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Description - The Yale Guide to Careers in Medicine and the Health Professions by Professor Robert M. Donaldson, Jr.

Can I become a doctor? Should I? How can I find out? What is it like to be in medical school? What other careers in the health field might be right for me? What are the satisfactions and pitfalls of a career in medicine? This is a guide for anyone pondering a career in medicine or a related health profession. It contains the firsthand advice of men and women working in the health field today. These diverse professionals describe how and why they made their career choices and what the journey has been like. They tell their stories with candour and humour, sharing their personal circumstances, experiences, uncertainties and triumphs. More than 70 medical and health professionals, including physicians, biomedical researchers, nurses, chiropractors, medical sociologists and others, contribute to the volume. They represent many individual viewpoints and speak from different stages of their careers. The distilled wisdom of this group should convey comprehensively and openly what it means to choose a career in medicine.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780300100297
ISBN-10: 0300100299
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 152mm x mm)
Pages: 496
Imprint: Yale University Press
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publish Date: 1-Apr-2003
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Professor Robert M. Donaldson, Jr.

Robert M. Donaldson is David Paige Smith Professor of Medicine Emeritus, Yale University School of Medicine. Kathleen S. Lundgren is editorial fellow, Institution for Social and Policy Studies, Yale University. Howard Spiro is Professor of Medicine Emeritus, Yale University School of Medicine.