Short White Coat
Lessons From Patients on Becoming A DoctorBook - 2009
Written during his third year of medical school at the University of Pennsylvania, James Feinstein's Short White Coat uses a series of engaging narrative essays to illustrate the universal life lessons that his very first patients teach him. He gracefully examines some of the most common issues and feelings that medical students encounter while learning how to meet, talk with, touch, and care for their patients. Along the way, he learns from his own mistakes before discovering the answer to the question that plagues every medical student: "Do I have what it takes to become a doctor?"
For more information, please visit the author's website at http://www.shortwhitecoat.com
Short White Coat has made the "short list" of finalists for the Hoffer Award: http://www.hofferaward.com/HAbookshortlist.html