Everything I Learned in Medical School: Besides All the Book Stuff
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Everything I Learned in Medical School: Besides All the Book Stuff

3.86 of 5 stars 3.86  ·  rating details  ·  98 ratings  ·  20 reviews
Sleep deprivation, dissecting human bodies, giving bad news, delivering a baby, seeing death...the journey of becoming an "MD" is not an easy one. Join the author as he takes you through his four years at Duke University Medical School. Relive the exhilarating, the strange, the uplifting, and the frightening experiences that taught him everything he learned in medical scho...more
Paperback, 182 pages
Published January 1st 2011 by Createspace
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this book, to a med student, can easily take 5/5, cause it shows you a very important thing; IT HAPPENS TO OTHERS TOO!!
I'm half the globe away from USA, and still I encountered more than 70% of the situation Dr.K described.

The take back of it though, that it's extremely short. Written in a very simple and to-the-point way, in about 170 pages with BIG font, you can finish it in few hours.

Another point to mention, Dr.K explained medical terms to those who are not familiar with it in a very simple...more
The book provided an amusing guide into the lessons a medical student learns as he/she makes their way through medical school. It focuses completely on life lessons, so it doesn't provide much information and insight into the academic portion of medical school.

Instead, you'll read about how little sleep medical school students get, the initial awkwardness of performing your first body exam, the hierarchy of a hospital, the problems doctors face with getting to know their patients, and many othe...more
Yasser Asiri
I'm following Dr.Sujay on twitter, he advertised for his book many times and since I just graduated from med college i decided to give it a try. the title to me is so attractive!
the book actually is wonderful and enjoyable. it's amazing how people are so similar! every experience or situation he was in during the years of med college are almost applicable in every medical student's life anywhere! the writer is talented in telling stories without making it so boring or too long and of course he...more
A fun read because my hubby is in medical school and I could relate to the author and got a better idea of what my husband's daily experiences look like. I'm not a big fan if the author's writing style but it made for a super easy read and made me laugh out loud a few times. If I ever have the opportunity to teach pre-meds I would definitely incorporate this as part of the curriculum. The author brings up a lot of the emotional, social, and ethical issues students and doctors have to deal with e...more
Fun to read - like a trip down memory lane. Describes medical school experience at Duke from perspective of a young, idealistic student!
Steve G
I bought this book because I was "pre-med" at one point and wanted to see what I may have missed. I was constantly intrigued throughout this book. Some of the experiences are humorous, such as when the author talks about "steeping," the author's term for falling asleep while standing up. Other chapters are quite poignant. Most of the stories are very relatable. For example, he talks about how the most successful people are as obsessive compulsive as those that are considered pathologic. Very tru...more
Really interesting window into the life of a medical student. This, as the title indicates, is more of a general "life lessons" set of reflections rather than a blow by blow of every aspect of being a medical student, but even so there are a lot of interesting facts about the body and the practice of medicine sprinkled throughout. I really enjoyed his explanation of the breakdown of the hospital hierarchy and how it was displayed through the lab coat and personal interactions, as well as "pimpin...more
Simple, fun to read, and absolutely relatable.
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Great book for medical students.. I liked reading about the author's round and weird cases.
Especially if everything was crystal clear..

It almost gives you a brief look into the

I really like this book and I recommend it for others to try it..
Pretty sure this was free on Kindle, so it was fine for that price. He had some good stories and overall it was a very positive book, but it is rather short and there isn't much there in some places.
WOW. This book brought back memories. I was in school decades ago, and some somethings never change. In so many ways it was fun to read this book.
Ruthanne Davis
Delightfully frank and informative account of Dr. Kansagra's journey through medical school. Made me appreciate my doctor even more.
Huda Al-Faris
A very enjoyable light read of cool short stories, some happened to me and probably to every medical student/graduate!
Absolutely wonderful !
The author has that incredible way of looking at things!
I am loving it..
Diane Robinson
Made the process of med. school, residency and internship a little more understandable.
This book speaks the real medical student life.
To every medical student : read it !
Heba Alfaris
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Looks like an interesting book
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Recommended by Sujay M Kansagra, MD
I liked the easy language of this book. It was a fun quick read. Hopefully I'll come up with my own in the future..
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