Rotations: The Twelve Months of Intern Lifeby Robert Marion
Focusing on the hot subject of health care in America, Robert Marion weaves a dramatic story that traces a year in the lives of three pediatric interns under his tutelage at Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Marion uses their experiences as his narrative framework. He explores the successes and failures of this country's medical training, examining its 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, Rotation masterfully reflects the author's decades of experience managing medical students and presents an unparalleled historical perspective on the practice of training young physicians today.
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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.