The Resource The real doctor will see you shortly : a physician's first year, by Matt McCarthy

The real doctor will see you shortly : a physician's first year, by Matt McCarthy

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The real doctor will see you shortly : a physician's first year
Title
The real doctor will see you shortly
Title remainder
a physician's first year
Statement of responsibility
by Matt McCarthy
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"This funny, candid memoir about the author's intern year at a New York hospital provides a scorchingly frank look at how doctors are made, taking readers into the critical care unit to see one burgeoning physician's journey from ineptitude to competence. After his professional baseball career failed to launch, Matt McCarthy went to Harvard Medical School and on to a coveted residency slot in New York. But when he almost lost a patient on his first day after making what he believed to be a terrible error, he found himself facing the harsh reality of a new doctor's life--one in which even overachievers find themselves humbled, and in which med school training has little to offer in navigating the emotional rollercoaster of dealing with actual patients. Luckily for McCarthy, his second-year-resident adviser (whom he calls "Baio", owing to a resemblance to a Charles in Charge-era Scott Baio) was an offbeat genius, with a knack for breaking down the complicated process of treating patients. But neither doctor could offer much help to a patient named Barney, who had been living in the hospital while waiting for a new heart, and whom McCarthy slowly befriended over the course of the year in ways that changed his perception of what it means to be a physician. Mixing the tense drama of ER with the screwball humor of Scrubs, McCarthy offers a window on to hospital life that dispenses with sanctimony and self-seriousness while emphasizing the black-comic paradox of becoming a doctor: How do you learn how to save lives in a job where there is no practice? This "One L for doctors" will inspire and entertain physicians and patients alike"--
Title
The real doctor will see you shortly
Creator
Summary
"A young doctor stumbles through his experience as a first year intern at a major New York hospital"--
Subject
Genre
Tone
Writing style
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Biography type
autobiography
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10411337
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 610.71/55092
  • B
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Target audience
adult
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how physicians are made in one terrifying, inspiring year
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how physicians are made in one terrifying, inspiring year
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by Matt McCarthy
Label
The real doctor will see you shortly : a physician's first year, by Matt McCarthy
Publication
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  • ACE
  • AHO
  • ATB
  • AYB
  • AYB
  • ACB
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn884298076
Extent
1 volume.
Isbn
9780804138659
Lccn
2014037870
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
u1081318
System control number
(OCoLC)884298076

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