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Careers for Teens: Surgeon (Medical) 2010

Not recommended

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Producer n/a
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DVD, color, 25 min.

Jr. High
Careers, Adolescence

Date Entered: 06/13/2011

Reviewed by LaRoi Lawton, Library & Learning Resources Department, Bronx Community College of the City University of New York

This is part of the Careers for Teens series of educational DVDs which introduce young adults to different prospective employment fields. Surgeon gives an up-close and personal look at the hands-on work of three women each day in their chosen field. It includes a glimpse of real-life surgeons at work in the operating room before orthopedic and cardiac surgeries, as well as the challenges of balancing work and home life. While this series has been called “inspirational and involving viewing,” and highly recommended for high school and public library collections,” I was disappointed at what I perceived as a dated environment. The time period is not clear but it is apparent at least to me, that it is not current. Another problem I have with career type media is that while it can give a glimpse of a potential career for teens today, this series is not diverse in the sense that while the female doctors are ethnically represented, the format does not grab me by the collar. Currency is important for career choices. I do not see it here, and as such was not impressed.