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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. What is the immigrant neurosurgeon's rule, when Konner makes rounds with him?
2. Who confirmed the nurse-anesthesiologist's concern that a patient not be released immediately after surgery?
3. What behavior of John Williams' embarrassed Konner?
4. When was 'Becoming a Doctor' published?
5. What was the nature of the first operation in which Konner participated?
Short Essay Questions
1. What was Konner's experience in Africa, and what is its relation to Konner's current studies?
2. How does Konner characterize the anesthesiologist's job?
3. What mistake was made during gall bladder surgery on an obese woman, and what conclusion did this lead Konner to make?
4. What is borderline syndrome?
5. What was the controversy around the patient Ruskin operated on?
6. Describe Konner's first neurological examination.
7. How does Konner say that Marty Wentworth and Dr. Carter embarrassed themselves?
8. How did Konner experience the medical world on his vacation?
9. How is Konner different from the other students in his group?
10. How does Konner characterize his medical student colleagues?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
What are the qualities Konner admires in the doctors he works with? How do these doctors protect these traits in the profit-driven and pressure-driven hospital environment? How do they teach Konner and the other medical students to protect the human quality of medical care?
Essay Topic 2
What effect did medical training have on Konner as a man outside of medical training? How did his training affect his marriage and his family? What were his wife's views on his training? What are the advantages and disadvantages of keeping his personal life out of the book?
Essay Topic 3
Konner feels conflicted between psychoanalysis and psycho-pharmacology approaches to psychiatric treatment. How does he resolve this conflict within himself? What other conflicts does he feel, and how does he resolve them? Choose one and describe the reason for Konner's sense of self-conflict, as well as his method of resolving the conflict for himself.
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