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AuthorCohen, Richard L. author
TitleHouse Officer [electronic resource] : Becoming a Medical Specialist / by Richard L. Cohen
ImprintBoston, MA : Springer US, 1988
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This book is about how young physicians experience training as medical specialists. Much attention is now being drawn to the stresses of postยญ graduate medical education, their potential negative impact on the qualยญ ity of patient care, and the manner in which these stresses influence the professional and personal development of the physicians involved. The entire focus of this book is on the firsthand experience of 52 such physicians enrolled in 16 different medical specialty training programs. Because the evaluation of stress is largely a subjective one, I have elected through the perception and the cognitive proยญ to approach the question cesses of the trainees themselves. THE DOCTORS The "subjects" of this work are 52 young physicians who volunยญ teered to be interviewed confidentially and anonymously during the 1986-1987 academic year. They represent the specialties of anesthesiolยญ ogy, clinical pathology, dermatology, emergency medicine, family pracยญ tice, general surgery, internal medicine, neurology, neurosurgery, obstetrics and gynecology, ophthalmology, orthopedic surgery, otoยญ laryngology, pediatrics, psychiatry, and radiology


1. Introduction -- I. The โ{128}{156}Medicalโ{128}{157} Specialties -- 2. Internal Medicine -- 3. Pediatrics -- 4. Psychiatry -- 5. Neurology -- 6. Dermatology -- II. The โ{128}{156}Surgicalโ{128}{157} Specialties -- 7. General Surgery -- 8. Obstetrics and Gynecology -- 9. Neurosurgery -- 10. Otolaryngology -- 11. Ophthalmology -- 12. Orthopedic Surgery -- III. The โ{128}{156}Hospital-Basedโ{128}{157} Specialties -- 13. Anesthesiology -- 14. Radiology -- 15. Clinical Pathology -- IV. The โ{128}{156}Generalโ{128}{157} Specialties -- 16. Emergency Medicine -- 17. Family Practice -- V. Generic Issues -- 18. Interpersonal and Developmental Issues -- 19. Environmental Stresses -- 20. Background and Literature Review -- VI. Conclusions and Recommendations -- 21. Summing Up -- 22. Some Words of Advice -- Afterword

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