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:2/8/2016)... ... 2016 , ... Delta Dental of California and its affiliated companies announced today ... Radine, who recently retired as president and CEO of Delta Dental of California and ... the Year , helped lead the effort to raise funds for studies to strengthen ...
(Date:2/8/2016)... , ... February 08, 2016 , ... Discover the Rocky ... over 1,400 booths and 700 companies. Attendees also get to see the most ... Colorado Garden & Home Show , at the Colorado Convention Center - 700 14th ...
(Date:2/8/2016)... , ... February 08, 2016 , ... Guruji Mahendra Kumar ... 10th and 11th, 2016 in honor of his birthday on February 10th. During ... Mahendra Trivedi is known by over 250,000 people from over 40 different countries ...
(Date:2/7/2016)... ... February 07, 2016 , ... ... empowers employers and organizations with the tools and information to lower the costs, ... to cut the cost of providing employee healthcare benefits by as much as ...
(Date:2/6/2016)... ... , ... Shark Finds and Kevin Harrington, along with the Product ... with Belly Bands. , Having a dog is great—except when it wets every couch, ... nothing works, get Belly Bands, the easiest way to stop dogs from wetting ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:2/8/2016)... --> ... Market Research titled, "World Synthetic Biology ... the world synthetic biology market to be $5.2 ... segment would continue to lead the market until ... held around half of the market share in ...
(Date:2/5/2016)... ANGELES , Feb. 5, 2016  Redwood Scientific ... a new product designed to help women balance their ... strip delivery technology. Jason Cardiff , ... will be able to help the millions of women ... from the effects of imbalanced hormones. Our research and ...
(Date:2/5/2016)... 2016  Aralez Pharmaceuticals Inc. ("Aralez") today announced the ... Tribute Pharmaceuticals Canada Inc. ("Tribute") following approval of the ... The combined company will operate under Aralez Pharmaceuticals Inc. ... Canada , Ireland ... Under the terms of the Agreement and Plan of ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: