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Friday, April 27, 2007

Med school the easy way

Maybe there is an easier way to get through medical school. This one's certainly cheaper.

med school in a box-150.bmpThird-year surgical resident Dr. Timothy Millington and his wife and Newsweek science writer Mary Carmichael, both of Boston, have condensed his six-figure Duke University medical training into a 96-page textbook being sold on the Internet for less than $20, a story in the Ottawa Citizen says.

When you buy Med School in a Box, a product of Mental Floss Magazine and Quirk Books, you also get "heroes of medicine trading cards, "extra credit" flashcards, a board exam trivia challenge and, of course, a rolled college diploma with real Latin words, the story says.

"There’s a certain amount of cynicism in medicine and we tried to satirize that rather than subscribe to it," Millington said in the story.

There is actual medical information in the book, according to the story.

"You’re better off taking medical advice from Med School in a Box than 'Grey’s Anatomy,' " he said.

Let's hope he meant the TV show.

Posted by Elizabeth Cooney at 10:58 AM
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