So you want to be a medical mum?


Author: Emma Hill
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 9780191579806
Category: Medical
Page: 248
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In 2006 over 60% of medical graduates in the UK were female, and the number of women going to medical school as 'mature students' is steadily increasing. Some of these women will, at some point, choose to have a baby, but the question always asked is how to fit it in with a medical career? Along with the problem of finding time to actually have a baby, and coping as a pregnant doctor, there is the problem of finding information when it is most needed. This book addresses this problem, bringing a wealth of information together in one easy-to-use resource. Written by a mother, who has faced the joys and frustrations of combining medicine and being a mother, this book is a "one-stop-shop" for all mothers and mums-to-be.

On Becoming a Doctor

Everything You Need to Know about Medical School, Residency, Specialization, and Practice
Author: Tania Heller
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
ISBN: 9781402247606
Category: Study Aids
Page: 224
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Everything They Don't Tell You, Everything You Need to Know Becoming a doctor is so much more than acing your MCATs, living through med school, then getting the perfect residency. It is a career that demands long hours on little to no sleep, constant continuing education, and a tough decision about which of the many types of medicine you want to practice. But with the right guide, you can make the right choices each step of the way. On Becoming a Doctor calmly and thoroughly walks you through each academic, physical, and emotional step you'll take on your way to a successful career in medicine, and it includes interviews with many different specialists to help you choose a medical path. This Essential Insider Advice Will Show You: Financing all of the costs of medical school The ups and downs of working with insurance companies Perspectives on a variety of medical fields The educational, physical, and emotional realities of the journey Interviews with doctors in many different specialties Working with other doctors and the administration On Becoming a Doctor covers everything you need to know about medical school, residency, specialization, and practice.

This Won't Hurt a Bit

(And Other White Lies): My Education in Medicine and Motherhood
Author: Michelle Au
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
ISBN: 0446574414
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 336
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Michelle Au started medical school armed only with a surfeit of idealism, a handful of old ER episodes for reference, and some vague notion about "helping people." This Won't Hurt a Bit is the story of how she grew up and became a real doctor. It's a no-holds-barred account of what a modern medical education feels like, from the grim to the ridiculous, from the heartwarming to the obscene. Unlike most medical memoirs, however, this one details the author's struggles to maintain a life outside of the hospital, in the small amount of free time she had to live it. And, after she and her husband have a baby early in both their medical residencies, Au explores the demands of being a parent with those of a physician, two all-consuming jobs in which the lives of others are very literally in her hands. Au's stories range from hilarious to heartbreaking and hit every note in between, proving more than anything that the creation of a new doctor (and a new parent) is far messier, far more uncertain, and far more gratifying than one could ever expect.

How to Be a Rock Star Doctor


Author: Rebekah Bernard
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780996450904
Category:
Page: 352
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"This is well-written, accessible and useful, not only for students, residents and new docs but also for seasoned docs struggling with the complexities of today's health care system." -- Jay W. Lee, MD, MPH, FAAFP, President of the California Academy of Family Physicians "I want to give this book to all of my physician patients, especially those who struggle with time management. A must read for any novice practitioner as well as the seasoned physician who needs to reboot their practice." -Steven Cohen, PsyD, The Center for Psychology "How to be a Rock Star Doctor" shows doctors how to get on-stage to achieve clinical and professional success, while avoiding burnout. The key is to follow the Rebekah Bernard's Rock Star rules for running a successful practice that delights patients and delivers financial and emotional rewards to the physician. The Rock Star rules teach the physician to: Convey the qualities that are the most important to patients, leading to clinical success Organize and control the office visit to maximize the patient and physician agendas Optimize time management by the use of clinical tools such as the "Problem List" and Evidence-Based-Medicine (EBM) Focus on physician-patient "face-to-face" time to maximize profitability Overcome the challenges of the Electronic Health Record (EHR) on the physician-patient relationship with time-saving methods such as customizable forms Cope with emotionally challenging patients by learning to show empathy, even when you don't feel it Use psychology to maintain your mental health and find work-life balance"

Regretting Motherhood

A Study
Author: Orna Donath
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
ISBN: 1623171377
Category: FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS
Page: 272
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Women who opt not to be mothers are frequently warned that they will regret their decision later in life, yet we rarely talk about the possibility that the opposite might also be true-that a woman who becomes a mother might regret it. Sociologist Orna Donath dispels the silence around this profoundly taboo subject in a powerful work that draws from her years of research interviewing women who wish they had never become mothers.Donath treats regret as a feminist issue- as regret marks the road not taken, we need to consider whether alternative paths for women may currently be blocked off. Donath asks that we pay attention to what is forbidden by our contemporary rules governing motherhood, time, and emotion, including the cultural assumption that motherhood is a "natural" role for women-for the sake of all women, not just those who regret becoming mothers. Donath finds that the women in her study became mothers for a wide variety of reasons- some did so to avoid divorce, exclusion from their family, or alienation from their friends; others did not think about it at all, but accepted it as the "next step" of what society considers to be a normal and natural life course. Others experinced regret despite initially having an strong desire to become mothers. Though they may love their children, these women each describe the agonizing guilt and suffering they have experienced as a result of becoming mothers, and consider the different ways they have each come to recognize and deal with these conflicts.If we are disturbed by the idea that a woman might regret becoming a mother, Donath says, our response should not be to silence and shame these women; rather, we need to ask honest and difficult questions about how society pushes women into motherhood and why those who reconsider it are still seen as a danger to the status quo. Groundbreaking, thoughtful, and provocative, this is an especially needed book in our current political climate, as women's reproductive rights continue to be at the forefront of nationwide debates.

Love in the Time of Medical School

Build a Happy, Healthy Relationship with a Medical Student
Author: Sarah Epstein
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781546625988
Category:
Page: 100
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Nobody told you how difficult it would be to date a medical student. Your partner endures long hours, endless exams, and unpredictable clinical rotations. They learn to speak a different language and are asked to dedicate themselves to training with single-minded focus. And you? You work hard to pursue your goals while taking care of yourself and your relationship. I wish somebody had told me what to expect and how to maintain a happy, healthy relationship while dating a medical student. Nobody told me those things, but I'm here to tell you. I scoured research about medical couples, interviewed almost two dozen other medical partners, and drew from my experiences to bring you this book. How do successful medical couples do it? I'll show you. Lear how to... -Contend with medical school's demanding, unpredictable schedule -Avoid medical couples' most common pitfalls and arguments -Build robust support systems and reframe time spent alone -Build new communication habits and utilize the power of small gestures -Pursue your goals and support your partner. You've struggled long enough. It's time to improve your relationship.

Mom

A Celebration of Mothers from StoryCorps
Author: Dave Isay
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101427329
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 208
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"What I want to say to you is that sometimes life catches you by surprise and you feel unequipped to handle what it brings you, but every bit of life you've lived before that moment equips you to live through it. That's what I would give to you." -Fanni Victoria Green-Lemons, in conversation with her daughter, Danyealah Green-Lemons In Mom, Dave Isay-StoryCorps's founder and the editor of the project's bestselling collection, Listening Is an Act of Love-presents a celebration of American mothers. Featuring StoryCorps's most revelatory stories on the subject, Mom looks across a diversity of experience to present an entirely original portrait of motherhood. Through conversations between parents and children, husbands and wives, siblings and friends, the life of the American mother unfolds. In stories that take us from the woods of New Hampshire to urban Detroit and beyond, we meet mothers and children from all walks of life-an immigrant mother instilling in her children the importance of education, adult children caring for an elderly parent, a woman remembering the sound of her mother's laugh, and mothers and children of all ages learning to grow into new roles over time. Visiting families in moments of profound joy and sadness, courage and despair, struggle and triumph, we learn new truths about that most primal and sacred of bonds-the relationship between mother and child. With this vital contribution to the American storybook, StoryCorps has created a tribute to mothers that honors the wealth of our national experience. An appreciation of the wisdom and generosity passed between mothers and children, this generation to the next, Mom offers powerful lessons in the meaning of family and the expansiveness of the human heart. Watch a Video

Working in International Health


Author: Maïa Gedde,Susana Edjang,Kate Mandeville
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199600716
Category: Medical
Page: 325
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Working in international health is a practical guide for UK health professionals wanting to work in low and middle-income countries. Drawing on the experience of a broad range of people who have made working in international health a reality, the book is an essential guide, whether you plan to work internationally as a one-off, for a protracted period, or even as a full-time career. It addresses the what, where and hows of international work. Early chapters cover issues such as whether working overseas is possible for you, how to arrange a placement, key considerations when choosing a location, and the reality of working conditions in resource-poor and emergency contexts. It includes a detailed description of all major recruiting organizations for UK health professionals, who they're looking for and their application process. Uniquely it not only focuses on the individual, but also the 'host' country and health system. How can your time overseas benefit rather than burden your host country? A reality check is important, and later chapters consider how one can work with colleagues overseas to bring about long-lasting change. Drawing on the latest guidance and knowledge, and written by highly experienced, well-travelled experts, this book has something for everyone, whether you are a medical student planning your first elective overseas, or a seasoned international worker wanting to broaden your options and understand some of the issues in more depth.

Less Medicine, More Health

7 Assumptions That Drive Too Much Medical Care
Author: Dr. H. Gilbert Welch
Publisher: Beacon Press
ISBN: 080707165X
Category: Medical
Page: 240
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The author of the highly acclaimed Overdiagnosed describes seven widespread assumptions that encourage excessive, often ineffective, and sometimes harmful medical care. You might think the biggest problem in medical care is that it costs too much. Or that health insurance is too expensive, too uneven, too complicated—and gives you too many forms to fill out. But the central problem is that too much medical care has too little value. Dr. H. Gilbert Welch is worried about too much medical care. It’s not to deny that some people get too little medical care, rather that the conventional concern about “too little” needs to be balanced with a concern about “too much”: too many people being made to worry about diseases they don’t have—and are at only average risk to get; too many people being tested and exposed to the harmful effects of the testing process; too many people being subjected to treatments they don’t need—or can’t benefit from. The American public has been sold the idea that seeking medical care is one of the most important steps to maintain wellness. Surprisingly, medical care is not, in fact, well correlated with good health. So more medicine does not equal more health; in reality the opposite may be true. The general public harbors assumptions about medical care that encourage overuse, assumptions like it’s always better to fix the problem, sooner (or newer) is always better, or it never hurts to get more information. Less Medicine, More Health pushes against established wisdom and suggests that medical care can be too aggressive. Drawing on his twenty-five years of medical practice and research, Dr. Welch notes that while economics and lawyers contribute to the excesses of American medicine, the problem is essentially created when the general public clings to these powerful assumptions about the value of tests and treatments—a number of which are just plain wrong. By telling fascinating (and occasionally amusing) stories backed by reliable data, Dr. Welch challenges patients and the health-care establishment to rethink some very fundamental practices. His provocative prescriptions hold the potential to save money and, more important, improve health outcomes for us all.

The GPVTS Guide to Success


Author: Lucy Blunt
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199590265
Category: Medical
Page: 285
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This invaluable guide to the GPVTS supports trainees from the process of application, through to qualification and beyond. Written by a recently qualified general practitioner, it combines a frank and friendly approach with a wealth of insider knowledge to guide the trainee through each stage of the training process. It not only features real-life case studies from those in training or who have recently completed training but also gives handy hints and tips on how to avoid some of the common trainee pitfalls. This first hand account aims to guide trainees through all the highs and lows of training and practising as a GP plus everything inbetween.

How to Teach: A Handbook for Clinicians


Author: Shirley Dobson,Michael Dobson,Lesley Bromley
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199592063
Category: Education
Page: 211
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"... being able to teach well is vital to patient care ..." -- Back cover.

The Premed Playbook Guide to the Medical School Interview

Be Prepared, Perform Well, Get Accepted
Author: Ryan Gray
Publisher: Morgan James Publishing
ISBN: 1683502167
Category: Study Aids
Page: 215
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The Premed Playbook: Guide to the Medical School Interview is the only book needed to prepare premed students for their medical school interviews. Through interviews with Admissions Committee members and others, Dr. Gray has compiled the most comprehensive book on this subject. Premed students want to know what to expect, but more importantly they need to see examples of what successful applicants have done. The Premed Playbook not only gives them close to 600 potential interview questions, it also gives them real answers and feedback from interview sessions that Dr. Gray has held with students.

This is Going to Hurt

Secret Diaries of a Junior Doctor
Author: Adam Kay
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 1509858644
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 267
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‘Painfully funny. The pain and the funniness somehow add up to something entirely good, entirely noble and entirely loveable.' - Stephen Fry The Sunday Times Number One Bestseller and Humour Book of the Year Winner of the Books Are My Bag Book of the Year Winner of iBooks' Book of the Year Welcome to the life of a junior doctor: 97-hour weeks, life and death decisions, a constant tsunami of bodily fluids, and the hospital parking meter earns more than you. Scribbled in secret after endless days, sleepless nights and missed weekends, Adam Kay's This is Going to Hurt provides a no-holds-barred account of his time on the NHS front line. Hilarious, horrifying and heartbreaking, this diary is everything you wanted to know – and more than a few things you didn't – about life on and off the hospital ward. As seen on ITV's Zoe Ball Book Club This edition includes extra diary entries and a new afterword by the author.

The Unapologetic Quest for Success


Author: Chester Toney
Publisher: Trafford Publishing
ISBN: 1426925530
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 208
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Two books for the price of one! The epic story is the unvarnished truth of the life history of a rural boy of genuinely humble beginning; who survived some of the most atrocious and devious events of life struggles, including a most heinous attempt of homicide against the lives of his entire family; but who still grew up to become a medical doctor associated with international record breaking fame, thus becoming one of the most illustrious and popular icons in his country. The Unapologetic quest for success is a read for all; however it is the fervent wish of the author that this story will serve as an inspiration beacon for all those youths who would share similar life experiences to his. The book is an emotion pack reader. Despite the authentic nature of the story the contents of its chapters are pregnant with the sort of excitements and mood swings that I am sure would keep its readers glued to its pages. His poetic side complements the story but also brings out the deeper thoughts of the author. A must read! Ardon Nelson, poet, song writer, literary and performing arts critic, consultant in urban planning, St. Vincent and the Grenadines

The Portable Pediatrician

Everything You Need to Know About Your Child's Health
Author: William Sears,Martha Sears,Robert Sears,James Sears, M.D.,Peter Sears
Publisher: Little, Brown
ISBN: 0316123374
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 592
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Imagine you are up at three o'clock in the morning with a sick child. Wouldn't it be nice to have expert advice readily at hand to help get you through the night? Encyclopedic in scope, THE PORTABLE PEDIATRICIAN features timely and practical information on every childhood illness and emergency, including when to call the doctor, what reassuring signs can help you know your child is okay, how to treat your child at home, and much more-all in a convenient A-to-Z format. Among the scores of topics covered: teething; sprains and broken bones; nosebleeds; measles; ear infections; choking; rashes; colic; headaches; eating disorders; fever; hip pain; warts; allergies; obesity; seizures; Asperger's Syndrome; bronchitis; masturbation; sunburns; pneumonia; speech delay; lice; vomiting; asthma; heart defects; blisters; sleep problems; and more. The Searses guide parents and caregivers from a child's infancy through the teen years, teaching them what to expect at regular checkups as well as how to boost a child's well-being, devise a family health plan, work effectively with their pediatrician, and more. Distinguished by the Searses' trademark comprehensiveness, reliability, and accessible, comforting one, this book is a must-have for all families who want to keep their children healthy and happy. Look for THE PORTABLE PEDIATRICIAN app! Available for download from iTunes, it offers a complete browsable A-Z list of pediatric concerns, illnesses, and emergencies; a searchable database, growth charts; a portable medicine cabinet; helpful advice about pediatric checkups; and more.

Arthritis and Common Sense


Author: Dan Dale Alexander
Publisher: Pickle Partners Publishing
ISBN: 1789122341
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 155
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A startling revelation on arthritis...and what you can do about it in your own home. Here are the results of 12 years of research by the author, Dan Dale Alexander. In these pages an authority reports on his findings about the disease...he lists successful steps which can be taken to bring relief. Laboratory tests by the author developed a plan and a dietary regime which have brought better health to arthritics and have caused their pains to disappear. The Science Editor of The New York Times has reported that arthritis is a lubrication problem. The Times said, in part, that while both cortisone and ACTH are still more precious than radium it is predicted that both are on the way out as far as arthritis is concerned. Unlike present “cures supposedly caused by costly miracle drugs, this book gives a complete outline of an inexpensive corrective diet which lubricates the patient’s joints and returns arthritis to better health.

Like a Mother

A Feminist Journey Through the Science and Culture of Pregnancy
Author: Angela Garbes
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 0062662961
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 256
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A candid, feminist, and personal deep dive into the science and culture of pregnancy and motherhood Like most first-time mothers, Angela Garbes was filled with questions when she became pregnant. What exactly is a placenta and how does it function? How does a body go into labor? Why is breast best? Is wine totally off-limits? But as she soon discovered, it’s not easy to find satisfying answers. Your obstetrician will cautiously quote statistics; online sources will scare you with conflicting and often inaccurate data; and even the most trusted books will offer information with a heavy dose of judgment. To educate herself, the food and culture writer embarked on an intensive journey of exploration, diving into the scientific mysteries and cultural attitudes that surround motherhood to find answers to questions that had only previously been given in the form of advice about what women ought to do—rather than allowing them the freedom to choose the right path for themselves. In Like a Mother, Garbes offers a rigorously researched and compelling look at the physiology, biology, and psychology of pregnancy and motherhood, informed by in-depth reportage and personal experience. With the curiosity of a journalist, the perspective of a feminist, and the intimacy and urgency of a mother, she explores the emerging science behind the pressing questions women have about everything from miscarriage to complicated labors to postpartum changes. The result is a visceral, full-frontal look at what’s really happening during those nine life-altering months, and why women deserve access to better care, support, and information. Infused with humor and born out of awe, appreciation, and understanding of the female body and its strength, Like a Mother debunks common myths and dated assumptions, offering guidance and camaraderie to women navigating one of the biggest and most profound changes in their lives.

The Physician


Author: Noah Gordon
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1453263748
Category: Fiction
Page: 640
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An orphan leaves Dark Ages London, taking a dangerous journey and posing as a Jew to study medicine in Persia, in “an adventurous and inspiring tale” (Library Journal). A child holds the hand of his dying mother and is terrified, aware something is taking her. Orphaned and given to an itinerant barber-surgeon, Rob Cole becomes a fast-talking swindler, peddling a worthless medicine. But as he matures, his strange gift—an acute sensitivity to impending death—never leaves him, and he yearns to become a healer. Arab madrassas are the only authentic medical schools, and he makes his perilous way to Persia. Christians are barred from Muslim schools, but claiming he is a Jew, he studies under the world’s most renowned physician, Avicenna. How the woman who is his great love struggles against her only rival—medicine—makes a riveting modern classic. The Physician is the first book in New York Times–bestselling author Noah Gordon’s Dr. Robert Cole trilogy, which continues with Shaman and concludes with Matters of Choice.

Essential Skills for a Medical Teacher E-Book

An Introduction to Teaching and Learning in Medicine
Author: Ronald M Harden,Jennifer M Laidlaw
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0702051209
Category: Medical
Page: 272
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Essential Skills for a Medical Teacher is a new book that will serve as a perfect introduction for new teachers to the exciting opportunities facing them, whether they are working in undergraduate, postgraduate or continuing education. It will also be of considerable use to more experienced teachers to review and assess their own practice and gain a new perspective on how best to facilitate their students' or trainees' learning. The contents are based on the authors’ extensive experience of what works in medical education, whether in teaching and curriculum planning or in the organisation of faculty development courses in medical education at basic and advanced levels. About the authors Ronald M Harden is General Secretary for the Association of Medical Education in Europe, Editor of Medical Teacher, former Professor of Medical Education, Director of the Centre for Medical Education and Teaching Dean at the University of Dundee, UK and Professor of Medical Education at Al-Imam University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. He is internationally recognised for his commitment to developing new approaches to medical education, curriculum planning and to teaching and learning. His contributions to excellence in medical education have attracted numerous awards. Jennifer M Laidlaw is Former Assistant Director of the Education Development Unit of the Scottish Council for Postgraduate Medical and Dental Education and the University of Dundee, UK. She has planned, organised and lead courses on medical education both in Dundee and overseas. She has acted as a medical education consultant for the World Health Organisation, the British Council, medical schools and colleges. The text provides hints drawn from practical experience to help teachers create powerful learning opportunities for their students, providing readable guidelines and introducing new techniques that potentially could be adopted for use in any teaching programme. Throughout the book introduces some key basic principles that underpin the practical advice that is given and which will help to inform teaching practice. This book will assist readers to reflect on and analyse with colleagues the different ways that their work as a teacher or trainer can be approached and how their student or trainee's learning can be made more effective.