The House of God
Publish date: July 1st 2003
Pages no: 416
Edition language: English
Around here the postgraduate system of education in medicine is quite different than the American one, but still I could detect quite a few similarities - because I guess, whereever you are, patients, the medical hierarchy (the ice-cream cone) and what it does to you as intern, is quite the same. ...
Some of this really resonated still which is a same as I'd hoped that treatment of junior doctors had improved over the years (which it has but there's still a way to go). Couldn't get behind all the sex scenes though.
All in all, this is a great representation of what life is like as an intern. It's overtime and angry consultants and the camaraderie of your fellow interns. It's exhausting and terrifying in equal parts and I think the book does a good job of showing it. I also liked how being a doctor starts to im...
A lot of reviews treat this book like it is a realistic account of residency. It's not, and I don't think it was intended to be- it is mostly parody, with a few somber moments thrown in. The humor feels a little forced at times, but it may just be dated. In any case, the book is much better than the...
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