Admissions

Life as a Brain Surgeon

Author: Henry Marsh

Publisher: Thomas Dunne Books

ISBN: 1250127262

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

View: 9768

The International Bestseller "Consistently entertaining...Honesty is abundantly apparent here--a quality as rare and commendable in elite surgeons as one suspects it is in memoirists." —The Guardian "Disarmingly frank storytelling...his reflections on death and dying equal those in Atul Gawande's excellent Being Mortal." —The Economist Henry Marsh has spent a lifetime operating on the surgical frontline. There have been exhilarating highs and devastating lows, but his love for the practice of neurosurgery has never wavered. Following the publication of his celebrated New York Times bestseller Do No Harm, Marsh retired from his full-time job in England to work pro bono in Ukraine and Nepal. In Admissions he describes the difficulties of working in these troubled, impoverished countries and the further insights it has given him into the practice of medicine. Marsh also faces up to the burden of responsibility that can come with trying to reduce human suffering. Unearthing memories of his early days as a medical student, and the experiences that shaped him as a young surgeon, he explores the difficulties of a profession that deals in probabilities rather than certainties, and where the overwhelming urge to prolong life can come at a tragic cost for patients and those who love them. Reflecting on what forty years of handling the human brain has taught him, Marsh finds a different purpose in life as he approaches the end of his professional career and a fresh understanding of what matters to us all in the end.

Admissions

Life as a Brain Surgeon

Author: Henry Marsh

Publisher: Thomas Dunne Books

ISBN: 1250127270

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

View: 3093

The 2017 National Book Critics Circle (NBCC) Finalist, International Bestseller, and a Kirkus Best Nonfiction Book of 2017! “Marsh has retired, which means he’s taking a thorough inventory of his life. His reflections and recollections make Admissions an even more introspective memoir than his first, if such a thing is possible.” —The New York Times "Consistently entertaining...Honesty is abundantly apparent here--a quality as rare and commendable in elite surgeons as one suspects it is in memoirists." —The Guardian "Disarmingly frank storytelling...his reflections on death and dying equal those in Atul Gawande's excellent Being Mortal." —The Economist Henry Marsh has spent a lifetime operating on the surgical frontline. There have been exhilarating highs and devastating lows, but his love for the practice of neurosurgery has never wavered. Following the publication of his celebrated New York Times bestseller Do No Harm, Marsh retired from his full-time job in England to work pro bono in Ukraine and Nepal. In Admissions he describes the difficulties of working in these troubled, impoverished countries and the further insights it has given him into the practice of medicine. Marsh also faces up to the burden of responsibility that can come with trying to reduce human suffering. Unearthing memories of his early days as a medical student, and the experiences that shaped him as a young surgeon, he explores the difficulties of a profession that deals in probabilities rather than certainties, and where the overwhelming urge to prolong life can come at a tragic cost for patients and those who love them. Reflecting on what forty years of handling the human brain has taught him, Marsh finds a different purpose in life as he approaches the end of his professional career and a fresh understanding of what matters to us all in the end.

Admissions

A Life in Brain Surgery

Author: Henry Marsh

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1474603882

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

View: 9892

THE SUNDAY TIMES NO.1 BESTSELLER Henry Marsh has spent a lifetime operating on the surgical frontline. There have been exhilarating highs and devastating lows, but his love for the practice of neurosurgery has never wavered. Prompted by his retirement from his full-time job in the NHS, and through his continuing work in Nepal and Ukraine, Henry has been forced to reflect more deeply about what forty years spent handling the human brain has taught him. Moving between encounters with patients in his London hospital, to those he treats in the more extreme circumstances of his work abroad, Henry faces up to the burden of responsibility that can come with trying to reduce human suffering. Unearthing memories of his early days as a medical student, and the experiences that shaped him as a young surgeon, he explores the difficulties of a profession that deals in probabilities rather than certainties, and where the overwhelming urge to prolong life can come at a tragic cost for both patients and for those who love them. In this searing, provocative and deeply personal memoir, the bestselling author of Do No Harm finds new purpose in his own life as he approaches the end of his professional career, and a fresh understanding of what matters to us all in the end.

Admission

Author: Jean Hanff Korelitz

Publisher: Grand Central Pub

ISBN: 0446540706

Category: Fiction

Page: 452

View: 2543

Thirty-eight-year old Portia Nathan, a Princeton University admissions officer, must decide whether or not to confront the truth when a life-altering decision from her past resurfaces.

Admissions

Author: Nancy Lieberman

Publisher: Grand Central Publishing

ISBN: 0446533866

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

View: 8850

This sharply observed and bitingly funny novel exposes the over-the-top absurdity of New York City`s elite private school admissions circus. For Manhattan's most affluent parents, the Tuesday after Labor Day marks the beginning of the city's most competitive and vicious blood sport: the start of the private school admissions process. But for Helen Drager, mother of Zoe, it shouldn't be such an ordeal. After all, Helen's best friend Sara is an admissions officer at Zoe's current K-8. But Sara's position becomes precarious, and Helen soon finds herself drawn ever deeper into the mounting lunacy generated by the fierce competition.

Small Admissions

A Novel

Author: Amy Poeppel

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1501122541

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

View: 5611

People’s Book of the Week “Perfect for fans of Curtis Sittenfeld's Prep.”—Booklist Top 6 Books You Need to Read—BuzzFeed Best Books to Give Every Book Lover on Your List—Town & Country In this witty, hilarious, and entertaining novel that’s “The Devil Wears Prada meets Primates of Park Avenue” (The New York Times), a young woman is unexpectedly thrust into the cutthroat world of New York City private school admissions. Despite her innate ambition and summa cum laude smarts, Kate Pearson has turned into a major slacker. After being unceremoniously dumped by her handsome “almost fiancé,” she abandons her plans and instead spends her days lolling on the couch, watching reruns of Sex and the City. Her friends don’t know what to do other than pass tissues and hope for a comeback, while her practical sister, Angela, pushes every remedy she can think of, from trapeze class to therapy to job interviews. Miraculously, Kate manages to land a job in the admissions department at the revered Hudson Day School. In her new position Kate learns there’s no time for self-pity or nonsense during the thick of the admissions season, or what her colleagues refer to as “the dark time.” As the process revs up, Kate meets smart kids who are unlikable, likeable kids who aren’t very smart, and Park Avenue parents who refuse to take no for an answer. Through a comical and crazy run of wildly unpredictable interviews, subtle bribes, outright threats, final judgments, and page-turning twists, the highly competitive and occasionally absurd world of private school admissions is brought to light in all of its outrageous glory that is reminiscent of Curtis Sittenfeld’s Prep.

Inside Graduate Admissions

Merit, Diversity, and Faculty Gatekeeping

Author: Julie R. Posselt

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674915666

Category: Education

Page: 262

View: 4411

Advanced degrees are necessary for careers that once required only a college education. Yet little has been written about who gets into grad school and why. Julie Posselt pulls back the curtain on this secret process, revealing how faculty evaluate applicants in top-ranked doctoral programs in the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences.

Creating a Class

Author: Mitchell L Stevens

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674044037

Category: Education

Page: 318

View: 2156

In real life, Stevens is a professor at Stanford University. But for a year and a half, he worked in the admissions office of a bucolic New England college known for its high academic standards, beautiful campus, and social conscience. Ambitious high schoolers and savvy guidance counselors know that admission here is highly competitive. But creating classes, Stevens finds, is a lot more complicated than most people imagine.

Do No Harm

Stories of Life, Death, and Brain Surgery

Author: Henry Marsh

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 1466872802

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

View: 5688

A New York Times Bestseller Shortlisted for both the Guardian First Book Prize and the Costa Book Award Longlisted for the Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction A Finalist for the Pol Roger Duff Cooper Prize A Finalist for the Wellcome Book Prize A Financial Times Best Book of the Year An Economist Best Book of the Year A Washington Post Notable Book of the Year What is it like to be a brain surgeon? How does it feel to hold someone's life in your hands, to cut into the stuff that creates thought, feeling, and reason? How do you live with the consequences of performing a potentially lifesaving operation when it all goes wrong? In neurosurgery, more than in any other branch of medicine, the doctor's oath to "do no harm" holds a bitter irony. Operations on the brain carry grave risks. Every day, leading neurosurgeon Henry Marsh must make agonizing decisions, often in the face of great urgency and uncertainty. If you believe that brain surgery is a precise and exquisite craft, practiced by calm and detached doctors, this gripping, brutally honest account will make you think again. With astonishing compassion and candor, Marsh reveals the fierce joy of operating, the profoundly moving triumphs, the harrowing disasters, the haunting regrets, and the moments of black humor that characterize a brain surgeon's life. Do No Harm provides unforgettable insight into the countless human dramas that take place in a busy modern hospital. Above all, it is a lesson in the need for hope when faced with life's most difficult decisions.

Mba Admissions Strategy: From Profile Building To Essay Writing

From profile building to essay writing

Author: Gordon, Avi

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 0335241174

Category: Education

Page: 240

View: 7809

This book focuses on the essay writing process and includes a writing toolbox which has been adapted to meet the specific needs of MBA applicants.

The Best Business Schools' Admissions Secrets

A Former Harvard Business School Admissions Board Member Reveals the Insider Keys to Getting In

Author: Chioma Isiadinso

Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.

ISBN: 1492603899

Category: Study Aids

Page: 352

View: 3621

The top secrets to getting into the best MBA programs, from a leading industry expert Top MBA programs reject more than 80 percent of their applicants, but author Chioma Isiadinso's admissions consulting firm has successfully guided 90 percent of her students into the best business schools around the world. As a former Admissions Board Member, Isiadinso offers insider tips and strategies to help applicants get into the school of their choice by building and promoting their personal brand. This revised and updated edition now offers: • the do's and don'ts of social media networking • sample admissions essays that worked • an international perspective for global admissions appeal

Where You Go Is Not Who You'll Be

An Antidote to the College Admissions Mania

Author: Frank Bruni

Publisher: Grand Central Publishing

ISBN: 145553269X

Category: Education

Page: 176

View: 9492

Over the last few decades, Americans have turned college admissions into a terrifying and occasionally devastating process, preceded by test prep, tutors, all sorts of stratagems, all kinds of rankings, and a conviction among too many young people that their futures will be determined and their worth established by which schools say yes and which say no. That belief is wrong. It's cruel. And in WHERE YOU GO IS NOT WHO YOU'LL BE, Frank Bruni explains why, giving students and their parents a new perspective on this brutal, deeply flawed competition and a path out of the anxiety that it provokes. Bruni, a bestselling author and a columnist for the New York Times, shows that the Ivy League has no monopoly on corner offices, governors' mansions, or the most prestigious academic and scientific grants. Through statistics, surveys, and the stories of hugely successful people who didn't attend the most exclusive schools, he demonstrates that many kinds of colleges-large public universities, tiny hideaways in the hinterlands-serve as ideal springboards. And he illuminates how to make the most of them. What matters in the end are a student's efforts in and out of the classroom, not the gleam of his or her diploma. Where you go isn't who you'll be. Americans need to hear that-and this indispensable manifesto says it with eloquence and respect for the real promise of higher education.

Open Admissions

What Teaching at Community College Taught Me about Learning

Author: Ned Bachus

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781941948040

Category: Community colleges

Page: 353

View: 6628

For many young Americans, attending college is an expected rite of passage, an experience for which they have been groomed since birth. First-generation or nontraditional students also enroll in college but generally with far less preparation and support. Award-winning writer and community college teacher Ned Bachus argues that for America¿s greater society, their outcomes matter more. Bachus began the fall 2011 semester knowing that before it ended, he must decide if he would take early retirement or remain indefinitely in his dream job at Community College of Philadelphia¿where four decades prior he began his own college studies as an disengaged student from a working-class single-parent family. Open Admissions interweaves the story of this decision-making semester with the month-long sabbatical residency on the coast of Ireland the following spring, a time when he began to make sense of a life measured in semesters. Open Admissions offers an important window into the real lives of community college students and their professors. It sheds much-needed light on the often misunderstood and disrespected institution that serves as a launching pad for people who make a positive difference, from doctors, nurses, and researchers to engineers, entrepreneurs, and creative artists. Bachus offers story after story about teaching and learning practices that transform lives¿including his own.

The Chosen

The Hidden History of Admission and Exclusion at Harvard, Yale, and Princeton

Author: Jerome Karabel

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780618574582

Category: Education

Page: 711

View: 7446

The author presents the findings of his survey of admissions at Harvard, Yale, and Princeton, revealing a century of exclusion that cuts to the core of the American experience, while raising questions about the stratification of higher education in Americ

College Admission

From Application to Acceptance, Step by Step

Author: Robin Mamlet,Christine VanDeVelde

Publisher: Three Rivers Press (CA)

ISBN: 0307590321

Category: Study Aids

Page: 405

View: 7549

A comprehensive guide for college-bound teens and their parents shares step-by-step coverage of today's competitive admissions processes based on expert advice by 50 admissions deans from ivy-league universities, in a reference that outlines recommendations for the sophomore, junior and senior grades of high school. Original.

The Ivey Guide to Law School Admissions

Straight Advice on Essays, Resumes, Interviews, and More

Author: Anna Ivey

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780156029797

Category: Reference

Page: 314

View: 5329

A former law school admissions officer draws on her background experience to counsel prospective candidates on everything from applications and essays to interviews and recommendations, covering such topics as the LSAT, educational financing, and overcoming special circumstances. Original.

Measuring Success

Testing, Grades, and the Future of College Admissions

Author: Jack Buckley,Lynn Letukas,Ben Wildavsky

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 1421424967

Category: Education

Page: 344

View: 9114

"Once touted as the single best way to measure students from diverse backgrounds, schools, and experiences, standardized college admissions tests are now criticized for being hopelessly biased in favor of traditionally privileged groups. Out of this has emerged the test-optional movement that seeks to allow students to apply to schools without sitting through the rigors of the SAT. This book takes a step back and applies rigorous empirical measurements to these rival claims. Drawing upon the expertise of higher education researchers, admissions officers, enrollment managers, and policy professionals, this edited volume is among the first to investigate the research and policy implications of test-optional practices. It was conceived in response to the editors' frustration with the fragmented and incomplete state of the literature around the contemporary debate on college admissions testing. Many students, teachers, parents, policymakers--frankly, nearly anyone immediately outside the testing industry and college admissions--have little understanding of how admissions tests are used. This lack of transparency has often fueled beliefs that college assessments are biased, misused, or overused. Decades of research on various aspects of testing, such as the predictive validity of assessments, makes a compelling case for their value. But all-too-frequently researchers and admissions officers talk past one another instead of engaging substantively. This collection intends to remedy the situation by bringing these disparate voices together. This book is designed for provosts, enrollment managers, and college admissions officers seeking to strike the proper balance between uniformity and fairness"--

Immigration Controls

The Search for Workable Policies in Germany and the United States

Author: Kay Hailbronner,David A. Martin,Hiroshi Motomura

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 9781571810892

Category: Social Science

Page: 230

View: 4716

Some of the most pressing questions in immigration law and policy today concern the problem of immigration controls. How are immigration laws administered, and how are they enforced against those who enter and remain in a receiving country without legal permission? Comparing the United States and Germany, two of the four extended essays in this volume concern enforcement; the other two address techniques for managing high-volume asylum systems in both countries.

College Admission 101

Simple Answers to Tough Questions about College Admissions & Financial Aid

Author: Princeton Review,Robert Franek

Publisher: Princeton Review

ISBN: 152475854X

Category: Education

Page: 208

View: 9107

This friendly, helpful Q&A book from the editor-in-chief of The Princeton Review presents simple answers to your toughest questions about the college admissions process, figuring out financial aid, and getting into the university of your choice! As The Princeton Review’s chief expert on education, Robert Franek frequently appears on ABC, CBS, NBC, and FOX to share his insider expertise on the college admissions process. Each year, he travels to high schools across the country, advising thousands of anxious students and parents on how to turn their college hopes into reality. Now, with College Admission 101, the best of Rob’s wisdom has finally been collected in one place! From standardized tests to financial aid, Rob provides straightforward answers to 60+ of the questions he hears most often, including: · Should I take the ACT or SAT? · When should I start my college research? · How many schools should I apply to? · Will applying Early Decision or Early Action give me a leg up? · Which extracurricular activities do colleges want to see? · How does the financial aid process work? · What’s more important: GPA or test scores?

The Arrivals

A Novel

Author: Meg Mitchell Moore

Publisher: Reagan Arthur Books

ISBN: 9780316122757

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

View: 7240

It's early summer when Ginny and William's peaceful life in Vermont comes to an abrupt halt. First, their daughter Lillian arrives, with her two children in tow, to escape her crumbling marriage. Next, their son Stephen and his pregnant wife Jane show up for a weekend visit, which extends indefinitely when Jane ends up on bed rest. When their youngest daughter Rachel appears, fleeing her difficult life in New York, Ginny and William find themselves consumed again by the chaos of parenthood - only this time around, their children are facing adult problems. By summer's end, the family gains new ideas of loyalty and responsibility, exposing the challenges of surviving the modern family - and the old adage, once a parent, always a parent, has never rung so true.