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This is Going to Hurt: Secret Diaries of a Junior Doctor - The Su...
by Adam Kay

Language

English

Pages

285

Publication Date

September 07, 2017

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<p><b>‘Painfully funny. The pain and the funniness somehow add up to something entirely good, entirely noble and entirely loveable.' - Stephen Fry</b></p><p><b>Winner of the Books Are My Bag Non-Fiction Book of the Year</b><br /><b>Winner of the Books Are My Bag Readers' Choice Award</b><br /><b>Winner of Blackwell's Debut Book of the Year</b></p><p>Welcome to 97-hour weeks. Welcome to life and death decisions. Welcome to a constant tsunami of bodily fluids. Welcome to earning less than the hospital parking meter. Wave goodbye to your friends and relationships . . . </p><p> Welcome to the life of a junior doctor.</p><p> Scribbled in secret after endless days, sleepless nights and missed weekends, comedian and former junior doctor Adam Kay’s <i>This Is Going to Hurt </i>provides a no-holds-barred account of his time on the NHS front line. Hilarious, horrifying and heartbreaking by turns, these diaries are everything you wanted to know – and more than a few things you didn't – about life on and off the hospital ward. And yes, it may leave a scar.</p>
The Antidote to Suffering: How Compassionate Connected Care Can I...
by Christina Dempsey

Language

English

Pages

289

Publication Date

November 03, 2017

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<p><b>An indispensable guide to reducing the suffering―of patients and caregivers alike―and to improving healthcare delivery for all</b></p> <p>In our efforts to treat patients, cure illness, and manage institutions, healthcare professionals too often overlook the fundamental purpose everyone in the industry shares: to alleviate suffering.</p> <p>Press Ganey’s Chief Nursing Officer, Christina Dempsey, has worked everywhere in healthcare, from the ward floor to the hospital boardroom. She has also experienced the system as a patient and as a family member of a critically ill patient. In <i>The Antidote to Suffering</i>, this 30-year healthcare veteran and patient-experience thought leader argues that the key to improving healthcare is to reduce the suffering—physical, psychological, and emotional—of patients and caregivers alike through Compassionate Connected CareTM.</p> <p>Drawing on her 360-degree perspective, Dempsey offers a comprehensive, detailed, evidence-based plan that addresses the clinical, operational, cultural, and behavioral dimensions of care that every patient and caregiver experiences, in every setting. When suffering decreases, Dempsey argues, outcomes improve for patients and those who care for them. A virtuous cycle takes hold, leading to increases in morale, loyalty, and productivity and results in a culture that drives quality, safety, and value. It paves the path for creating a new national healthcare culture—one that values compassion, fosters efficiency, and drives innovation</p> <p><i>The Antidote to Suffering</i> is the first book to explore the pervasiveness of suffering in our healthcare system, and to provide the strategies and tools to:</p> <p>* Identify and measure suffering throughout your organization</p> <p>* Create a system in which every clinical response is informed by compassion</p> <p>* Operationalize staff behavior to promote meaning and purpose</p> <p>* Increase productivity by building a culture of collaboration</p> <p>Reducing human suffering isn’t just a moral imperative for healthcare providers. It’s a practical way to improve organizations and fix our broken system—without sacrificing the respect, dignity, and compassion we all deserve.</p> <div><br /> </div>
First Aid for the USMLE Step 1 2017
by , Vikas Bhushan

Language

English

Pages

800

Publication Date

January 06, 2017

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<p><strong>THE “BIBLE” FOR USMLE STEP 1 PREP—AND THE ULTIMATE TOOL FOR ORGANIZING YOUR STUDY!</strong></p><br /><br /><p>This annually updated review delivers a comprehensive collection of high-yield facts and mnemonics that pinpoint exactly what students need to know to pass the exam. Co-authored by medical students who recently took the boards, it provides a complete framework to help students prepare for the most stressful exam of their careers.</p><br /><br /><p>• 1,200+ high-yield facts based on student reporting from the last exam<br /><br />• Test-taking advice with focus on high-efficiency studying<br /><br />• Updated in all subject areas based on feedback from thousands of students<br /><br />• Extensive faculty review process with nationally known USMLE instructors<br /><br />• 1,000+ color photos and diagrams help you visualize high-yield concepts<br /><br />• Expanded guide to top-rated study resources, including mobile apps<br /><br />• Free real-time updates and corrections at <a>www.firstaidteam.com<br /><br /></p>
Getting In: How to stand out from the crowd and ACE your residenc...
by Myers R. Hurt III

Language

English

Pages

127

Publication Date

May 07, 2016

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The 2015 NRMP data shows that while the USMLE Step 1 is the single most important factor in granting an applicant an interview, interpersonal communication skills matter the most when choosing who to rank and ultimately hire.<br /><br />Why spend hundreds of hours and thousands of dollars preparing for the USMLE exams, only to “wing” the interview? <br /><br />In Getting In, Dr. Myers Hurt outlines the necessary steps to prepare for this crucial conversation. Find out:<br /><br />What types of interviews exist<br />Who will be interviewing you<br />How to answer common questions, and<br />How you will be evaluated<br /><br />Investing time and effort preparing for the interview day will reduce anxiety, increase your confidence, and ensure you are representing your “best self” when it matters the most.
How Doctors Think
by Jerome Groopman

Language

English

Pages

325

Publication Date

March 12, 2008

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<DIV>On average, a physician will interrupt a patient describing her symptoms within eighteen seconds. In that short time, many doctors decide on the likely diagnosis and best treatment. Often, decisions made this way are correct, but at crucial moments they can also be wrong -- with catastrophic consequences. In this myth-shattering book, Jerome Groopman pinpoints the forces and thought processes behind the decisions doctors make. Groopman explores why doctors err and shows when and how they can -- with our help -- avoid snap judgments, embrace uncertainty, communicate effectively, and deploy other skills that can profoundly impact our health. This book is the first to describe in detail the warning signs of erroneous medical thinking and reveal how new technologies may actually hinder accurate diagnoses. How Doctors Think offers direct, intelligent questions patients can ask their doctors to help them get back on track.<br /><br />Groopman draws on a wealth of research, extensive interviews with some of the country’s best doctors, and his own experiences as a doctor and as a patient. He has learned many of the lessons in this book the hard way, from his own mistakes and from errors his doctors made in treating his own debilitating medical problems.<br /><br />How Doctors Think reveals a profound new view of twenty-first-century medical practice, giving doctors and patients the vital information they need to make better judgments together.</div>
Multiple Mini Interview (MMI): Winning Strategies From Admissions...
by Samir P. Desai

Language

English

Pages

226

Publication Date

February 22, 2016

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The Multiple Mini Interview (MMI) has become the preferred interview format at many health professions programs and medical schools. Applicants seeking admission to these schools face considerable anxiety preparing for these interviews because of a lack of resources available for guidance. Our detailed advice, based on evidence from research in the field and perspectives of admissions faculty, will provide you with the insiders' perspective. Inside-<br /><br />How can you best prepare for the MMI? What is required to deliver a winning interview performance? <br />The MMI was developed to measure specific non-cognitive qualities that schools have deemed important. What are these qualities, and how can students emphasize them during interviews?<br />Which behaviors, attitudes, and answers are prized by interviewers? <br />In one study, 10% of interviewees rated the MMI as worse than the traditional interview. What were their concerns?<br />At one school, 12% of interviewed candidates received a "Do Not Recommend" rating each year. What are the behaviors and attitudes that lead schools to reject applicants?<br />What is "assessor fatigue," and how can it affect your MMI score?<br />Your interview score will depend heavily on your communication skills. What are the common communication problems encountered during the MMI?<br />How can you use the limited time that you have at each station to deliver memorable and impressive responses that stand out?<br />Includes sample answers to MMI questions and advice to help you avoid common mistakes<br /><br />Utilizing a unique combination of evidence-based advice and an insiders' perspective, this book will help you achieve your ultimate goal. MEDICAL SCHOOL
The Premed Playbook Guide to the Medical School Interview: Be Pre...
by Ryan Gray

Language

English

Pages

237

Publication Date

March 07, 2017

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<i>The Premed Playbook: Guide to the Medical School Interview</i> 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. <i>The Premed Playbook</i> 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.
First Aid for the USMLE Step 2 CS, Fifth Edition (First Aid USMLE...
by , Vikas Bhushan

Language

English

Pages

572

Publication Date

August 22, 2014

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<h4>The best-selling USMLE Step 2 CS review book--now completely updated to reflect the latest exam format!</h4> <ul> <li>44 full-length practice cases that simulate the real exam--including pediatric and telephone interviews as well as suggested closing statements for each case</li> <li>A revised and expanded set of minicases representing common complaints, designed to help you rapidly develop a set of differential diagnoses</li> <li>Updated content based on feedback from recent U.S. and international test takers</li> <li>Step-by-step strategies for interacting with standardized patients, including "difficult patients"</li> <li>Detailed descriptions of high-yield physical exam maneuvers that will win you points without costing time</li> <li>Time management advice to maximize your clinical encounters</li> <li>Proven study and exam strategies from students who passed the exam</li> </ul> <p></p>
Read Better Faster: How to Triple Your Reading Speed and Comprehe...
by Debbie Drum

Language

English

Pages

119

Publication Date

August 01, 2017

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<h2>How to Read Faster and Remember More</h2><br />When we were taught how to read growing up, we were taught to read slowly and focus on <b>every single word</b>. These poor reading habits hold us back, and it’s why so many people don’t enjoy reading.<br /><br />You see, your brain is a lot like Goldilocks. When you read too slow, your mind wanders, you get distracted, and reading feels like a chore. When you try to read too fast, you can't comprehend what you're reading. The key is to read at the right spead using the best reading strategies for your learning type.<br /> <br />In this short read, you’ll discover proven strategies to read faster <u>without</u> having to:<br /><ul> <br /><li>Practice speed-reading techniques for hours and hours</li><br /><li>Skim text and risk missing crucial information</li><br /><li>Read cliff notes or shortened versions of a book</li></ul><br />This book combines the best lessons from speed reading techniques, neuroscience, and modern technology to allow you to read faster and comprehend more than you ever thought possible—and you can start to see the results <u>today</u>!<br /><br /><h2>Say Goodbye to Slow Reading Forever!</h2><br />I was always a slow reader. I could never focus long enough to read an entire book. I often forgot what I had just read, and had to re-read sentences over and over again. Reading was a frustrating, slow, and painful experience, so I tried to make up for my poor reading skills by studying more and working harder.<br /> <br />But studying hard will only get you so far when you're using the wrong strategies. I wanted to be able to read more, learn more, and, most importantly, <b>remember more</b> of what I was reading.<br /> <br />If you’ve quit reading more books than you can remember because of boredom or frustration, this book will change your life—and every book from now on will be a “quick read” for you.<br /> <br />Everything changed when I developed a better way to read entire books very fast…<br /> <br /><h2>Incredible Reading Results in 7 Days</h2><br />I was able to read four large books in my first week of using these methods.<br /> <br />In <i>Read Better Faster: How to Triple Your Reading Speed and Comprehension Without Speed Reading, Skimming, or Skipping</i> you will discover:<br /><ul> <br /><li>The exact methods anyone can use to read books faster than you ever imagined</li><br /><li>Never again struggle to finish a book, no matter how big or complex it is</li><br /><li>Start reading (and finishing) more books your friends and colleagues recommend to you</li><br /><li>How to guarantee laser-focused reading so you never have to re-read or forget what you just read</li><br /><li>How to comprehend and retain everything you read using a method that forces your brain to turn what you read into long-term memory storage</li><br /><li>How to accelerate your ability to learn more by reading faster and remembering more information than ever before</li></ul> <br />This book is perfect for you if:<br /><ul><br /><li>You need to study for an exam, improve your grades, or do better in school</li><br /><li>You need to learn new business skills to improve your career or company</li><br /><li>You want to easily breeze through your favorite fiction books so you can enjoy reading even more</li><br /><li>You’ve always wanted to read more books but just can’t find the time or struggle to get through a book</li></ul> <br />I encourage you to invest in yourself by learning these new reading strategies so you can read faster, remember more, and gain more knowledge faster than you ever thought possible. You'll be able to use your new reading superpower for the rest of your life.<br /> <br />Reading faster with improved memory and recall will open up an entirely new world for you, and it’s just one click away.<br /><br /><h2>Scroll up and click the “buy now” button to get started.</h2>
Complications: A Surgeon's Notes on an Imperfect Science
by Atul Gawande

Language

English

Pages

292

Publication Date

April 01, 2003

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<p><b>A brilliant and courageous doctor reveals, in gripping accounts of true cases, the power and limits of modern medicine.</b></p><p>Sometimes in medicine the only way to know what is truly going on in a patient is to operate, to look inside with one's own eyes. This book is exploratory surgery on medicine itself, laying bare a science not in its idealized form but as it actually is -- complicated, perplexing, and profoundly human. </p><p>Atul Gawande offers an unflinching view from the scalpel's edge, where science is ambiguous, information is limited, the stakes are high, yet decisions must be made. In dramatic and revealing stories of patients and doctors, he explores how deadly mistakes occur and why good surgeons go bad. He also shows us what happens when medicine comes up against the inexplicable: an architect with incapacitating back pain for which there is no physical cause; a young woman with nausea that won't go away; a television newscaster whose blushing is so severe that she cannot do her job. Gawande offers a richly detailed portrait of the people and the science, even as he tackles the paradoxes and imperfections inherent in caring for human lives.</p><p>At once tough-minded and humane, <i>Complications</i> is a new kind of medical writing, nuanced and lucid, unafraid to confront the conflicts and uncertainties that lie at the heart of modern medicine, yet always alive to the possibilities of wisdom in this extraordinary endeavor.</p><p><i>Complications </i>is a 2002 National Book Award Finalist for Nonfiction.</p>

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