manuscript diary, containing a vividly written and often lively sequence of daily entries, covering the period from 1 November 1834 to 30 June 1835. It encompasses an academic year, in this case spent in Paris. Explicit details of authorship are absent but internal evidence throughout indicates that the author was a final year medical student from the University of Edinburgh.
What I Learned in Medical School by
Call Number: Main W 18 W555 2004
Publication Date: 2004-01-06
Like many an exclusive club, the medical profession subjects its prospective members to rigorous indoctrination: medical students are overloaded with work, deprived of sleep and normal human contact, drilled and tested and scheduled down to the last minute. Difficult as the regimen may be, for those who don't fit the traditional mold--white, male, middle-to-upper class, and heterosexual--medical school can be that much more harrowing. This riveting book tells the tales of a new generation of medical students--students whose varied backgrounds are far from traditional. Their stories will forever alter the way we see tomorrow's doctors. In these pages, a black teenage mother overcomes seemingly insurmountable odds, an observant Muslim dons the hijab during training, an alcoholic hides her addiction. We hear the stories of an Asian refugee, a Mexican immigrant, a closeted Christian, an oversized woman--these once unlikely students are among those who describe their medical school experiences with uncommon candor, giving a close-up look at the inflexible curriculum, the pervasive competitive culture, and the daunting obstacles that come with being "different" in medical school. Their tales of courage are by turns poignant, amusing, eye-opening--and altogether unforgettable.
What Patients Taught Me by
Call Number: Humanities WZ 100 Y684 2004
Publication Date: 2004-09-07
Do sleek high-tech hospitals teach more about medicine and less about humanity? Do doctors ever lose their tolerance for suffering? With sensitive observation and graceful prose, this book explores some of the difficult and deeply personal questions a 23-year-old doctor confronts with her very first dying patient, and continues to struggle with as she strives to become a good doctor. In her travels, the doctor attends to terminal illness, AIDS, tuberculosis, and premature birth in small rural communities throughout the world.