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 - Liz Red - Goodreads
The journey he took is very essential in his conclusion. For every specialization he narrated-- I learned something new but what sets apart is the way he finished the book. A lot of people, well it's ... Read full review
Review: Becoming a Doctor: A Journey of Initiation in Medical SchoolUser Review - Alex Laycock - Goodreads
Cant work out if this book was fascinating,irritating or self centered,or a little scarey,were the chapters too long,each seemed to have the same conclusion,hours are long,mistakes and successes and some senior doctors are very arrogant Read full review