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Becoming a Doctor: A Journey of Initiation in Medical School Summary
Melvin Konner

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Becoming a Doctor: A Journey of Initiation in Medical School Summary

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Melvin Konner's autobiographical story Becoming a Doctor: A Journey of Initiation in Medical School was published in 1987 based on his experiences at Galen Memorial Hospital. He had just completed his two-year course of study at Flexner Medical School affiliated with the hospital. Konner was an anthropologist who earned his Ph.D. by the time he was twenty-five. Subsequently he did two years of anthropological research in Africa and taught six years as a Harvard University professor when he decided to become a medical student. At 33 years-old he had reflected on his life and still wanted to be a doctor. He considered this continuing late-age desire as proof of his "motivation to study medicine." His Uncle Bobby was a general practitioner in Brooklyn where his influence affected Konner's goals then and apparently continued into his adulthood.

He was in his mid-thirties with a successful career as author, anthropologist and...

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