Becoming a Doctor: A Journey of Initiation in Medical School Test | Lesson Plans Final Test - Hard

Melvin Konner
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Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What were surgeons going to correct in patient Laura's laparotomy?

2. What had Dr. Suskauer been before becoming the head of obstetrics?

3. What could Konner do for Stan while Barb was suffering complications?

4. What department was Richard Harrison head of?

5. What comment about Charlotte was red-penciled off her chart?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

What would a medical school, or medical industry run along Konner's ideas look like? Would it be profitable? Would it be better or worse than the industry he was indoctrinated into? Does Konner offer his critiques for the purpose of designing a better system?

Essay Topic 2

Write a character sketch of the author based on his style and content. What values does he hold dear? What are his hopes and fears? What kind of person do you think he is? Anchor your sketch in passages in the book.

Essay Topic 3

What is missing from this book? What should have been covered or presented that was not? What is the effect of this absence? Describe an element that ought to have been covered, and explain why it would have made the book stronger.

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