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Posted July 24, 2005
A must read for future physicians
Rotations will open the eyes of anyone who hopes to go into medicine. All glorification of the job is stripped away, leaving the brutal, honest truth about the life of an intern. Issues are addressed that one considering medicine might have never thought about, such as the disassociation from loved ones and hatred of patients. This book helped me understand the life of an intern more than the year I spent working in the ICU alongside interns and residents. There is no substitute for the firsthand accounts given in this book.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted December 16, 1999
Excellent page turner despite its many characters
Marion used a lot of material from his previous work Intern Blues. He also often quoted The House of God, a book that also deals with intern life. The book relies on diaries taken from different interns in a pediatric internship (including his own experiences) to determine if recent legislation restricting their work hours has made an improvement in their lifestyle. The hardships outstandingly articulated by the author paint a pessimistic and inhumane view of intern life. His stories were vivid and entertaining. I had a hard time putting this book down. The only I could say nbad about it was that I found it difficult to follow along knowing who each charter was. That was not that hard to do though because it was so entertaining.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.