|Humorous and True|
Wednesday, April 6, 2016
The Real Doctor Will See You Shortly by Matt McCarthy
I am in the habit of reading books on the first few years of a medical professional. It gives me a feeling of security knowing the struggles and successes of the dedicated people who care for my body.
This one can also be read as an autobiography of Dr. McCarthy covering his first year as a practicing intern. But it is best read as a memoir.
He has a sense of humor which is needed in the profession. There is pressure and rewards. For the new doctors there is a lot to learn. Not everything was covered in the curriculum of the medical school. Much has to be learned one on one in the hospital training.
Medicine is both a science and an art. The science is the knowledge you acquire and the art is the patient interaction.
Doctor McCarthy presents us with a window to gaze through. You follow him through the ups and downs of caring for patients and also getting along with other medical personal.
You will see how he handles bad news and good news. He doesn’t present himself as a saint on a pedestal.
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