Doctor Taco

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Doctor Taco is a different kind of coming of age story.

Sam, a man/child who hates studying and spends most of his time pining for the love of his life, dreams of one day being that heroic doctor you always see on TV.
He can't understand why the medical schools continuously reject him.

He can't even get a crummy letter of recommendation from...

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Overview

Doctor Taco is a different kind of coming of age story.

Sam, a man/child who hates studying and spends most of his time pining for the love of his life, dreams of one day being that heroic doctor you always see on TV.
He can't understand why the medical schools continuously reject him.

He can't even get a crummy letter of recommendation from the a-hole organic chemistry professor.

What's a hero in the making to do?

The south of the border medical school admission officers aren't as choosey as they are at Harvard Med. Sam packs his bags and moves to Mexico. The Universidad del Tampico educational philosophy is based on learning by coloring book and broken microscopes. Sam worries about getting a fatal disease when anatomical studies settles for using rotting corpses and "get it yourself" body parts.

This is a story filled with adventures. Smuggling, prostitutes, transvestites and occasional life saving charge this story in the style of M.A.S.H and The House of God.

Could Doctor Taco be the story of the surgeon who removed your appendix? ¬°Es possible!

Doctor Irv Danesh is a graduate of a Mexican medical school and a 30 year veteran of front line emergency medicine in inner city war zones. He was also the Associate Producer and Medical Consultant for USA Networks, Royal Pains.

Doctor Danesh is married to his lovely wife of 30+ years and has four artistic children (well one is studying criminal justice).

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781484987780
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
  • Publication date: 6/4/2013
  • Pages: 348
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.72 (d)

Meet the Author

Doctor Irv Danesh was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. Before he started kindergarten he and his family had schlepped to five new homes because of his father's jobs. This was to be a recurrent theme in his life. Like the main character of his novel Doctor Taco, Irv just didn't concentrate well in college. Women and the lack of them had a lot to do with that. After the rejections for admission to medical schools in the States arrived, Irv joined the Diaspora of similar slacker pre-meds and journeyed south of the Border.
Two years of cultural and academic re-education enabled Irv to trek back to the promised land of Brooklyn. More specifically Irv was nurtured at the world's largest community hospital, Brookdale Medical Center. This mega-hospital provided him enough stab wounds, gunshot wounds, blunt trauma and general patient stupidity to regale his friends with stories for years to come.
After two years of surgical training he decided he didn't want to spend the rest of his life removing gallbladders or doing bariatric surgery. Being somewhat of an adrenalin junkie, he was in the right place at the right time to snag a residency at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in the new field of Emergency Medicine. He has practiced in inner city Emergency Departments for 26 years.
Dr. Irv's job statistically has a high rate of burnout. He fought through two of these periods, the first by moving to Boston and serving as an Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at the Tufts School of Medicine.
He later continued his career as Associate Director of Emergency Medicine at the Lawrence General Hospital. It was here that he had his second period of burnout. He again was in the right place at the right time helping birth USA Network's Royal Pains. Irv started as Medical Consultant advancing over three seasons to Co-Producer. His MacGyver like vignettes such as skull drilling, fishhook chest wall stabilizing and other pseudo-medical procedures would never be allowed in AMA approved medicine. Then again Dr. Irv marches to his own drummer.
He wrote Doctor Taco as a fictional account of the great American student exodus to Mexico in the 1970's. Many of the scenarios are true, but needed to be altered to maintain privacy, sometimes his own.
Dr. Irv lives with his lovely and grammatically correct wife, four artistic sons and dog, Harry. He loves the change of seasons except for the winter, which he curses every year.
All in all he would rather be in South Beach.
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