Intern A Doctor's Initiation

ISBN-10: 0374531595
ISBN-13: 9780374531591
Edition: N/A
Authors: Sandeep Jauhar
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Description: Internis 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 our every assumption about medical care today. Residencyand especially the first year, called internshipis  More...

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Book details

List price: $16.00
Publisher: Farrar, Straus & Giroux
Publication date: 1/6/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

Internis 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 our every assumption about medical care today. Residencyand especially the first year, called internshipis legendary for its brutality. Working eighty hours or more per week, most new doctors spend their first year asking themselves why they wanted to be doctors in the first place. Jauhar's internship was even more harrowing than most: he switched from physics to medicine in order to follow a more humane callingonly to find that medicine put patients' concerns last. He struggled to find a place among squadrons of cocky residents and doctors. He challenged the practices of the internship inThe New York Times, attracting the suspicions of the medical bureaucracy. Then, suddenly stricken, he became a patient himselfand came to see that today's high-tech, high-pressure medicine can be a humane science after all. Now a thriving cardiologist, Jauhar has all the qualities you'd want in your own doctor: expertise, insight, a feel for the human factor, a sense of humor, and a keen awareness of the worries that we all have in common. His beautifully written memoir explains the inner workings of modern medicine with rare candor and insight.

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