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Rotations: The Twelve Months of Intern Life
Timely and brilliantly written, this sequel to the acclaimed The Intern Blues (more than 85,000 copies sold), is an exciting look at the real-life challenges confronting young doctors as they struggle for survival and sanity within today's health-care system.Focusing on the hot subject of health care in America, Robert Marion weaves a dramatic story that follows one year i ...more
Mass Market Paperback, 349 pages
Published April 17th 1998 by HarperCollins Publishers
(first published 1998)
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This was supposed to be about first year interns/residents in the 90's compared to when the author was an intern but it seemed like Marion had more about his and his co-intern's experience than the newer ones. Seemed like a lazy way to write a book- half of it came from his previous book. Otherwise it looks like internship is still crazy and so are the doctors that think working 36 hours straight is a good thing. The curious thing about the author's views is that he says that the shorter hours ( ...more
This is a slightly dated book about what it is like to be an intern, as dictated by 3 interns who volunteered to document their experiences in the 1980's. The author compares the internship life to a form of hazing in order to join the fraternity of medical providers. The author has an earlier book about life as an intern, also told through the voices of 3 volunteers in the 1970's and he compares their experiences. An eye opening expose of what interns have to go through.