The Resource 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

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

Label
What I learned in medical school : personal stories of young doctors
Title
What I learned in medical school
Title remainder
personal stories of young doctors
Statement of responsibility
edited by Kevin M. Takakuwa, Nick Rubashkin, Karen E. Herzig ; with a foreword by Joycelyn Elders
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
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 all the 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 alter the way we see tomorrow's doctors. In these pages, a black teenage mother overcomes seemingly insurmountable odds, an observant Muslim dons the hijab during training, an alcoholic hides her past. We hear the stories of a Vietnamese refugee, a Mexican immigrant, a closeted Christian, an overweight woman. These once unlikely students are among those who describe their medical school experiences with uncommon candor, providing a close look at the inflexible curriculum, the pervasively competitive culture, and the daunting obstacles that come with being "different" in medical school. Their tales of courage are by turns poignant, amusing, eye-opening -- and altogether unforgettable
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
DNLM/DLC
Dewey number
610/.71/1
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
portraits
Index
no index present
LC call number
  • R705
  • LD571
LC item number
  • .W48 2004
  • .B743 no.451
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
  • 2004 H-558
  • W 18
NLM item number
W555 2004
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Takakuwa, Kevin M
  • Rubashkin, Nick
  • Herzig, Karen E
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Physicians
  • Physician and patient
  • Medical education
  • Medicine
Label
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
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 195-197)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part One: Life and Family Histories: Becoming an American / Eddy V. Nguyen -- Melanie's Story / Melanie M. Watkins -- Pavement / Nicholas -Nick Rubashkin -- Whispers from the Third Generation / Paul M. Lantos -- Borderlands / Marcia Casas -- Poison in My Coffee / Heather Goff -- Part Two: Shifting Identities -- Necessary Accessories / Nusheen Ameenuddin -- Medical School Metamorphosis / Tresa Muir McNeal -- Why Am I in Medical School? / Karen C. Kim -- My Secret Life / "Linda Palafox" -- Five Points Off for Going to Medical School / Rachel Umi Lee -- Parasympathizing / Kevin K.M. Takakuwa -- Sometimes, All You Can Do Is Laugh / Lainie Holman -- A Prayer from a Closeted Christian / Anita Ramsetty -- Seeing with New Eyes / Akilesh Palanisamy -- Part Three: Confronted -- Hoka Hey / Robert "Lame Bull" McDonald -- My Names / David Marcus -- A Case Presentation / Tista Ghosh -- Urology Blues / Ugo A. Ezenkwele -- Like Everyone Else / Katherine M. Erdwinn -- Daring to Be a Doctor / Simone C. Eastman-Uwan -- A Graduation Speech / Thao Nguyen
Control code
ocm51937830
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxi, 209 pages
Isbn
9780520239364
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2003006769
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)51937830
Label
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
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 195-197)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part One: Life and Family Histories: Becoming an American / Eddy V. Nguyen -- Melanie's Story / Melanie M. Watkins -- Pavement / Nicholas -Nick Rubashkin -- Whispers from the Third Generation / Paul M. Lantos -- Borderlands / Marcia Casas -- Poison in My Coffee / Heather Goff -- Part Two: Shifting Identities -- Necessary Accessories / Nusheen Ameenuddin -- Medical School Metamorphosis / Tresa Muir McNeal -- Why Am I in Medical School? / Karen C. Kim -- My Secret Life / "Linda Palafox" -- Five Points Off for Going to Medical School / Rachel Umi Lee -- Parasympathizing / Kevin K.M. Takakuwa -- Sometimes, All You Can Do Is Laugh / Lainie Holman -- A Prayer from a Closeted Christian / Anita Ramsetty -- Seeing with New Eyes / Akilesh Palanisamy -- Part Three: Confronted -- Hoka Hey / Robert "Lame Bull" McDonald -- My Names / David Marcus -- A Case Presentation / Tista Ghosh -- Urology Blues / Ugo A. Ezenkwele -- Like Everyone Else / Katherine M. Erdwinn -- Daring to Be a Doctor / Simone C. Eastman-Uwan -- A Graduation Speech / Thao Nguyen
Control code
ocm51937830
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxi, 209 pages
Isbn
9780520239364
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2003006769
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)51937830

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