Learning to play God: the coming of age of a young doctor
Do you know what your doctor really thinks or how your doctor really feels about medicine and about you? The seeds lie in the critical first few years of a medical education, and Dr. Robert Marion, director of the Center for Congenital Disorders at the Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx, draws from his own experiences as student, intern, and resident to provide some surprising -- and sobering -- answers. In the course of twenty gripping, illuminating, and extraordinarily candid stories, Dr. Marion reveals the dehumanizing, slightly insane, and often brutal process of medical training. You will experience not only the intense pressure and chronic exhaustion of the doctor-to-be, but also the price the patient must often pay. While each story stands alone as an adventure in medicine, taken together they are a call to change. With profound eloquence and compassion, Dr. Marion explores ways in which to assure that humanity and idealism survive the grueling and destructive path to technical competency.
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Review: Learning to Play God: The Coming of Age of a Young DoctorUser Review - Goodreads
Actually I didn't finish this. It didn't hold my interest. The story about starting the IV in the infant was upsetting to read. I don't recommend this book.
Review: Learning to Play God: The Coming of Age of a Young DoctorUser Review - Beth - Goodreads
Meh. I didn't think much of The Intern Blues either. The title has nothing apparent to do with the book. Dr. Marion has an epiphany early on about how he will be when he is a doctor but fails to carry ... Read full review
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