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. Who took over the anesthesiology after Dr. Ramirez was finished bagging and intubating a patient?
(a) A nurse-anesthesiologist.
(b) The patient's mother.
(c) The surgeon.
(d) A nurse.

2. What medical term does Konner use to describe his book?
(a) An orchid in the attic.
(b) A compensatory pause.
(c) A missed heartbeat.
(d) A radical treatment.

3. What specialty does Konner decide to follow?
(a) Pediatrics.
(b) Cardiology.
(c) Gynecology.
(d) Medical psychiatry.

4. What had happened to the woman who was rolled into the ER?
(a) Stabbing.
(b) Car accident.
(c) Pregnancy complications.
(d) Drug overdose.

5. What does Konner say Dr. Ruskin bragged about having spent the weekend doing?
(a) Playing golf.
(b) Sleeping.
(c) Chopping wood.
(d) Drinking.

6. Where was Melvin Konner a medical student?
(a) Beth Israel Hospital.
(b) Kings County Hospital.
(c) Galen Memorial Hospital.
(d) Bay State Hospital.

7. How does Konner characterize the other medical students?
(a) Burly.
(b) Naïve.
(c) Imposing.
(d) Indifferent.

8. What insight did Konner get over his break?
(a) He was sick, and saw illness from the patient's perspective.
(b) He traveled, and knew what it was like to be out of his element.
(c) He had heartburn, and saw that drugs fixed it immediately.
(d) His father was sick, and he saw the hospital through his eyes.

9. What kind of treatment was Katherine Ballard most interested in administering?
(a) Hypnosis therapy.
(b) Talking cure.
(c) Shock treatment.
(d) Drug treatment.

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

11. What does Konner say is typical of brain disease?
(a) Suicidal thoughts.
(b) Depression.
(c) Identity loss.
(d) Aggression.

12. What was Scott Lucas' role?
(a) To take blood.
(b) To test the woman's blood type.
(c) To get the woman's clothes off.
(d) To reinflate the woman's lung.

13. Why did Konner's procedure with the woman with gonorrhea take five times longer than the procedure should have taken?
(a) He was interested in the woman's story, and listened to her talk.
(b) He thought the woman's chart had been written up incorrectly.
(c) He tried to heal her emotionally.
(d) He was confused by the woman's symptoms, and it took him longer to rule out certain complications.

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

15. How does Konner characterize his teachers in the basic clinical skills classes?
(a) The most impersonal teachers he had.
(b) The least interesting teachers he ever had.
(c) The least successful teachers he ever had.
(d) The best teachers he had.

Short Answer Questions

1. What was Konner's Uncle Bobby's role in Konner's life?

2. What was patient Petey's diagnosis?

3. How did Freddy Robertson handle the woman's purple finger?

4. For how long has Konner wanted to study medicine?

5. What interest did Konner's medical training have in common with his previous training?

(see the answer keys)

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