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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 was John Brandt's approach, which influenced Konner?
2. What was the topic of the article titled 'Med School, Heal Thyself'?
3. How does Konner characterize obstetrics?
4. What could Konner do for Stan while Barb was suffering complications?
5. What brought about an improvement in Charlotte's condition?
Short Essay Questions
1. What condition was patient Charlotte suffering from?
2. What made John Brandt one of Konner's heroes?
3. What does Konner say Dr. Suskauer recommended for delivering babies?
4. How did Konner violate the rules of obstetrics under Chief Resident Caggiola?
5. Describe Konner's last elective rotation.
6. Describe Konner's conversation with the friend who wanted to apply to med school.
7. How does Konner characterize Dr. Greenspan, and the controversy Dr. Greenspan was embroiled in?
8. How does Konner characterize pathology and its place in the spectrum of medical services?
9. What was unique about Konner's first week in obstetrics?
10. What is RPTA, and how did it affect Konner?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Would you recommend 'Becoming a Doctor'? For what purposes would you recommend 'Becoming a Doctor,' and to what type of reader would you recommend it ? What other book would you recommend that would cover the same material or tell the same story in a different way?
Essay Topic 2
Konner's book was published in 1987, before a lot of 'gene therapies' were explored and developed. How do you think Konner would respond to the new science of genetics, which tries to explain human behavior through genetic analysis?
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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