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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What condition does Konner's Uncle Dave suffer?

2. What objection does Konner make to the training of physicians?

3. What does Konner say about Charlotte?

4. What rule prevented Konner from attending as many births as possible?

5. How long had Konner spent in Obstetrics?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

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.

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 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?

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