WAUKESHA, WIS.— John Jenkins, a first-year student in Carroll University’s Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies program, has had a book review published in a national professional magazine.
Jenkins, from Pipe, Wis., reviewed Sherwin Nuland’s “The Soul of Medicine: Tales from the Bedside.” His review was included in the December 2012 edition of “PA Professional,” a magazine published by the American Academy of Physician Assistants.
“The Soul of Medicine,” which Jenkins read twice in the space of several years, is a collection of stories Nuland solicited from colleagues from different medical specialties about their most memorable patients. Jenkins notes that the book, which he said appeals to both novice and experienced health care workers, also provides insight to non healthcare workers “into the shrouded and often confidential world of medical practitioners.”
Jenkins calls the book “a wonderful collection of stories from those who have lived, breathed and bled the art and science of medicine.”
A former U.S. Army medic and emergency medical technician, Jenkins is considering specializing in emergency medicine.
Carroll’s PA program, launched in June 2011, is a two-year program that includes a cultural competency component, which focuses on developing students' abilities to provide effective treatment to minority populations.