Becoming a Neurosurgeon by John Colapinto audiobook

Becoming a Neurosurgeon

By John Colapinto
Read by Arthur Morey

Simon & Schuster Audio 9781501159176

The Masters at Work Series

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Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781508281788

  • ISBN: 9781508281771

Runtime: 3.31 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/Business & Economics
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

A fascinating guide to a career in neurosurgery written by award-winning journalist John Colapinto and based on the real-life experiences of an expert in the field—essential reading for someone considering a path to this most challenging profession.

Choosing what to do with your life begins with imagining yourself in a career, actually meeting the emotional, physical, and intellectual demands of the job. Often regarded as one of the most technically and emotionally demanding of surgical disciplines, becoming a neurosurgeon requires years of study. This practical guide offers a unique opportunity to see what daily life for a neurosurgeon is like, from someone who has mastered the profession and can explain what the risks and rewards of the job really are.

Joshua Bederson is the chief of Neurosurgery at the esteemed Mt. Sinai Hospital in New York City. New Yorker writer John Colapinto brings to vivid life what Dr. Bederson’s professional life is like to show all the varied facets of his work, from extensive study and research to brain operations, one-on-one consultations with patients, and even staff meetings with fellow surgeons and students. Since Mt. Sinai is a teaching hospital, we learn alongside the residents and interns how Bederson trains neurosurgeons, passing along the knowledge and skills he honed over decades. The result is a multidimensional portrait of a man and a department, a practical guide for how to enter and learn the profession, as well as a moving glimpse into the world of patients and doctors who face some of life’s most harrowing challenges.

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Author Bio: John Colapinto

Author Bio: John Colapinto

John Colapinto is a Canadian journalist and author. After freelancing for Canadian magazines he moved to New York. His work has appeared in Vanity Fair, the New York Times, and the New Yorker where he was also a staff writer. A contributing editor at Rolling Stone, he won a National Magazine Award for his story about a famous medical scandal that he later expanded into a book, As Nature Made Him: The Boy Who Was Raised as a Girl, which became a New York Times bestseller. 

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Available Formats : CD, Library CD
Category: Nonfiction/Business & Economics
Runtime: 3.31
Audience: Adult
Language: English