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Surviving Medical School

Surviving Medical School

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Clinical Medicine

March 1998 | 208 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Based on years of studying and working with medical students Surviving Medical School offers an orientation to the hectic, anxious area of medical education and practical advice for thriving in that environment.

Topics covered include: students' expectations in relation to intellectual and emotional capacities; career doubt and alienation; clinical experience; physician fallibility, internships; and professional practice.

Are My Expectations Realistic?

First Year
Am I Smart Enough?

Student Diversity
Who Are All These People?

Second Year
Do I Really Want To Do This?

Am I Married to Medicine?

Third Year
Who's the Real Doc Here?

Challenging Issues
What if I Make a Mistake

Fourth Year
Will I Ever Know Enough?

What Happens Next?


Robert Holman Coombs

As a young man, Bob served two years in Virginia and North Carolina as a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Afterwards he continued his studies at the University of Utah, where he majored in sociology and philosophy, receiving his bachelor's degree in 1958. There he met the love of his life, Carol Jean Cook, who was Bob’s right arm throughout his distinguished career at UCLA. Bob and Carol Jean were married in May of 1958. Bob then served in the Army and earned a master's degree from the University of Utah in 1959, followed by a Ph.D. in sociology from Washington State University in 1964. He and Carol Jean... More About Author

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ISBN: 9780761905288