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 optimism does Konner retain in the end?

2. What was John Brandt's approach, which influenced Konner?

3. How does Konner say Dr. Greenspan was embroiled in a controversy?

4. When did Konner begin his gynecology rotation?

5. How had Barb's midwife treated the condition that formed the complications?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

How would you characterize Konner's critique of the medical world? Is it too anecdotal? Is it objective? Is it credible? What solutions does he offer to the problems he describes?

Essay Topic 2

Which person or scene exemplifies everything Konner loves about medicine? Which person or scene exemplifies everything he loathed about the medical industry? Using examples from the text, describe the scenes or character that consolidate Konner's feelings about his training.

Essay Topic 3

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?

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