Becoming a Doctor: Reflections

Becoming a Doctor: Reflections

by Therese Zink
     
 
Caring for patients is a privilege. Learning how to assist and watch patients as they grapple with the challenges and joys life dishes out is a process. If we are paying attention, we gain insights into our own struggles. Medical students from across Minnesota reflect on their experiences in the anatomy lab and the library, on the hospital wards and in clinic exam

Overview

Caring for patients is a privilege. Learning how to assist and watch patients as they grapple with the challenges and joys life dishes out is a process. If we are paying attention, we gain insights into our own struggles. Medical students from across Minnesota reflect on their experiences in the anatomy lab and the library, on the hospital wards and in clinic exam rooms. Their musings represent the universal experience of learning to negotiate the path of becoming a physician. Discussion questions are included.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781477568668
Publisher:
CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date:
06/24/2012
Pages:
86
Sales rank:
952,512
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.18(d)

Meet the Author

For the last ten years, Dr. Therese Zink, a family physician, has written award-winning stories on doctoring that have been published in both literary and medical journals and anthologies. She is the editor of The Country Doctor Revisited: A 21st Century Reader (Kent State University, 2010), stories, poems and essays about rural health care today. www.thecountrydoctorrevisited.com
She encourages and assists medical students with reflection on their experiences as student doctors, writing and publishing their narratives. She cares for patients, teaches, does research and works as a professor in the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health at the University of Minnesota. A national expert on family violence, she has received foundation and government funding to examine how health care providers can improve care of families living with violence. She serves on the Governor's Health Care Reform Task Force (2011-12). In 2012, she received the Distinguished Educator award from the National Rural Health Association.
Her goal in assembling this unique collection was to provide a literary portrait of the many steps along the path to becoming a physician. Voices from medical students across Minnesota reflect on the challenge, privilege and joy of learning to negotiate the path. Dr. Zink's hope is that the collection will inspire other medical students, reinvigorate those in practice and delight readers.

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