Harvard Med: The Story behind America's Premier Medical School and the Making of America's Doctors

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Who is accepted to Harvard Medical School? Who does the selecting? What qualities (besides academic excellence) do they look for in an applicant? What is it like, day in and day out, to be one of the future physicians or researchers trying to survive in its grip? How has the school reformulated its purpose and reformed its methods through its long history? These and virtually every other significant question readers may have about one of the world's premier medical schools are answered in Harvard Med, an ...
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Overview

Who is accepted to Harvard Medical School? Who does the selecting? What qualities (besides academic excellence) do they look for in an applicant? What is it like, day in and day out, to be one of the future physicians or researchers trying to survive in its grip? How has the school reformulated its purpose and reformed its methods through its long history? These and virtually every other significant question readers may have about one of the world's premier medical schools are answered in Harvard Med, an engagingly written, anecdotal, always candid profile of an institution informally known as The Medical School of America.

"...a well-written, anecdotal, and candid, account of the history of one of the premier medical schools in the world ...he traces a group of students through their education while examining how Harvard has evolved to its present state

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Langone's loose, brisk narrative should be required reading for anyone seeking admission to Harvard Medical School, and it will enlighten anyone curious about how doctors are made. A former medical journalist with Discover, he is refreshingly candid (``right now... the third-year students are strictly fumblers and dilettantes, ham-handed impostors even...''). He sits in on tutorials, lab work and dissections of cadavers; interviews faculty and the school's director of admissions; and follows a dozen or so students as they cope with grueling pressures and rites of passage. He also frankly discusses the school's ``glass ceilings,'' which bar women and minorities from full professorships and departmental chairs, and he explores how Harvard Medical School students, residents and faculty, as well as affiliated hospitals and clinics, are attempting to close the gap between caregivers and patients by teaching empathy, disease prevention and health promotion. (June)
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The inside dope from a medical journalist.
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  • ISBN-13: 9781558506107
  • Publisher: Adams Media Corporation
  • Publication date: 3/1/1995
  • Pages: 365
  • Product dimensions: 5.52 (w) x 8.46 (h) x 1.03 (d)

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