Becoming a Doctor: A Journey of Initiation in Medical School Test | Final 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 starts the day in the gynecology rotation?
(a) Rounds.
(b) Surgery.
(c) Outpatients.
(d) Paperwork.

2. How does Konner say Dr. Brass reacted to his work?
(a) She corrected it.
(b) She praised it.
(c) She nit-picked it.
(d) She ignored it.

3. How was Konner involved in the birth of Barbara and Stan's second child?
(a) He was on call throughout the home birth.
(b) He introduced them to each other.
(c) He recommended the nurse-midwives.
(d) He performed the delivery.

4. What was the patient outcome of the treatment Dr. Brass recommended?
(a) The Pickwickian syndrome resolved.
(b) Additional surgery.
(c) Death.
(d) Arm damage.

5. What was Dr. Brass' reaction when Konner talked to her about her management style?
(a) She saw his point of view.
(b) She berated him.
(c) She apologized.
(d) She kept him awake.

6. What causes Pickwickian syndrome?
(a) Thyroid imbalance.
(b) Obesity.
(c) Traumatic experiences.
(d) Brain degeneration.

7. What part of child birth didn't Konner like?
(a) The sterile hospital environment.
(b) The fathers' sympathetic sufferings.
(c) The women's pain.
(d) The doctors' arrogance.

8. What are Konner's feelings about abortion?
(a) He refrains from making a judgment.
(b) He is appalled by it.
(c) He things it is understandable and acceptable.
(d) He sees it as a necessary evil.

9. What does Konner say Dr. Brass criticized him for?
(a) Explaining the doctors' decisions to a patient.
(b) Talking with a patient.
(c) Cleaning up after a patient.
(d) Making a patient more comfortable.

10. What optimism does Konner retain in the end?
(a) Healing is possible.
(b) Human beings will be good to one another.
(c) Patients will heal themselves.
(d) Even an incompetent doctor is better than no doctor at all.

11. Where does Konner work on his non-surgical afternoons?
(a) The outpatient gynecological lab.
(b) The emergency room.
(c) The library.
(d) The family planning clinic.

12. What field did Konner study after OB/GYN?
(a) Neuropathology.
(b) Cardiology.
(c) Oncology.
(d) Gastroenterology.

13. What was the treatment Dr. Brass recommended for the Pickwickian syndrome case?
(a) Surgery.
(b) An anti-cancer drug.
(c) Antipsychotic drugs.
(d) Talk therapy.

14. What kind of approach did Dr. Harrison rule out for Charlotte?
(a) Psychiatry.
(b) Neurology.
(c) Cardiology.
(d) Psychopharmacology.

15. What does Konner say about Charlotte?
(a) She dominated his last six weeks in his third year.
(b) Her case convinced him to get out of medicine.
(c) She gave him a reason to continue practicing medicine.
(d) She inspired him to write about his experiences.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the fourth year of med school designed to do?

2. What department was Richard Harrison head of?

3. How had Barb's midwife treated the condition that formed the complications?

4. What sense does Konner say he had as he entered his fourth and final year of med school?

5. What did the residents explain to the daughter of the woman suffering with terminal cancer?

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