. Andy, mark, insecurities, and amy vividly describe their real-life lessons in treating very sick children; confronting child abuse and the awful human impact of the AIDS epidemic; skirting the indifference of the hospital bureaucracy; and overcoming their own fears, and constant fatigue.
MED SCHOOL CONFIDENTIALGriffin #ad - With a foreword by chair of the Admissions Committee at Dartmouth Medical School Harold M. Griffin. Bissell uses the same chronological format and mentor-based system that have made Law School Confidential and Business School Confidential such treasured and popular guides. It takes the reader step-by-step through the entire med school process--from thinking about, and choosing a medical school and program, applying to, internships, and fellowships, through the four-year curriculum, residencies, to choosing a specialty and finding the perfect job.
Med school Confidential from Robert H. Friedman, M. D. Med school confidential provides what no other book currently does: a comprehensive, chronological account of the full medical school experience. Miller and Daniel M.
Hot Lights, Cold SteelSt. Martin's Griffin #ad - All too soon, the euphoria of beginning his career as an orthopedic resident gives way to the feeling he is a counterfeit, an imposter who has infiltrated a society of brilliant surgeons. Unflinching and deeply engaging, Hot Lights, Cold Steel is a humane and passionate reminder that doctors are people too.
But compared to his fellow residents Collins feels inadequate and unprepared. Griffin. This is a gripping memoir, others triumphant, at times devastating, but always compulsively readable. Every day he is confronted with decisions that will change people's lives-or end them-forever. This story of collins' four-year surgical residency traces his rise from an eager but clueless first-year resident to accomplished Chief Resident in his final year.
Hot Lights, Cold Steel #ad - With unparalleled humor, he recounts the disparity between people's perceptions of a doctor's glamorous life and the real thing: a succession of run down cars that are towed to the junk yard, long weekends moonlighting at rural hospitals, a family that grows larger every year, and a laughable income.
Collins' good nature helps him over some of the rough spots but cannot spare him the harsh reality of a doctor's life. When michael collins decides to become a surgeon, he is totally unprepared for the chaotic life of a resident at a major hospital. A young boy's leg is mangled by a tractor: risk the boy's life to save his leg, or amputate immediately? A woman diagnosed with bone cancer injures her hip: go through a painful hip operation even though she has only months to live? Like a jolt to the system, he is faced with the reality of suffering and death as he struggles to reconcile his idealism and aspiration to heal with the recognition of his own limitations and imperfections.
A natural overachiever, collins' success, in college and medical school led to a surgical residency at one of the most respected medical centers in the world, the famed Mayo Clinic.
Emergency DoctorHarper Perennial #ad - Here, an army of doctors and nurses faces the onslaught of young and old, rich and ragged, sick and dying. This is their story - an around-the-clock drama of the unexpected: a crane falling on a hapless pedestrian; a crazed executive wearing two-thirds of a three-piece suit; a pretty paralegal aide struggling with an on-the-job cocaine overdose; a trauma victim of an East River helicopter crash clinging to life.
It's terrifying, tragic, triumphant. And true. It's a bizarre parade of humanity looking for help - in the one place they know they can find it. Welcome to the frontline trenches of medicine: the emergency room of the legendary Bellevue Hospital. Griffin. All year. Hundreds of people slam through its doors every day: gun-shot cops, AIDS sufferers, battered kids, destitute drunks, drug addicts, homeless people, and suicides, and accident victims.
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The House of GodBerkley #ad - By turns heartbreaking, and utterly human, hilarious, The House of God is a mesmerizing and provocative novel about Roy Basch and five of his fellow interns at the most renowned teaching hospital in the country. The raunchy, troubling, and hilarious novel that turned into a cult phenomenon. Singularly compelling…brutally honest.
The House of God #ad - The new york timesstruggling with grueling hours and sudden life-and-death responsibilities, Basch and his colleagues, eventually, under the leadership of their rule-breaking senior resident known only as the Fat Man, must learn not only how to be fine doctors but, good human beings. A phenomenon ever since it was published, the House of God was the first unvarnished, in all its terror, unglorified, and uncensored portrait of what training to become a doctor is truly like, exhaustion and black comedy.
. The house of God. With more than two million copies sold worldwide, it has been hailed as one of the most important medical novels ever written. With an introduction by John Updike Griffin.
Soul of a Doctor: Harvard Medical Students Face Life and DeathAlgonquin Books #ad - Of course, they're not all like that, and most didn't start out that way. Their words focus on the odd transition students face when they must deal with real people in real time and in real crises and when they must learn to put aside their emotions to make quick, accurate, and sensitive decisions. They show, how medical students grow up, often painfully, right at the bedside.
Here are voices of third-year students just as they begin to take on clinical responsibilities. Often they seem aloof, uncaring, and hurried. Used book in Good Condition. The house of God. By the time most of us meet our doctors, they've been in practice for a number of years. Griffin. Their decisions aren't always right, and the consequences can be life-altering-for all involved.
Soul of a Doctor: Harvard Medical Students Face Life and Death #ad - Moving, disturbing, and candid, their true stories show us a side of the profession that few ever see, or could even imagine.
Complications: A Surgeon's Notes on an Imperfect SciencePicador #ad - Complications: A Surgeon's Notes on an Imperfect Science #ad - Griffin. Picador USA. The house of God. In gripping accounts of true cases, surgeon Atul Gawande explores the power and the limits of medicine, offering an unflinching view from the scalpel's edge. Used book in Good Condition. Complications lays bare a science not in its idealized form but as it actually is―uncertain, perplexing, and profoundly human.
Complications is a 2002 National Book Award Finalist for Nonfiction.
White Coat: Becoming A Doctor At Harvard Medical SchoolWilliam Morrow Paperbacks #ad - Touching on today's most important medical issues -- such as hmos, and assisted suicide -- the author navigates her way through despair, exhilaration, AIDS, and a lot of exhaustion in Harvard's classrooms and Boston's hospitals to earn the indisputable title to which we entrust our lives. With a thoughtful, candid voice, rothman writes about a wide range of experiences -- from a dream about holding the hand of a cadaver she had dissected to the acute embarrassment she felt when asking patients about their sexual histories.
Rothman's medical school experience, illuminating her struggle to walk the line between too much and not enough intimacy with her patients. Griffin. White coat opens the infamously closed door between patient and doctor in a book that will change the way we look at our medical establishment. In white coat, ellen rothman offers a vivid account of her four years at one of the best medical schools in the country, and opens the infamously closed door between patient and doctor.
White Coat: Becoming A Doctor At Harvard Medical School #ad - Used book in Good Condition. Used book in Good Condition. Each chapter taes us deeper into Dr. The house of God. She shares her horror at treating a patient with a flesh-eating skin infection, the anxiety of being "pimped" by doctors for information when doctors quiz students on anatomy and medicine, as well as the ultimate reward of making the transformation and of earning a doctor's white coat.
For readers of perri klass, and the millions of fans of ER, Richard Selzer, White Coat is a fascinating account of one woman's journey through school and into the high-stakes drama of the medical world.
ON CALLGriffin #ad - On call begins with a newly-minted doctor checking in for her first day of residency--wearing the long white coat of an MD and being called "Doctor" for the first time. Used book in Good Condition. Griffin. Nothing like this had ever happened to her before-it was a long way from books and labs. Used book in Good Condition.
Picador USA. This series of loosely interconnected scenes from the author's medical training concludes her residency three years later. During her first week as a student on the medical wards, Dr. Transue watched someone come into the emergency room in cardiac arrest and die. On call provides a window into the experience of patients at critical junctures in life and into the author's own experience as a new member of the medical profession.
ON CALL #ad - They range in scope from brief interactions in the clinic to prolonged relationships during hospitalization. Transue encountered in the hospital, ER and clinic; some are funny and others tragic. Emily transue arrives in Seattle to start her internship in Internal Medicine just after graduating from medical school.
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Intern: A Doctor's InitiationFarrar, Straus and Giroux #ad - He struggled to find a place among squadrons of cocky residents and doctors. Then, he became a patient himself―and came to see that today's high-tech, suddenly stricken, high-pressure medicine can be a humane science after all. Jauhar's beautifully written memoir explains the inner workings of modern medicine with rare candor and insight.
. Picador USA. Sandeep jauhar's story of his days and nights in residency at a busy hospital in New York City, a trial that led him to question his every assumption about medical care today. Residency―and especially its first year, the internship―is legendary for its brutality, and Jauhar's experience was even more harrowing than most.
Intern: A Doctor's Initiation #ad - The house of God. He challenged the practices of the internship in The New York Times, attracting the suspicions of the medical bureaucracy. He switched from physics to medicine in order to follow a more humane calling―only to find that his new profession often had little regard for patients' concerns. Used book in Good Condition.
Used book in Good Condition. Farrar Straus Giroux. Griffin. In jauhar's wise memoir of his two-year ordeal of doubt and sleep deprivation at a New York hospital, he takes readers to the heart of every young physician's hardest test: to become a doctor yet remain a human being.
Better: A Surgeon's Notes on PerformancePicador #ad - Picador USA. At once unflinching and compassionate, Better is an exhilarating journey, narrated by "arguably the best nonfiction doctor-writer around" Salon. Com. Picador USA. But nowhere is this drive to do better more important than in medicine, where lives may be on the line with any decision. Atul gawande, in riveting accounts of medical failure and triumph, examines, the New York Times bestselling author of Complications, how success is achieved in this complex and risk-filled profession.
Better: A Surgeon's Notes on Performance #ad - Used book in Good Condition. The house of God. National bestsellerthe struggle to perform well is universal: each of us faces fatigue, limited resources, and imperfect abilities in whatever we do. Farrar Straus Giroux. Used book in Good Condition. Griffin.