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Has Anyone Read This Book?

Discussion in 'Clinical Rotations' started by Dr JPH, May 28, 2002.

  1. Dr JPH

    Dr JPH Banned Banned 10+ Year Member

    Feb 4, 2000
    Residents: The Perils And Promise of Educating Young Doctors

    by David Ewing Duncan (1996)
    ISBN 0-684-19709-X (For those interested)

    Anyone read it?

    I am half way through it now and I am curious as to what current interns/residents think about it.

    I am 4 years from residency, but this book is really peaking my curiosity and helping me develop some questions for when I am interviewing at potential spots.

    This book discusses, among other things:

    - Extraordinarily long work hours
    - Scut work and the time it takes away from patient care
    - Endless hours of paperwork
    - Sleep deprivation and effect on performance
    - The attitude that "this way is the best way" to train doctors

    The book even talks about how it can affects one's personal life.

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