Alumni Notesby Andrew S. Levitas
ISBN: 978-1-932842-45-6 (soft cover)
ISBN: 978-1-932842-44-9 (cloth cover)
Publisher: Star Cloud Press
Year of Publication: 2011
Format: Soft cover or cloth cover
Page Count: 700
In the 1960s, getting into and through medical school was hard for a guy, and even harder for a "co-ed". Especially if issues of class and ethnicity complicated the picture. And money. And a war. And the draft. For two young medical trainees, a night on call in a crumbling municipal hospital in the Bronx becomes the fulcrum of their lives.
The story alternates between the drama of a busy night in a South Bronx hospital and the events of their lives as undergraduates, medical students and participants in the Anti-War movement as they find and steal the time to explore the events that brought them passionately together, and the misunderstandings on both sides that are the real reasons keeping them apart.
About the Author:
Andrew Levitas, M.D. is Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Medical Director of the Center of Excellence for Mental Health Treatment of Persons with Intellectual Disabilities of the Department of Psychiatry, UMDNJ/SOM. He is a graduate of Union College, Schenectady, New York and the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, New York. He did his medical internship at Montefiore Hospital, Bronx, New York, residency in Psychiatry at Downstate/Kings County Hospital Center, Brooklyn, New York, and his Fellowship in Child Psychiatry at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Denver, Colorado, where he later taught the "Literature and the Unconscious" course. He is Board Certified in both Psychiatry and Child Psychiatry. He is the 1999 recipient of the Robert D. Sovner Award for psychiatric services to persons with intellectual disabilities.
Dr. Levitas is a member of the Scientific and Clinical Advisory Committee of the National Fragile-X Foundation, the Advisory Board of the Fragile-X Advocate, and was Associate Editor of Mental Health Aspects of Developmental Disabilities from 1997 through 2009. He is a member of the Advisory Board and scholastic contributor to the Diagnostic Manual on Intellectual Disabilities: A Clinical Guide for the Diagnosis of Mental Disorders in Persons with Intellectual Disability, and the author and co-author of numerous scientific papers and books.
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