Rotations: The Twelve Months of Intern Life

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HarperCollins, 1997 - Biography & Autobiography - 282 pages
Timely and brilliantly written, this sequel to the acclaimed The Intern Blues (more than 85,000 copies sold), is an exciting look at the real-life challenges confronting young doctors as they struggle for survival and sanity within today's health-care system.

Focusing on the hot subject of health care in America, Robert Marion weaves a dramatic story that follows one year in the lives of three pediatric interns under his tutelage at New York's Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Using their experiences as his narrative framework, Marion explores the successes and failures of this country's medical training, examining every facet -- from the shifting landscape of medical rules and regulations, to the ever-changing health-care system, to the gritty daily details of blood and bone. Filled with thrilling heroics, harrowing tragedies, and inspiring triumphs, Rotations masterfully reflects the author's decades of experience supervising medical students, and presents an unparalleled historical perspective on the practice of training young physicians today.

"An honest attempt to give readers ... a realistic look at the wrenching, but ever-fascinating, process that shapes every physician". -- The New York Doctor

"A hard, honest look at medical training through sleep-derived intern eyes". -- Susan Reitz O'Neil, Journal of the American Medical Association

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Robert Marion, M.D., is a professor of pediatrics and obstetrics and gynecology at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in the Bronx, New York, is the director of clinical genetics at both the Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx and Blythedale Children's Hospital, Valhalla, New York. He is the author of six published books, including the best-selling and timeless classics "The Intern Blues" and "Learning to Play God: The Coming of Age of a Young Doctor.

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