A behind-the-scenes look at the real lives of surgical residents, from the author of The Medical Science of House, M.D.
Do surgeons talk about their sex lives while cutting a heart open? How do surgeons respond to death? How do they react when asked to save the life of an abuser, criminal, or addict?
Since its debut, the ABC medical drama Grey's Anatomy has asked such questions. With an emphasis on the personal lives of the surgical interns, residents, and attending physicians, the show has generated interest in how these professionals survive this rigorous educational program. How much of its drama is entertainment, and how much is accurate? Here, a medical journalist provides answers. He examines a group of new surgical residents in the Pacific Northwest as they tackle long hours, fascinating procedures, and emotional ups and downs that comprise the life of a student of surgery.
My Rating: 3.5/5
I found this book really interesting and would recommend it to anyone interested in the medical profession.
My Mum tried reading this book before me, but she didn't like how it referenced the TV show and constantly compared it to the real doctors.
The only real negative thing I could say about this book was that it was really choppy. At times it felt like alot was skipped over and rushed.
I liked the interviews with the doctors that were at the end of some chapters. The questions that they were asked were really interesting and insightful.