Carol Scott-Conner

I may be an Emeritus, but I still teach the ATOM (Advanced Trauma Management) course to our residents, chair the Institute of Medicine's standing Committee on Aerospace Medicine and the Medicine of Extreme Environments, and, of course, WRITE!

COMING SOON - Third BOOK FOR ASPIRING MEDICAL WRITERS!!! This book is available as a Kindle preorder for release in April. If you want to write a medical textbook, or edit a monograph, or have been asked to write or revise your first chapter, this is a bo

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Here's a book to help you write those stories (or that memoir). It deals with problems unique to the medical environment.

Want some diversion? Here are some short stories.

I have spent my entire life in academic surgery; the world of practicing surgeons who also teach others how to become surgeons. I am interested in the whole academic surgical milieu.

My ten medical books are written for students of surgery at all levels from medical student through practitioner. They have been translated into many languages, ranging from Chinese through Greek. In these books, I emphasize surgical anatomy and careful surgical technique, as well as how to avoid complications. New editions are out and I am always working on revisions.

I'm now devoting my time (besides new editions of my textbooks) to creating e-books for aspiring medical writers and conveying, through short stories, the joy I have found in surgery. Below you will find some links to published short stories that you can read for free.

I also have some information for young surgeons on my blog.

Selected Works

Medical Writing
A book to help clinicians turn their experience into stories or memoirs.
This is a brief guide for aspiring writers.
A compact but extensive text that stresses the multidisciplinary management of breast cancer and benign breast diseases.
A combination of surgical atlas and anatomic reference that covers the most common general, thoracic, and vascular surgical cases.
Authoritative, multiauthored text containing technical details of laparoscopic and endoscopic surgical procedures.
Compact paperback containing template operative dictations and details on surgical procedures.
Short Stories
These are short pieces of fiction set in the academic world.
Short stories
This is a collection of short stories set in the world of academic surgery
Medical writing

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