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Review of Intern: A Doctor’s Initiation by Sandeep Jauhar

Intern: A Doctor’s Initiation by Sandeep Jauhar

I recommend this book to anyone considering medical school and to current medical school students.  Sandeep Jauhar presents a narrative of the struggles and successes of residency, most specifically illustrating his year as an intern.  Although much of his struggles seem to derive from feelings of inadequacy and professional self-doubt not experienced by everyone, the dilemmas he faces are very real scenarios a premed or med student should be made aware of.  My current standing in my own educational pursuit by no means gives me the privilege to accept or object to the narrative presented, seeing as I am yet to even attend medical school.  However, the information presented appears genuine and of obvious benefit for those with questions or concerns of the hardships encountered while becoming a physician.  Furthermore, the book provides insight into the sometimes frightening medical controversies that are only discussed amongst healthcare professionals.  In a struggle to maintain his compassion, make life and death decisions, and overcome the persistent feeling of sleep deprivation, Sandeep Jauhar gives an uncensored introduction to life as an intern.

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