Becoming a Doctor: A Journey of Initiation in Medical School
'Becoming a Doctor' is Konner's account of the third year of medical school, when students first apply the results of their endless book-learning and test-taking to actual patients in life-and-death situations. While taking the reader on his 'rounds,' Konner portrays that hectic, life-changing year. He points out the problems of a system that often teaches medical students to distance themselves from their patients, to focus on technology rather than humanity. As an anthropologist, Konner gives us new insights into the habits, rituals, and customs that shape the strengths and weaknesses of the medical profession today.
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Review: Becoming a Doctor: A Journey of Initiation in Medical SchoolUser Review - Mahreen - Goodreads
riveting account of medical experience! Read full review
Review: Becoming a Doctor: A Journey of Initiation in Medical SchoolUser Review - Cynthia - Goodreads
A mixed bag of essays. Several are excellent, but many didn't interest me, and I'm not sure why. Read full review