Year of the Intern

Year of the Intern

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by Robin Cook
     
 

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The nurse's voice on the phone is desperate, but young Dr. Peters, in his first weeks of internship, is only bone-tired and a little afraid. He has forgotten when he last slept. Yet he knows that in the coming hours he will have to make life-or-death decisions regarding patients, assist contemptuous surgeons in the operating room, deal with nurses who may know more

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The nurse's voice on the phone is desperate, but young Dr. Peters, in his first weeks of internship, is only bone-tired and a little afraid. He has forgotten when he last slept. Yet he knows that in the coming hours he will have to make life-or-death decisions regarding patients, assist contemptuous surgeons in the operating room, deal with nurses who may know more than he does, cope with worried relatives and friends of the injured and ill, and pretend at all times to be what he has not yet become—a fully qualified doctor.

This book is about what happens to a young intern as he goes through the year that promises to make him into a doctor, and threatens to destroy him as a human being—

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780451165558
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
09/28/1973
Edition description:
REISSUE
Pages:
320
Sales rank:
208,933
Product dimensions:
6.84(w) x 4.12(h) x 0.75(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Robin Cook, M.D., is the author of more than thirty books and is credited with popularizing the medical thriller with his wildly successful first novel, Coma. He divides his time among Florida, New Hampshire, and Boston. His most recent novels include Host, Cell, and Nano.

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Year of the Intern 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I read this wonderful book, in a process of applying for my residency training. I received this this book from a student of mine, so I could enjoy my week off during break. And thanks to this book, I did. I went through the ordeal that Cook had gone through, and amazingly enough there are many similarities, even though I practiced in Europe .For all of us who have graduated from different social and cultural background, this book enhances our perspective on the American healthcare system.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is probably Robin Cook's best novel that I've read and I have purchased all his books. What is really scary is that it is the most likely scenario to happen in real life. Not to say you can't trust your doctors or medical staff, but, after all, they are human just like us and will make mistakes, just like us. From the author's point of view and probably from some experiences and observations, this is better than reality tv shows.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago