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On Call: A Doctor's Days and Nights in Residency

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 21, 2008

    Vivid Journey Through Residency

    I picked up Dr. Transue's book as my husband 'we are newly weds' is in his first year of residency. I wanted to find a way to understand what he is experiencing and be empathetic to him instead of being resentful about the days and nights he spends on call and the time at home he spends fatigued, studying and sleeping. He doesn't go into much detail about his day to day experience as I think he really wants a place that's free from the heavy weight of work. So, I looked to Dr. Transue's book to provide me with some insight about what he is facing. I get it now. This book offers vivid stories about patients and a doctor's emotional, physical and mental trials during residency. We learn about a resident's fears and their victories. I was sooo sad when the book came to a close. This is a great book for anyone as it is truly entertaining. I love that is has a glossary of medical terms in the back as well! Great read. Thank you Dr. Transue for writing about your experience.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 5, 2015

    I picked this book for a project in my English class that I had

    I picked this book for a project in my English class that I had to read and I was not disappointed. I was expecting a dull book, but this book was very engaging and pulls you into it by making you feel how she felt instead of telling you. Through her story you where sympathizing for her and feeling upset and saddened when the patients in the book died.  It starts out as her becoming a doctor right after school thinking she is ready. Then she finds out that she wasn’t as ready as she once thought. Becoming overwhelmed with everything she is in charge of. Through the book she is overcoming obstacles and figuring out how to balance out being a doctor and being a person. She becomes a stronger more confident person overall. I have always wanted to be a doctor when I was growing up; I think that’s why I was very interested. I would think anyone who likes doctors, wants to be a doctor or has a close friend or family member should read this book. It gives you a good perspective on what’s going on in the hospital and what they go through every day. The only people I think who shouldn’t read this book are patients them selves. Because it tells about surgeries going wrong, patients dying, after all seems well, everything going wrong again. But on the other hand it does tell of patients going through miracles and surviving. But I feel like patients would panic and worry thinking the worst may happen to them. If these book where to be made into a movie, I would defiantly watch it. Between all the dramatic parts and the heart-warming parts, this movie wouldn’t start out strong, because I feel like the book isn’t very well known. But the word would spread and be a popular movie. Giving you the perspective of the doctor instead of the patient for once. 

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 19, 2008

    Excellant Read

    I found this book absolutely inspiring. A great read and remarkably truthful.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 27, 2004

    A humane touch within a brilliant mind.

    Dr. Transue is a depleting breed of physicians that exhibit human compassion on a day to day bases.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 12, 2013

    Great read

    Very insightful and engaging. As a young person looking into the medical field this memoir was extremely helpful. Beautifully written.

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