Navigation Links
Beneath the Short White Coat: A Medical Student Reveals All
Date:12/2/2009

Award-winning author James A. Feinstein, MD, has just released his first full-length book, Short White Coat: Lessons from Patients on Becoming a Doctor, that traces his wild path through the third year of medical school--the grueling clinical year.

PHILADELPHIA, PA (PRWEB) December 2, 2009 -- Most people will, at some point or another, either find themselves dressed in a tiny hospital gown or staring at someone else dressed in a tiny hospital gown. Whether from the perspective of a patient, a family member, or a medical professional, we all have a significant stake in the process of medical education. While numerous memoirs recount physicians' grueling experiences during residency, few focus on the even more formative portion of medical training: the third year of medical school--the clinical year. Short White Coat: Lessons from Patients on Becoming a Doctor is the disarmingly honest, yet endearing and sometimes funny account of a medical student's humbling initiation into the world of patient care.

Written during his third year of medical school at the University of Pennsylvania, James Feinstein's Short White Coat uses a series of engaging narrative essays to illustrate the universal life lessons that his very first patients teach him. He examines some of the most common issues and feelings that medical students encounter while learning how to meet, talk with, touch, and care for their patients. Along the way, he learns from his own mistakes before discovering the answer to the question that plagues every medical student: "Do I have what it takes to become a doctor?"

James Feinstein survived medical school and is now thriving as a practicing pediatrician. After graduating from Dartmouth College with a degree in biochemistry and molecular biology, he obtained his medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He completed an internship in pediatrics at Seattle Children's Hospital before returning to the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia to finish his residency training. His prose has won numerous writing awards, and his short stories have been published in multiple journals. When he is not doctoring or writing, he spends his time in the outdoors, climbing mountains with his wife, Amy.

Short White Coat: Lessons from Patients on Becoming a Doctor (228 pages; ISBN 9781440175138) is currently available from all major retail booksellers, including Amazon.com and Barnes & Noble.

###

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/feinstein/shortwhitecoat/prweb3276144.htm.


'/>"/>
Source: PRWeb
Copyright©2009 Vocus, Inc.
All rights reserved  

Related medicine news :

1. Cradle to Cradle(SM) Digs Beneath the Surface with New Ingredient Certification
2. Hospital price transparancy laws in California fall short, study finds
3. What relates to the short-term effectiveness of biliary drainage?
4. Congressional Health Reform Bill Falls Short on Comprehensive and Affordable Coverage for Low-Income Children
5. Shorter, More Intense Radiation OK for Some Breast Cancers
6. Sugar Shortens Life Span in Worms
7. Short-Term Hormone Therapy Added to Radiation Increases Survival for Medium-Risk, But Not Low-Risk, Prostate Cancer Patients
8. Short-Term, High-Dose Vitamin D2 May Ease Deficiency
9. Donate Life Illinois, Astellas and the Chicago Bears Partner to Tackle the Shortage in Honor of Bears Legend, Walter Payton
10. Swine Flu Vaccine Still in Short Supply
11. After Tonsillectomy, Short-Term Antibiotics Effective: Study
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Beneath the Short White Coat: A Medical Student Reveals All
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... 25, 2016 , ... As a lifelong Southern Californian, Dr. Omkar Marathe earned ... the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. He trained in Internal Medicine at ... fellowship in hematology/oncology at the UCLA-Olive View-Cedars Sinai program where he had the opportunity ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... June 24, 2016 , ... A recent ... that most people are unfamiliar with. The article goes on to state that individuals ... also many of these less common operations such as calf and cheek reduction. The ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... The ... in Dallas that it will receive two significant new grants to support its ... PHA marked its 25th anniversary by recognizing patients, medical professionals and scientists for ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... 2016 , ... Topical BioMedics, Inc, makers of Topricin and MyPainAway Pain Relief Products, join The ... raise to $12 an hour by 2020 and then adjusting it yearly to increase at ... the minimum wage, assure the wage floor does not erode again, and make future increases ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... , ... June 24, 2016 , ... ... The Grove Investment Group (TGIG), has initiated cultivation and processing operations at its ... Vegas and Pahrump, Nevada. , Puradigm is the manufacturer of a complete system ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/24/2016)... Belgium , June 24, 2016 ... today announced the appointment of Dr. Edward ... as a Non-Executive Director, effective June 23, 2016.Dr. ... Compensation and Nominations and Governance Committees.  As a ... will provide independent expertise and strategic counsel to ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... , June 23, 2016 Research ... Devices Global Market - Forecast to 2022" report to ... the treatment method for the patients with kidney failure, it ... excess fluid from the patient,s blood and thus the treatment ... potassium and chloride in balance. Increasing number ...
(Date:6/23/2016)...  In a startling report released today, National Safety Council ... a comprehensive, proven plan to eliminate prescription opioid overdoses. ... states are tackling the worst drug crisis in recorded U.S. history, ... Kentucky , New Mexico , ... the 28 failing states, three – Michigan , ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: