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Title What I learned in medical school : personal stories of young doctors / edited by Kevin M. Takakuwa, Nick Rubashkin, Karen E. Herzig ; with a foreword by Joycelyn Elders
Published Berkeley : University of California Press, [2004]
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Description 1 online resource (xxi, 209 pages) : portraits
Contents Cover; Contents; Foreword; Introduction; PART ONE: LIFE AND FAMILY HISTORIES; Becoming an American; Melanie's Story; Pavement; Whispers from the Third Generation; Borderlands; Poison in My Coffee; PART TWO: SHIFTING IDENTITIES; Necessary Accessories; Medical School Metamorphosis; Why Am I in Medical School?; My Secret Life; Five Points Off for Going to Medical School; Parasympathizing; Sometimes, All You Can Do Is Laugh; A Prayer from a Closeted Christian; Seeing with New Eyes; PART THREE: CONFRONTED; Hoka Hey; My Names; A Case Presentation; Urology Blues; Like Everyone Else
Summary 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 a
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 195-197)
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Subject Medical education -- Anecdotes.
Medicine -- Anecdotes.
Physician and patient -- Anecdotes.
Physicians -- Anecdotes.
Cultural Diversity.
Education, Medical.
Students, Medical.
United States.
Genre/Form Personal Narrative.
Form Electronic book
Author Herzig, Karen E.
Rubashkin, Nick.
Takakuwa, Kevin M.
ISBN 0520939387 (electronic bk.)
1417510846 (electronic bk.)
159734995X (electronic bk.)
9780520939387 (electronic bk.)
9781417510849 (electronic bk.)
9781597349956 (electronic bk.)
(cloth ; alk. paper)