What I Learned in Medical School: Personal Stories of Young Doctors

Synopsis

"A heartfelt, sincere, and broad-ranging collection of voices from the depths of struggle in medical education. You will find here doubts, anger, surprise, sometimes naivete--and you will also find hope."--Atul Gawande, M.D., author of "Complications: A Surgeon's Notes on an Imperfect Science

"This vibrant collection celebrates the diversity of medical trainees' experiences and brings to the forefront voices too often marginalized in medicine. Testament to the changing face of the profession, this volume reminds both healers and patients that medicine's strengths arise from the rich variety of its practitioners."--Sayantani DasGupta, MD, MPH, author of "Her Own Medicine: A Woman's Journey from Student to Doctor "

"The book has tremendous educational value and could be used as a catalyst for change."--Maureen S. O'Leary, MBA, RN, Executive Director of the Gay and Lesbian Medical Association

"In these beautifully written and deeply honest essays, medical students share a commitment to humanity that heals the wounds of isolation and reveals the power of diversity in the service of life. "What I Learned in Medical School "is a special book. Read it. It will make you proud to know your doctor."--Rachel Naomi Remen, author of"Kitchen Table Wisdom "

"An intriguing collection of strong and varied voices from the next generation of doctors. The narratives in this book challenge our assumptions about medical education and what makes a good physician, while reminding us, by their power, variety, and sincerity, of the many different roads that can be followed into medicine. The reader comes away with an appreciation for the richness and complexity that broadening the traditional profile ofmedicine and doctors brings to the profession and its practices."--Perri Klass, MD, author of "A Not Entirely Benign Procedure: Four Years as a Medical Student "

"This wonderful, thoughtful, and sometimes bitterly humorous

Additional information

Includes content by:
  • Joycelyn Elders
  • Eddy V. Nguyen
  • Melanie M. Watkins
  • Nick Rubashkin
  • Paul M. Lantos
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Berkeley, CA
Publication year:
  • 2004