Written by a young woman doctor, How to Survive Medical School offers sound and empathetic advice to all prospective M.D.'s-female and male, single and attached, from all ethnic and economic backgrounds. It also provides the inside story for those loved ones-who for better or for worse must live through the ordeal of medical school with students and for those health professionals who must work with them. Toni Martin's style, chock full of wry and revealing anecdotes and insights, is as appealing as her honesty, sensitivity, good sense, and good humor. She tackles all aspects of medical training and, just as important, the gritty realities of what it means to become a doctor, particularly what it takes for a minority woman to successfully infiltrate a white-male-dominated profession. She discusses the decision to pursue a career as a doctor. Then she copes with the application, acceptance, and elimination process, and proceeds through each of the very different and difficult years of medical school, internships, and residencies. Dr. Martin goes beyond formal training to talk about the start of private or group practice and the overwhelming financial headaches involved-just when you thought you finally had a reprieve; what it is like after being awake for thirty-six hours to try again and again to find a usable vein on the abused body of a junkie; the gut reaction you have the first time you single handedly save someone's life...or perhaps inadvertently let someone die. Yet she did survive, conquer and prosper, to become one of the most likable internists you could ever want to know.
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Book Description Holt Rinehart & Winston, 1983. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 1. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0030625394