The Heart of Professional Development
- Peter O. Ways - Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine, Rootstown, USA
- John D. Engel - Northeastern Ohio University - College of Medicine, Northeastern Ohio Universities, USA, Independent Consultant, Bangalore, India
- Peter Finkelstein
Surviving Medical School series
A medical student's clinical clerkship is characterized by-among other things-long hours, insufficient sleep, daily frustrations, and emotional burdens. At the same time, it will be a defining professional experience, as well as a rewarding life experience. Clinical Clerkships takes the third or fourth year student through the unstated curriculum of the clerkship to address those difficulties not often discussed by deans, educators, practitioners, professors, or lab assistants. Through practical discussion and germane vignettes, the authors not only describe the difficult issues involved in clerkships; they also provide solutions and stimulate discovery.