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The 3rd year of med school

Discussion in 'Medical Students - MD' started by Greg Nicholson, Sep 2, 2002.

  1. Greg Nicholson

    Greg Nicholson Junior Member

    Sep 2, 2002
    Los Angeles, CA
    I just graduated from med school at the University of Virginia and am now a psychiatry intern at UCLA. For anyone who's interested, I have written a novel based loosely on my experiences as a 3rd-year med student. The book is available at:
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  3. Centrum

    Centrum SMILEY KING 7+ Year Member

    Jul 12, 2002
    Very cool. I just started reading some of it, and it looks very interesting. Thank you!
  4. merlin

    merlin Senior Member 10+ Year Member

    Wow. I cannot say that I have finished it, but I like what I have read so far. Good work and thanks for the pleasant diversion from studying. Hey, if the psychiatry thing doesn't work, it looks like you can make it as a writer. I really am enjoying it.
  5. agent

    agent agent, RN 7+ Year Member

    Jul 30, 2002
    Near Chicago
    It's great.
  6. limit

    limit Molesting my inner-child 10+ Year Member

    Jun 21, 2000
    New York City
    I started reading the prologue this morning and am half way into the surgey chapter at the moment. So far so good. Very interesting.

    Will you attempt to have this published? (I think you should, of course). If so, is this a final draft?
  7. Brandon

    Brandon Member 7+ Year Member

    Feb 21, 2002
    Chicago, IL
    This is a pretty cool book. Shows the downside of med school pretty clearly. I don't ppl give this perspective often enough. Mind me asking which med school you attended and of course, what Alex is now doing? This is like a reality show without an ending...
  8. SMW

    SMW Grand Member 7+ Year Member

    Jul 12, 2001
    anchorage, ak
    I was glued to my computer for an entire day reading this from start to finish! Great writing. :clap: Thanks for an eye-opening preview. :eek:
  9. Cameron

    Cameron Senior Member 15+ Year Member

    Nov 3, 1999
    Kansas City
    Very nice -- reading pieces now and then is a great break from studying. :)
  10. Greg Nicholson

    Greg Nicholson Junior Member

    Sep 2, 2002
    Los Angeles, CA
    Unfortunately I've received too many emails from people about my book to reply to them individually. Just wanted to say thanks for all the positive feedback...and if anybody has any advice or pointers on how to get a book like this published, let me know.

    Greg Nicholson
  11. Greg Nicholson

    Greg Nicholson Junior Member

    Sep 2, 2002
    Los Angeles, CA
    Responses to a couple of specific questions people had: the med school I attended was University of Virginia. The Alex character is essentially fictional (somebody asked what he's doing now in real life), although there were a number of people in my class who initially intended to go into surgery but eventually decided the lifestyle was prohibitive. The majority of those people ended up doing radiology.

    Thanks again, and keep reading...

    Greg Nicholson

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