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Yale Guide to Careers in Medicine and the Health Professions Pathways to Medicine in the 21st Century

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ISBN-10: 0300100299

ISBN-13: 9780300100297

Edition: 2003

Authors: Robert M. Donaldson, Kathleen S. Lundgren, Howard M. Spiro

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More than 70 physicians, biomedical researchers, nurses, chiropractors, medical sociologists & others have contributed to this volume, describing how & why they have made their career choices & what it means to choose a career in modern medicine.
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Book details

List price: $47.00
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publication date: 4/10/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 496
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.496
Language: English

Preface
Acknowledgments
Contemplating a Career in Medicine
A History Major: Why I Wish to Attend Medical School
An English Major: Coming into Medicine
A Science and Humanities Major: Listening
A Pre-Med Major: Tackling the Pre-Med Decision
A Science and Humanities Major: The Inspiration of Purpose
Preparing for Medical School
A Hospital Chief of Staff: The Medical School Decision
A Premedical Advisor: On Applying to Medical School
The Chairman of an Admissions Committee: Preparing for Medical School
The Director of an M.D./Ph.D. Program: The Purpose of M.D./Ph.D. Programs
A Conscious Evolution in Medical Education
A Surgical Resident: In Service to Nation and Medicine
A Medical Resident: Preparing for Medical School--The Four-Year Plan
A Psychiatrist: Becoming a Psychiatrist
A Cardiologist: Character Counts
A Former Medical School Dean: Learning in the Twenty-First Century
Training to Become a Doctor
Medical School
An Overview of Medical School Education
Beginning Medical School
Choosing the M.D./Ph.D. Program
The First Clinical Year
Teaching Medical Students
Advising Medical Students
Residency and Graduate Study
The Ups and Downs of Residency
A Resident's Night in the ER
A Chief Resident Reminisces
The Inspiration of Medicine and Research
Balancing Research and Medicine
Professing Medicine
Medicine as a Profession
A Physician's Character
Faithful Physician
The Humanities and Medicine
Medicine as a Calling
International Health and Human Rights
Women in Medicine
Embracing Diversity, Overcoming Adversity
Civil Rights, Civil Medicine
Transitions in Medical Life
Growing Old in Medicine
Practicing Medicine
The Future of Internal Medicine
Coming to Surgery from Many Directions
Surgery: High Stakes, High Rewards
Practicing Pediatrics
A Day in the Life of a Woman in Medicine (The "XX Files")
The World of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Practicing Psychiatry
The Future of Diagnostic Imaging
The Role of the Pathologist in Clinical Medicine
Genetics and Medicine
Practicing in the Health Professions
Nursing: One Field, Many Arenas
A Man's Experience in Nursing
Modern Midwifery
How I Became a Physician Assistant
The Art of the Apothecary
A Lawyer in a Medical Environment
Applied Ethics in Medicine: Faith and Process
Mental Health at the Margins of Society
Three Rules of the Road: A Social Worker's Lessons
My Life in Medical Social Work
A Career in Public Health
Coming to Medicine Through Anthropology
Lessons from the History of Medicine
Coming to Medicine Through Health Psychology
Why I Chose Chiropractic
Some Musings About Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Conducting Biomedical Research
On Being and Becoming a Physician-Scientist
A Bioethicist Concerned with Research Involving Humans as Subjects
Conducting Patient-Centered Research
A Career as Physician-Scientist: Is It Worth the Effort?
The Path to Laboratory Research
Medical Informatics: Computers and Patient Care
The Rewards of a Life in Science
Becoming a Physician-Executive
The Role of the Physician-Executive in Health Care Management
The Role of Physician-Executive in the Pharmaceutical Industry
Thinking about Medical Writing
Excerpts from How We Die
Excerpts from The Exact Location of the Soul
Contributors
Index
Credits