Becoming A Doctor: From Student To Specialist, Doctor-writers Share Their Experienc by Lee GutkindBecoming A Doctor: From Student To Specialist, Doctor-writers Share Their Experienc by Lee Gutkind

Becoming A Doctor: From Student To Specialist, Doctor-writers Share Their Experienc

byLee Gutkind

Paperback | July 12, 2011

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In 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.
Lee Gutkind is the founder and editor of the literary journal Creative Nonfiction and a pioneer in the field of narrative nonfiction. Gutkind is also the editor of In Fact and Becoming a Doctor, the author of Almost Human, and has written books about baseball, health care, travel, and technology. A Distinguished Writer in Residence at ...
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Title:Becoming A Doctor: From Student To Specialist, Doctor-writers Share Their ExperiencFormat:PaperbackDimensions:240 pages, 8.2 × 5.5 × 0.62 inPublished:July 12, 2011Publisher:WW NortonLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0393334554

ISBN - 13:9780393334555

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great book - full of stories that illustrate the reality of practicing medicine I bought this book last week - I could not put it book down, and finished it in one day. The book consists of stories from a range of doctors who share their experiences in the time between being a medical student to becoming a specialist. The stories are very enlightening and expose the realities of practicing medicine (the good, bad, and the ugly!) and the triumphs along the way. Highly recommend!
Date published: 2017-02-09

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“Medical students and medical professionals will enjoy these perspectives on their profession; they will likely encounter or have encountered many of the obstacles narrated.” — Library Journal“It seems unjust that a person should be endowed with a mind that can craft beautiful sentences and master all the information needed to graduate from medical school. But that’s the case with many of the physician writers in .” — Rachel Saslow (Washington Post)“[Gutkind] selects 19 men and women who bravely, often lyrically, demonstrate that they are ‘ordinary people engaged in an extraordinary profession.’” — Publishers Weekly