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 brought about an improvement in Charlotte's condition?
(a) Relocation to a long-term facility.
(b) Termination of antipsychotic drugs.
(c) Talking therapy.
(d) New medication, and surgery.

2. What does Konner say he brought with him as a university professor?
(a) A spiritual view of healing.
(b) Bias against science.
(c) Distrust of authority.
(d) Strong feelings about teaching methods.

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 recommended the nurse-midwives.
(c) He introduced them to each other.
(d) He performed the delivery.

4. What condition gave Konner cause for concern in his friend's pregnancy?
(a) Alcoholism in the family.
(b) Ambiguous ultrasounds.
(c) High risk of Down syndrome.
(d) Hypertension.

5. How long was Konner away from the hospital for, as a result of this nomination?
(a) 24 hours.
(b) 36 hours.
(c) 48 hours.
(d) 18 hours.

6. How did Dr. Harrison rate Konner's performance?
(a) Insufficient.
(b) Satisfactory.
(c) Near excellent.
(d) High pass.

7. What department was Richard Harrison head of?
(a) Neurology.
(b) Psychiatry.
(c) Cardiology.
(d) Gastroenterology.

8. What could Konner do for Stan while Barb was suffering complications?
(a) Contact experts in the field.
(b) Provide emotional support.
(c) Commandeer nurses and hospital resources.
(d) Translate medical jargon.

9. What sense does Konner say he had as he entered his fourth and final year of med school?
(a) Struggling.
(b) Starting from scratch.
(c) Coasting.
(d) Flailing.

10. What was patient Laura a candidate for?
(a) Mandatory sterilization.
(b) Cesarean section delivery.
(c) Radiation treatment.
(d) In vitro fertilization.

11. What caused RPTA for Konner?
(a) Dr. Brass humiliated him in front of other medical students.
(b) He belittled another medical student in front of a patient.
(c) He misdiagnosed a patient's neurological disorder.
(d) No one asked about his absence or the award.

12. What does Konner wonder at, during one of his deliveries?
(a) Women can survive the pain of labor.
(b) Hospitals are even required for child birth.
(c) So many American women were routinely anaesthetized during birth.
(d) Babies can survive compression to pass through the birth canal.

13. What was the danger of the treatment Dr. Brass recommended?
(a) Infection and destruction of a limb.
(b) The patient develops a tolerance to the drug.
(c) Suicidal thoughts.
(d) Gangrene.

14. Why was Konner's condition ironic?
(a) He had been telling mothers to push as if they were going to the bathroom, and now felt that same urge.
(b) He had been telling people how to live healthy lives, and his own unhealthy habits were catching up with him.
(c) He had been treating all kinds of conditions, but he fell victim to a stress-induced skeletal-muscular injury.
(d) He had been healthier than ever during his time in medical school, but he could not escape a common cold.

15. What gave Konner an emotional boost during his rotation with Dr. Brass?
(a) Getting a National Book Award.
(b) Getting a good evaluation.
(c) Selling his book proposal for 'Becoming a Doctor'.
(d) Being called into a friend's birth.

Short Answer Questions

1. What was Harrison's specialty?

2. What was Dr. Harold Greenspan's field?

3. How does Konner say Dr. Downing responded to the woman whose sixty-five year old mother had just died?

4. How long had Konner spent in Obstetrics?

5. Why was patient Geraldine's DNR order ignored?

(see the answer keys)

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