ERIC Number: ED417689
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998
Surviving Medical School.
Coombs, Robert Holman
This book for students contemplating medical school and medical students in postgraduate training is based on in-depth interviews with medical students at various stages of training. Each chapter also includes insights on the chapter topic by Bernard Virshup. Chapters address the following topics: (1) anticipation--the need for realistic expectations; (2) the first year--coping with the workload and self-doubts; (3) student diversity--special problems faced by minority students; (4) the second year--reevaluating career goals; (5) relationships-- medical school and marriage; (6) the third year--moving into the "doctor" role through clinical activities; (7) challenging issues--coping with medical errors; (8) fourth year--senior metamorphosis and specialization; and (9) graduation and the future--residency, fellowship training, medical practice, and retirement. (Individual chapters contain reference notes.) (DB)
Descriptors: Career Choice, Higher Education, Medical Schools, Medical Students, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Student Adjustment, Student Development
Sage Publications, Inc., 2455 Teller Road, Thousand Oaks, CA 91320; phone: 805-499-0721; fax: 805-499-0871; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org (cloth: ISBN-0-7619-0528-6; paperback: ISBN-0-7619-0529-4, $23.50).
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Learner
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Note: "Insights" commentaries by Bernard Virshup.