Becoming a Doctor: From Student to Specialist, Doctor-Writers Share Their Experiences
W. W. Norton & Company, Mar 1, 2010 - Medical - 240 pages
“As wise as it is well written. . . . A sustaining work of art.” —Linda Elisabeth Beattie, Courier-JournalIn this inspired anthology, doctors relate true stories from their professional lives, capturing disillusionments and triumphs encountered along the way. Essays by such distinguished writers as Peter D. Kramer, Kay Redfield Jamison, Danielle Ofri, Robert Coles, Lauren Slater, Sandeep Jauhar, and Perri Klass create a vivid mural of the medical world, from a student’s uneasy first encounter with a cadaver to a veteran doctor’s memories of the emotionally charged days and nights of residency.
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Just about all of us who teach introductory courses in chemistry have a significant fraction of our students who intend to apply to medical schools and attempt to become doctors. However, very few of ... Read full review
I personally loved this book. All essays are very well written and it is wonderful to find out what it is that brought doctors to choose their profession. I am not a medical student or a doctor, but I enjoyed the book and found that is a good way to appreciate your physician and learn about the hardships they go through and all the decisions they have to make in their career, starting from when they are medical students.
I recommend this book to everyone.
Pas de Deux
First in My Class Chris Stookey
The Patient Narrative Perri Klass
The Family Room Teri Reynolds
On Not Becoming a Doctor Kay Redfield Jamison
Magic Hands Thomas C Gibbs
On Working with Cadavers
A Doctor of None
Good Intentions Sandeep Jauhar
En Route Abigail Zuger
A Fire Deliberately Set
Thirty Minutes Closer LeahE Mintz
The Cleverest Doctor Clint Morehead
A Manner of Being Robert Coles
Going to Abilene
Sine Qua Non Peter D Kramer
The Doctor in Middle Age Charles Bardes
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