i was surprised by the plethora of responses and heated discussion over the "survival guide" book. i have yet to begin the search at the local univ. library to see if it has a copy, but i'm wondering if others out there have read excerpts from Michael Greger's on-line tirade, "Heart Failure: Diary of a Third-Year Medical Student" at http://upalumni.org:8000/medschool It has a mordant, sometimes cynical, sometimes unsettling account of his 3rd year rotations. Feel free to read and post any comments, insights, etc. Is this another disgruntled student? Or is this a candid manifesto that shines light on how the M3 year really is? You be the judge. -s.