Becoming a Doctor: A Journey of Initiation in Medical School Test | Mid-Book Test - Easy

Melvin Konner
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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What did interns do after rounds?
(a) Wait for patients to come in.
(b) Write up the rounds.
(c) Begin assignments.
(d) Start to study.

2. What did the article Konner find in his last week of surgery argue?
(a) Malpractice insurance was raising the cost of everyone's care.
(b) Science came before patients in medical schools.
(c) America's standard of care was lower than most industrial nations'.
(d) Pharmaceutical companies were paying doctors to perform unsafe procedures.

3. What did Dr. Brennan take from Gerald Edwards' body during surgery?
(a) A bullet.
(b) A tumor.
(c) An abscess.
(d) A paper clip.

4. When did walk-rounds begin in the Emergency Ward?
(a) 8:00 p.m.
(b) 6:30 a.m.
(c) 4 a.m.
(d) Twelve noon.

5. What did the surgeon order Konner to get rid of because it would be useless?
(a) A cigarette.
(b) A stethoscope.
(c) A leather medical bag.
(d) A fountain pen.

6. How does Konner characterize shock therapy?
(a) Mild compared with surgery.
(b) Violent and dehumanizing.
(c) Non-invasive.
(d) Ineffectual.

7. How does Konner characterize Dr. Ringler?
(a) Ambitious.
(b) Sensitive and much loved.
(c) Incompetent.
(d) Arrogant.

8. What was Konner's status during the anecdote that opens the book?
(a) Intern.
(b) Observer.
(c) Med student.
(d) Doctor.

9. 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 clean syringe.
(d) A bottle of alcohol.

10. Where do first-year medical students' clinical experiences take place?
(a) Large hospital groups.
(b) By shadowing individual doctors.
(c) One-on-one tutorials.
(d) Small hospital groups.

11. How did Dr. Feldstein make an impression on Konner?
(a) By his patience and insight.
(b) By his calm under pressure.
(c) By describing successes with radical procedures.
(d) By presenting a contrasting range of patients.

12. What was the nature of the first operation in which Konner participated?
(a) Heart surgery.
(b) Brain surgery.
(c) Gall bladder surgery.
(d) Skin surgery.

13. How long does Konner say it took for the motorcycle accident victim to recover enough to be transferred to O.R.?
(a) Fifty minutes.
(b) Fifteen hours.
(c) Fifteen seconds.
(d) Fifteen minutes.

14. What kinds of experiences prevent medical students from looking forward to initial encounters with patients?
(a) Car accidents.
(b) Phobias.
(c) Prior experience as a nurse or volunteer.
(d) Severe illnesses.

15. What distinguished Peter Byron's patient care?
(a) He was incompetent and his heavy drinking obscured his medicine.
(b) He was brusque and aloof.
(c) He went out of his way to take care of his patients and their families.
(d) He was gentle and non-disruptive.

Short Answer Questions

1. What specialty does Konner decide to follow?

2. What is 'bagging' a patient?

3. What was Konner's previous training in?

4. Where was Melvin Konner a medical student?

5. What kind of treatment was Katherine Ballard most interested in administering?

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