Becoming a Consummate Clinician: What Every Student, House Officer and Hospital Practitioner Needs to Knowby Ary L. Goldberger
With hospital medicine growing rapidly in both scale and complexity, the learning curve for students is steeper, while experienced physicians are often called upon to act as mentors and caregivers in areas outside their primary fields of expertise. Becoming a Consummate Clinician, an exciting new book in the series Hospital Medicine: Current Concepts,/i>… See more details below
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With hospital medicine growing rapidly in both scale and complexity, the learning curve for students is steeper, while experienced physicians are often called upon to act as mentors and caregivers in areas outside their primary fields of expertise. Becoming a Consummate Clinician, an exciting new book in the series Hospital Medicine: Current Concepts, describes in practical terms how clinicians and students can think more critically and act more insightfully in this era of information expansion and time compression. Developed for hospital-based clinicians and physicians-in-training, the book provides a road map for navigating key challenges in real-life medical practice related to assessing, integrating, and presenting clinical information. Clearly formatted and easily accessible, the book:
- Fully integrates and emphasizes error avoidance and reduction
- Highlights uses and limitations of algorithmic and evidence-based medicine in medical decision-making
- Details effective strategies for looking and “re-looking” at biomedical data
- Explains essential do’s and don’ts of medicalpractice, from patient history and exam to differential diagnoses
- Describes best practices and pitfalls of gathering, processing, and communicating medical information
- Presents strategies for attending physicians to develop the critical thinking skills of their trainees
Featuring real-world clinical examples, this concise, down-to-earth text is written to help both practitioners and students improve their overall clinical performance, and learn to communicate effectively with members of the caregiving team.
Meet the Author
Ary L. Goldberger, MD, is Director of the Rey Laboratory and Professor of Medicine at the Harvard Medical School. He is Program Director of the Research Resource for Complex Physiologic Signals, which is funded by the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering and the National Institute of General Medical Sciences of the National Institutes of Health. He is also a core faculty member of the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard.
Zachary D. Goldberger, MD, MS,is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Internal Medicine in the Division of Cardiology at Harborview Medical Center/University of Washington Medical School, in Seattle, WA. He received his medical degree from Yale University School of Medicine and then completed his Internal Medicine training at the University of Washington. He completed a fellowship in cardiovascular medicine at the University of Michigan, where he was a 2010-2012 Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholar.
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