Becoming a Doctor: From Student to Specialist, Doctor-Writers Share Their Experiences

Becoming a Doctor: From Student to Specialist, Doctor-Writers Share Their Experiences

by Lee Gutkind (Editor)
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Becoming a Doctor: From Student to Specialist, Doctor-Writers Share Their Experiences by Lee Gutkind

Physicians recount true, personal stories from their professional lives in this inspired anthology by new and known writers.
In this poignant collection, doctors who are writers (and vice versa) relate their real-life journeys from intern to specialist, student to teacher, reflecting on the rewards, disillusionments, and triumphs encountered along the way. Featuring a wide array of distinguished voices, including Peter Kramer, Kay Redfield Jamison, Robert Coles, Lauren Slater, Sandeep Jauhar, and Perri Klass, these original stories create a vivid mural of the medical world and provide invaluable insight for both doctors in training and longtime physicians. Becoming a Doctor portrays the broad arc of a doctor’s life, from a medical student’s uneasy first encounter with a cadaver and her realization that the experience’s redemption will lie ahead in the lives saved, to a resident’s reliance on dance during her grueling year in an inner-city hospital, and a veteran doctor’s profound ruminations on what it means to really listen to a patient’s story.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780393334555
Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date: 07/11/2011
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 420,200
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Lee Gutkind is the founder and editor of the literary journal Creative Nonfiction and a pioneer in the field of narrative nonfiction. Gutkind is also the editor of In Fact and Becoming a Doctor, the author of Almost Human, and has written books about baseball, health care, travel, and technology. A Distinguished Writer in Residence at Arizona State University, he lives in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and Tempe, Arizona.

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Becoming a Doctor: From Student to Specialist, Doctor-Writers Share Their Experiences 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
An amazing book it shows what u need to be a docter. A very responsible task
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this book. I found it comprehensive and useful to understand what it means to become a doctor. I think that it might also be a good read for all those people who want to understand better their physicians. I think it gives everyone a real appreciation of the medical profession and what it means to become a doctor.