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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.

    2 out of 2 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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