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loved it! dr mcarthy writes from the perspective of his neurotic inner monologue, which is both refreshing and hilarious. he bridges the gap between wondering if anyone can see his incompetence to becoming the one in charge of many fragile lives.... a daring journey for sure. his passion for the lives he touches and his sensitivity to the perspective of others is exhausting and admirable. a fun story if you are enamored with medicine, as I am!
6 of 6 people found this review helpful
Matt did a great job narrating his own excellent work. Good voice and a personable book tone make The Real Doctor interesting and emotionally investing. I was dug into the book from beginning to end. Obviously being a Harvard med grad and another doctor as a gf, this guy was initially a book-smart student who knew the "right answers" in school. This book seems to chronicle Matt's omission of such a fallacy, and the subsequent beat downs that matured him into a thinking, feeling, caring physician. Smart people love being right and dominating their field. Matt's book was about choosing the caring path instead and letting the intellectual stuff figure out later. Cool story.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful
a really good book that's shows a doctor metomorphising from inter to doctor. a really well written account
A memoir full of take aways and life lessons. Highly recommend to lay persons but especially healthcare professionals or prospective students in the health sciences.
If you work in the Health system providing patient care ( or have done) then this book is a fascinating insight into an Intern's first year. How they survive the gruelling work hours; in some cases 30 hours non-stop (no sleep) is a miracle. Why there are not more patient-related incidents is also a miracle. The system for training interns is tough and in this day and age you would wonder why it still exists in this way.
The experiences and learning situations are certainly interesting as the student transitions to Doctor. The personal toll and sacrifice is huge.
I thoroughly enjoyed this book and would recommend it