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Intern: A Doctor's Initiation Editorial Review:
"In Jauhar's wise memoir of his two-year ordeal of doubt and sleep deprivation at a New York hospital, he takes readers to the heart of every young physician's hardest test: to become a doctor yet remain a human being."Â â€•Â Time
InternÂ is Dr. Sandeep Jauhar's story of his days and nights in residency at a busy hospital in New York City, a trial that led him to question his every assumption about medical care today.
Residencyâ€•and especially its first year, the internshipâ€•is legendary for its brutality, and Jauhar's experience was even more harrowing than most. He switched from physics to medicine in order to follow a more humane callingâ€•only to find that his new profession often had little regard for patients' concerns. He struggled to find a place among squadrons of cocky residents and doctors. He challenged the practices of the internship inÂ The New York Times, attracting the suspicions of the medical bureaucracy. Then, suddenly stricken, he became a patient himselfâ€•and came to see that today's high-tech, high-pressure medicine can be a humane science after all.Â
Jauhar's beautifully written memoir explains the inner workings of modern medicine with rare candor and insight.