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Becoming a Doctor: A Journey of Initiation in Medical School Study Questions & Topics for Discussion

Melvin Konner
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Topics for Discussion

Identify, list and describe the departments and specialties Konner rotated through during the clinical stage of his medical education.

Explain and discuss the medical significance of the term "compensatory pause" and explain how Konner applies that term in his own medical education and writing career.

Identify, list and describe four physician instructors during his preclinical period who impressed Konner and explain the reasons they impressed him.

Identify and describe the procedure and purpose for which a patient is intubated. Have you or anyone you know been intubated? Describe the experience.

Identify and describe the significance of the time Konner took with removing stitches from the woman who tested positive for gonorrhea. How does this experience fit with his overall ideas and attitudes about medicine and healing?

Describe and discuss the significance of Dr. Brennan's neurosurgical skills on Edward's brain after six brain test tube samples tested negative...

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This section contains 394 words
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