Thursday, March 26, 2009

Free Response! (after Chap. 5 & 6)

What do you like about the book so far? What are your thoughts on the process of going from a freshly minted med school graduate to a full-fledged physician? You can address any aspect you wish - e.g. the book's medical/biological content, the personality or experiences of Dr. Nolen, whether you think you would enjoy working in a hospital, what has interested you most in the reading, etc.

Sunday, March 22, 2009

After Reading Chapters 3 and 4

3.) Dr. Nolen describes treating wealthy patients differently than poor, indigent, alcoholic ones. This is a problem with our health care system. What do you think could remedy this situation so that all patients are treating fairly and equally?

4.) What is meant by the term “differential diagnosis?” What is the benefit/drawback of this term?

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

After Reading Chapters 1 and 2:

Respond via the BLOG (for periods 3/4) to the following:

1.) Would you have chosen a hospital similar to Bellevue or a “white-tower” hospital in the suburbs?

2.) Do you think Dr. Nolen should have asked the Attending Physician for more help during his first appendectomy operation? Why? Why not?