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Intern: A Doctor's Initiation (original 2008; edition 2009)

by Sandeep Jauhar (Author)

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Title:Intern: A Doctor's Initiation
Authors:Sandeep Jauhar (Author)
Info:Farrar, Straus and Giroux (2009), Edition: 1, 320 pages
Collections:Read but unowned
Tags:21st C. Indian American Literature, Medicine, Memoir, NonFiction

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A great glimpse at the process of becoming a doctor. The pacing and narration is phenomenal and Dr. Sandeep does a great job of conveying the intensity of everyday life as a hospital resident. ( )
  LaPhenix | May 3, 2016 |
Eh. This memoir of a young doctor is more a confession of Jauhar's ambivalence about the profession of medicine than an in-depth look at the process of becoming a doctor. It's useful, I guess, to know that doctors are as likely to be unhappily punching the clock as any other worker, but Jauhar's writing isn't much sharper than his doctoring. ( )
  AThurman | Dec 7, 2014 |
good reading while waiting for Grey's to return!
  lindap69 | Apr 5, 2013 |
Rambling and self-indulgent at times. ( )
  ramblingivy | Jul 17, 2010 |
Excellent for those interested in what medical school is like or for those making the plunge into the medical profession. ( )
  christopherivie | Dec 21, 2009 |
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Intern is Dr. Sandeep Jauhar’s story of his days and nights in residency at a busy hospital in New York City, a trial that led him to question his every assumption about medical care today. Residency—and especially its first year, the internship—is legendary for its brutality, and Jauhar’s experience was even more harrowing than most. He switched from physics to medicine in order to follow a more humane calling—only to find that his new profession often had little regard for patients’ concerns. He struggled to find a place among squadrons of cocky residents and doctors. He challenged the practices of the internship in The New York Times, attracting the suspicions of the medical bureaucracy. Then, suddenly stricken, he became a patient himself—and came to see that today’s high-tech, high-pressure medicine can be a humane science after all.
Jauhar’s beautifully written memoir explains the inner workings of modern medicine with rare candor and insight.

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Jauhar recounts his days and nights in residency at a busy hospital in New York City, a trial that led him to question the quality of medical care today. His beautifully written memoir explains that modern medicine can be a humane science after all.

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