(University Press of New England) This guide to surviving medical school aims to give readers the ability to respond to the extreme emotional, psychological, and spiritual challenges of medical school and subsequent career. While many medical students attempt to cope by engaging in high-risk behavior, drug and alcohol abuse, or other forms of acting out, Spiegel focuses on enhancing the medical school experience through mindfulness of the inner self. Spiegel is a practicing psychiatrist in Portland, Maine.