web site hit counter Playing Doctor: From the Boards to the Wards - Ebooks PDF Online
Hot Best Seller

Playing Doctor: From the Boards to the Wards

Availability: Ready to download

There is no shortage of published work centered on the medical profession, but there is a reason why much of it is not written by medical students during medical school—it’s a bit hectic…or more like completely crazy, really. It is not the case that Dr. Sandsmark is smarter than her peers, that she uses her time more efficiently, or that she had totally different experienc There is no shortage of published work centered on the medical profession, but there is a reason why much of it is not written by medical students during medical school—it’s a bit hectic…or more like completely crazy, really. It is not the case that Dr. Sandsmark is smarter than her peers, that she uses her time more efficiently, or that she had totally different experiences than the average medical student. No, it is more that she found her experiences in medical school so personally influential and transformative that she felt compelled to share them with the rest of the world in an honest, and often exceptionally vulnerable, personal narrative. While there is plenty to say about all four years of medical school, her memoir primarily focuses on the third year, when students are busy with clinical rotations. It is during this time that medical students transition from rigorous (but predictable) coursework to tumultuous (and unpredictable) clinical work. Medical textbooks can teach students many things, but they cannot prepare them to comfort a panicked family member, manage a frustrated and disruptive patient, or witness their first death. Readers will accompany Dr. Sandsmark as she attempts to counsel patients and families she is not yet ready to counsel and treat patients she is not yet fully trained to treat. Her drive to gain her new patients’ trust, and the situations this places her in, will have readers turning page after page. While medical details are not skirted, the book is largely an account of a medical student’s life, one that offers the type of fresh outlook on medicine that only a doctor in training can provide. Her narrative is crafted through colorful descriptions of her hopes, fears, dreams, and struggles. It is sincere and insightful throughout, although frequently humorous and light-hearted. Join her to discover why medical students feel as if they are just “playing doctor” and why the transition from the “boards to the wards” is a life-changing experience. Although of particular interest to medical students, past, present, and future, the book will appeal to anyone interested in the challenges required to succeed in a high-pressure field like medicine.


Compare

There is no shortage of published work centered on the medical profession, but there is a reason why much of it is not written by medical students during medical school—it’s a bit hectic…or more like completely crazy, really. It is not the case that Dr. Sandsmark is smarter than her peers, that she uses her time more efficiently, or that she had totally different experienc There is no shortage of published work centered on the medical profession, but there is a reason why much of it is not written by medical students during medical school—it’s a bit hectic…or more like completely crazy, really. It is not the case that Dr. Sandsmark is smarter than her peers, that she uses her time more efficiently, or that she had totally different experiences than the average medical student. No, it is more that she found her experiences in medical school so personally influential and transformative that she felt compelled to share them with the rest of the world in an honest, and often exceptionally vulnerable, personal narrative. While there is plenty to say about all four years of medical school, her memoir primarily focuses on the third year, when students are busy with clinical rotations. It is during this time that medical students transition from rigorous (but predictable) coursework to tumultuous (and unpredictable) clinical work. Medical textbooks can teach students many things, but they cannot prepare them to comfort a panicked family member, manage a frustrated and disruptive patient, or witness their first death. Readers will accompany Dr. Sandsmark as she attempts to counsel patients and families she is not yet ready to counsel and treat patients she is not yet fully trained to treat. Her drive to gain her new patients’ trust, and the situations this places her in, will have readers turning page after page. While medical details are not skirted, the book is largely an account of a medical student’s life, one that offers the type of fresh outlook on medicine that only a doctor in training can provide. Her narrative is crafted through colorful descriptions of her hopes, fears, dreams, and struggles. It is sincere and insightful throughout, although frequently humorous and light-hearted. Join her to discover why medical students feel as if they are just “playing doctor” and why the transition from the “boards to the wards” is a life-changing experience. Although of particular interest to medical students, past, present, and future, the book will appeal to anyone interested in the challenges required to succeed in a high-pressure field like medicine.

30 review for Playing Doctor: From the Boards to the Wards

  1. 4 out of 5

    Tim Sandsmark

    Although people that are in the medical field or pursuing a medical career will love this book, it has universal appeal for any reader. It is an honest, humble, often vulnerable, funny and inspirational book about one person's journey through medical school and the passion that she bring to her profession. Read it... I think you will really enjoy living vicariously through the medical adventures and experiences of Dr. Sandsmark! Although people that are in the medical field or pursuing a medical career will love this book, it has universal appeal for any reader. It is an honest, humble, often vulnerable, funny and inspirational book about one person's journey through medical school and the passion that she bring to her profession. Read it... I think you will really enjoy living vicariously through the medical adventures and experiences of Dr. Sandsmark!

  2. 4 out of 5

    Cathy Miller-Temme

    A really entertaining look at the tribulations of medical students in their year of clinical rotations. With a daughter in medical school's second year and a parent and brother who made it through the whole shebang, I was curious as to what they go through to complete their medical education. Emilee is self-deprecating at times and brings to life the stories of joy as well as heartbreak in the lives of those she is learning to 'doctor'. She has shown that she has a career as a writer as well as A really entertaining look at the tribulations of medical students in their year of clinical rotations. With a daughter in medical school's second year and a parent and brother who made it through the whole shebang, I was curious as to what they go through to complete their medical education. Emilee is self-deprecating at times and brings to life the stories of joy as well as heartbreak in the lives of those she is learning to 'doctor'. She has shown that she has a career as a writer as well as a physician. I hope she continues to write while she also is 'Playing Doctor'.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Jasmine

    I loved this book! I recommend anybody interested in the medical field to read this account of a third year medical student!

  4. 5 out of 5

    Ansab

    I read this book the summer before third year. Dr. Sandsmark's experiences and feelings are instantly relatable to me as a medical student. This book makes me excited for the year ahead. I would definitely recommend this book to anyone in the medical career path or interested in it. I read this book the summer before third year. Dr. Sandsmark's experiences and feelings are instantly relatable to me as a medical student. This book makes me excited for the year ahead. I would definitely recommend this book to anyone in the medical career path or interested in it.

  5. 4 out of 5

    laura l irrgang

  6. 5 out of 5

    Ashley Pestotnik

  7. 5 out of 5

    Marissa Marlborough

  8. 4 out of 5

    carolyn jacobs

  9. 4 out of 5

    Anne Blair

  10. 5 out of 5

    Susan Riggs

  11. 4 out of 5

    Simon Mitteff

  12. 5 out of 5

    Brad Simpson

  13. 4 out of 5

    Roberta P Smith

  14. 4 out of 5

    Lanette Howard

  15. 5 out of 5

    Carole Peterson

  16. 5 out of 5

    Kevin L. Kendig

  17. 5 out of 5

    Karen Hardman

  18. 5 out of 5

    Caron Francy

  19. 4 out of 5

    Anne

  20. 5 out of 5

    Brady Sandsmark

  21. 4 out of 5

    Carly

  22. 5 out of 5

    Bw878

  23. 4 out of 5

    Kayla

  24. 4 out of 5

    Karen Kosky

  25. 4 out of 5

    Alice

  26. 4 out of 5

    Maria Cid Bravo

  27. 4 out of 5

    Hannah Shy

  28. 5 out of 5

    Elizabeth

  29. 4 out of 5

    Terry

  30. 5 out of 5

    Thomas Carlisle

Add a review

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Loading...
We use cookies to give you the best online experience. By using our website you agree to our use of cookies in accordance with our cookie policy.