This side of doctoring: reflections from women in medicine

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Sage Publications, 2002 - Medical - 394 pages
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This Side of Doctoring: Reflections for Women in Medicine offers up an intimate collection of stories, poems, essays, and quotations that captures the joy and heartbreak of being women and being a physician. Editor Eliza Lo Chin (MD, Harvard Medical School) has gathered more than 100 voices that speak to the trials, rewards, and surprises of practicing medicine. Beginning with the writings of early medical pioneers, the anthology weaves a rich patchwork of experiences.

Raw and honest, This Side of Doctoring acquaints us with worlds we could otherwise only imagine. Throughout these pages you'll find the expressions of courage, doubt, fatigue, perseverance, frustration, and triumph that make up the lives of women physicians. These are the stories of choosing a life in medicine and the many roadmaps that women follow in living that life.

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User Review  - Kara Larson - Goodreads

Brought much of medical school and residency back in a very real way for me. Although my partner and I chose not to become mothers until I was in private practice, the struggle for balance between ... Read full review

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User Review  - Mary Natoli - Goodreads

Some parts of this book were a little too feminist for me, but it was very informative and certainly makes a personal connection with the reader. Read full review

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About the author (2002)

Eliza Lo Chin is a general internist with an interest in womenís health. She received an M.D. from Harvard Medical School, an M.P.H. from Columbia University, and completed her residency in internal medicine at the Brigham and Womenís Hospital in Boston. Until recently, she was an Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons where she was actively involved in both the clinical and teaching programs.

In August 2000, Dr. Chin took a brief reprieve from clinical medicine to move to California where her husband Doug completed a fellowship in hand surgery. She has devoted this year to her three children and the completion of this anthology. She currently resides in northern California with her husband and three children and anticipates returning to her medical career in a part-time capacity.

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