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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. How does Konner characterize the anesthesiologist?
2. What behavior of John Williams' embarrassed Konner?
3. How many medical students was Konner grouped with for his rotation in psychiatry?
4. What did Konner think was unrealistic about the doctor he saw on TV?
5. What did the article Konner find in his last week of surgery argue?
Short Essay Questions
1. How does Konner say brain disease affects a person's personality?
2. What explanation does Konner give for why he wrote this book?
3. How does Konner characterize the split between theories of psychiatric medicine?
4. What was Konner's second experience in anesthesiology like?
5. How does Konner describe his first experience anesthetizing a patient?
6. What were Konner's reasons fro becoming a doctor?
7. What are Konner's feelings about surgery?
8. Describe Konner's first neurological examination.
9. What does Konner say he finds unrealistic in TV doctor dramas?
10. How does Konner say that he dealt with Bigelow, the street person?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
What emotionally difficult experiences does he learn to handle, in his time in med school? What are his coping mechanisms? How does he deal, for instance, with the desire for profit among doctors and insurance companies? How does he deal with the bureaucratic complications in getting patients cared for? How does he deal with the problems of other people's personalities, and authorities?
Essay Topic 2
How does Konner balance scientific medicine against humanitarian interest in his experience as a medical student? How does his balance differ from or resemble the balance other medical students strike?
Essay Topic 3
Describe a case in which Konner or someone else broke the hospital rules in a treatment or patient contact. What risks were associated with breaking rules, and what mechanism was there to guarantee that rules were followed? What makes it acceptable to break the rules, or depart from standard protocols of care? What do you think Konner would say is lost if doctors are not allowed to do this?
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