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Publisher's Summary

There's an art and science behind how doctors diagnose and treat medical patients. Where do doctors get these skills? The Grand Rounds experience, where they practice how to make accurate diagnoses by examining real patients. And with Dr. Benaroch's 24 unique lectures, you'll explore how a master physician solves medical problems just like a detective.
Whether you're a patient, a current or future medical professional, or just someone who enjoys a good mystery, you'll discover how doctors use medical science to identify and combat injuries and diseases; how they uncover tiny clues patients can fail to notice; how they sometimes make misdiagnoses that lead to costly (and life-threatening) problems; and how they think their way toward putting patients on the fast track to proper treatment.
Drawn from actual medical stories, these 24 Grand Rounds take you everywhere from the calm of a doctor's office to the chaos of an emergency room. You'll hear how a 33-year-old man's fever and mouth sores are clues to one of today's most notorious diseases; why an explorer's life-threatening nausea and pain demand emergency surgery; how doctors treat a trauma patient at the site of an accident; and much more.
Dr. Benaroch has crafted a rewarding learning experience; one packed with thrilling Grand Rounds cases that will captivate you, that will provide you with an exciting new way to think about medicine, and that will help you become a better, more informed patient.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.

©2014 The Great Courses; 2014 The Teaching Company, LLC (P)2014 The Teaching Company, LLC
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5 out of 5 stars
By Kindle Customer on 06-09-14

Enthralled!

Would you listen to Medical School for Everyone again? Why?

Actually, I've listened to it twice now and plan a third! I learn something new each time, and the professor's style is enjoyable and comfortable. Although the content is highly specialized and detailed, Dr. Benaroch is not the least bit pedantic, and he brings everything to life for the listener. I loved how, after a few chapters, I was anticipating his questions and "talking" along with him as he processed each patient's situation. It was such a thrill to catch myself blurting out the possible or probable diagnosis!

What did you like best about this story?

There are numerous "stories" in this set, each story being its own patient, set of symptoms, and discussion. It is impossible not to learn medical concepts while enjoying the stories. Dr. Benaroch starts out with a particular patient, but then branches out and discusses the bigger picture for each medical condition he covers.

Which scene was your favorite?

They are all equally enjoyable and fascinating.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

It made me wish Dr.Benaroch was one of my "in network" docs.

Any additional comments?

I buy and listen to at least four Great Courses a year, and have for the past six years. This set is, by far, my most favorite set to date. I intend to re-listen to these lectures until I have them memorized!

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4 out of 5 stars
By Jacobus on 05-17-14

Be a Medical Sherlock's Watson

‘Medical School for Everyone: Grand Rounds’ starts with a disclaimer which boils down to something sounding like “This course is not supposed to make you a medical doctor.” After such a disclaimer one might feel hesitant to continue listening, but I am glad that I did. The course’s actual aim is to make one a better patient by introducing you to the way doctors think and function to make a diagnosis. However I just bought it out of pure curiosity.

The course consists out of twenty four 30 minutes lectures by Prof. Roy Benaroch from Emory University School of Medicine where he specialised in Paediatrics. He seems to be well-known in the USA through his blog and his books ‘A Guide to Getting the Best Healthcare for Your Child’ and ‘Solving Health and Behavioral Problems from Birth Through Preschool: A Parent’s Guide.’ He also writes Science Fiction.

The listener is invited to imagine him-/herself to be a doctor that goes on rounds visiting various patients. You get the chance to be the sidekick of a sort of Medical Sherlock Holmes, thus you may be a highly opinionated Watson. By looking at different patients presenting diseases and using the steps doctors take to diagnose them, Prof. Benaroch introduces listeners to the world of a doctor as well as to many (mostly common) illnesses. For me the most interesting round was the Antarctic appendectomy on myself.

The course falls in the same category as Prof. Robert Garland’s course, “The Other Side of History: Daily Life in the Ancient World,” in the sense that it use make-believe to make you understand important concepts. Prof. Benaroch has an excellent voice and it was quite easy to follow his lectures, though some of the medical terminology kept me at times in the dark.

I would recommend this course to anyone inclined to solve mysteries, thrive on puzzles and clues. While you will not be a qualified doctor hereafter, it can help you in understanding the framework within which doctors ‘operate.’ It comes highly recommended.

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4 out of 5 stars
By mr on 07-03-14

Good

Learnt a lot, enjoyable, easy to pick up and put down. Good content and good delivery.

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2 of 2 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Tobias Mayne on 01-02-17

Interesting case studies and a well structured course

Interesting selection of case studies with a variety assessment techniques and patient scenarios.
All medical terminology is clearly explained and they do a great job of guiding you through the assessment and diagnosis of the patients.
All in all a fascinating insight into the world of medical practitioners!

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5 out of 5 stars
By Keith on 03-03-16

Massively dissatisfied customer.. I need more Roy!

Any additional comments?

This is great stuff. Dr Roy has an easy style as he takes his listener through a variety of complaints and diseases, like a Virgil guiding you through the medical underworld. His Emergency Medicine lecture series is just as good. Additional material is now overdue though - how about a paediatric course? Just sayin'...

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5 out of 5 stars
By angie on 08-11-18

Excellent lectures!

I love these courses by Roy Benaroch! He is such a knowledgeable and entertaining presenter. It's fun to try to work out each medical mystery before he reveals the answer. Highly recommended 😊

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