Becoming a Doctor: A Journey of Initiation in Medical School Quiz | Eight Week Quiz D

Melvin Konner
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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Psychiatry: The Mind-Body Problem.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What is the prognosis for the patients Konner sees under Dr. Burdick?
(a) They can be released after a talking cure identifies and cures their neurosis.
(b) They will not return to normal lives.
(c) They will likely spend the rest of their lives in and out of hospitals.
(d) They may improve and be discharged with drugs.

2. What outcome has Dr. Burdick tried to prevent in his practice?
(a) Keeping patients in the hospital indefinitely.
(b) Returning patients to the general public.
(c) Letting patients bounce around between different wards and hospitals.
(d) Discharging patients to mental hospitals.

3. What did Konner find for the street person who came in with a minor injury?
(a) A place to stay.
(b) An empty bed.
(c) A bottle of alcohol.
(d) A clean syringe.

4. What behavior of John Williams' embarrassed Konner?
(a) He callously described a patient's discomfort to a group of interns.
(b) He was known to have affairs with the staff.
(c) He walked away from a patient's question.
(d) He told a patient abruptly that they only had a few months to live.

5. Why was Konner distressed by the first part of the National Medical Board Examinations?
(a) He was afraid that he would not get a higher score than his class rival.
(b) He was not confident that he could score above the middle of the class.
(c) He did not know if he would be able to get a scholarship.
(d) He was afraid that he would not pass.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the immigrant neurosurgeon's rule, when Konner makes rounds with him?

2. How many medical students was Konner grouped with for his rotation in psychiatry?

3. How does Konner characterize surgeons?

4. What kinds of experiences prevent medical students from looking forward to initial encounters with patients?

5. How does Konner characterize the other medical students?

(see the answer key)

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