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

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 2

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 3

What are the different narrative threads Konner weaves throughout 'Becoming a Doctor'? One is the simple chronological experience of med school. What developments take place, and how does Konner's personality, or how do his attitudes about medicine or illness or his own identity change throughout the course of the book? Where do these themes intersect? How are they developed?

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