What do all of the changes in health care mean for a new generation of doctors? "The Health Care Handbook," written by two medical students at Washington University, is an astonishingly clear "user's manual" that explains our health care system and the policies that will shape it in the years to come.
A burly Midwesterner in his mid-20s, he had entered medical school determined to become a primary care physician. But over the last two years, despite encouragement from mentors and good experiences helping patients at the local free clinic, the resolve of the young doctor-to-be had wavered. On the eve of his third year of medical school, he had become more apprehensive than ever.