What is not taught in Medical Colleges – must read a book for teachers students and professionals in all systems of medicine
Book review by Dr Mansoor Ali
Forty-one authors have contributed papers, which have been grouped under eight sections – this work will help to create good students, teachers and practitioners – topics covering all systems of medicines included.
Among the topics covered are skills in communication with seniors, colleagues and patients; manners, marketing in medicine, empathy and compassion; how to use a library; how to do clinical research; how to write a scientific paper; learn clinical and procedural skills, professionalism and work ethics; the attributes of a good teacher; how to be a good examiner; setting up a private practice in a small town; when a surgeon should retire; the dying art of clinical examination; reflection—a critical tool for personal and professional growth and many more.
The contributors range from former and current faculty in Medical Colleges to private practitioners
Section 6 dealing with career development is quite informative and illustrative too. The section on computers in medicine occupies 28 pages.
Author : Dr KS Shekar and DK Srinivas
Pages : 490
Price : 350
Published by Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Bangalore
For copies : Director, Prasaranga, Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Bangalore, 4th T Block, Jyaanagar, Bangalore. 560041