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The Real Doctor Will See You Shortly - How Physicians Are Made in One Terrifying, Inspiring Year-logo

The Real Doctor Will See You Shortly - How Physicians Are Made in One Terrifying, Inspiring Year

Matt McCarthy

A scorchingly frank look at how doctors are made, bringing readers into the critical care unit to see one burgeoning physician's journey from ineptitude to competence. In medical school, Matt McCarthy dreamed of being a different kind of doctor-the sort of mythical, unflappable physician who could reach unreachable patients. But when a new admission to the critical care unit almost died his first night on call, he found himself scrambling. Visions of mastery quickly gave way to hopes of simply surviving hospital life, where confidence was hard to come by and no amount of med school training could dispel the terror of facing actual patients. This funny, candid memoir of McCarthy's intern year at a New York hospital provides a scorchingly frank look at how doctors are made, taking readers into patients' rooms and doctors' conferences to witness a physician's journey from ineptitude to competence. McCarthy's one stroke of luck paired him with a brilliant second-year adviser he called "Baio" (owing to his resemblance to the Charles in Charge star), who proved to be a remarkable teacher with a wicked sense of humor. McCarthy would learn even more from the people he cared for, including a man named Benny, who was living in the hospital for months at a time awaiting a heart transplant. But no teacher could help McCarthy when an accident put his own health at risk, and showed him all too painfully the thin line between doctor and patient. The Real Doctor Will See You Shortly 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 to save lives in a job where there is no practice?

A scorchingly frank look at how doctors are made, bringing readers into the critical care unit to see one burgeoning physician's journey from ineptitude to competence. In medical school, Matt McCarthy dreamed of being a different kind of doctor-the sort of mythical, unflappable physician who could reach unreachable patients. But when a new admission to the critical care unit almost died his first night on call, he found himself scrambling. Visions of mastery quickly gave way to hopes of simply surviving hospital life, where confidence was hard to come by and no amount of med school training could dispel the terror of facing actual patients. This funny, candid memoir of McCarthy's intern year at a New York hospital provides a scorchingly frank look at how doctors are made, taking readers into patients' rooms and doctors' conferences to witness a physician's journey from ineptitude to competence. McCarthy's one stroke of luck paired him with a brilliant second-year adviser he called "Baio" (owing to his resemblance to the Charles in Charge star), who proved to be a remarkable teacher with a wicked sense of humor. McCarthy would learn even more from the people he cared for, including a man named Benny, who was living in the hospital for months at a time awaiting a heart transplant. But no teacher could help McCarthy when an accident put his own health at risk, and showed him all too painfully the thin line between doctor and patient. The Real Doctor Will See You Shortly 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 to save lives in a job where there is no practice?
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A scorchingly frank look at how doctors are made, bringing readers into the critical care unit to see one burgeoning physician's journey from ineptitude to competence. In medical school, Matt McCarthy dreamed of being a different kind of doctor-the sort of mythical, unflappable physician who could reach unreachable patients. But when a new admission to the critical care unit almost died his first night on call, he found himself scrambling. Visions of mastery quickly gave way to hopes of simply surviving hospital life, where confidence was hard to come by and no amount of med school training could dispel the terror of facing actual patients. This funny, candid memoir of McCarthy's intern year at a New York hospital provides a scorchingly frank look at how doctors are made, taking readers into patients' rooms and doctors' conferences to witness a physician's journey from ineptitude to competence. McCarthy's one stroke of luck paired him with a brilliant second-year adviser he called "Baio" (owing to his resemblance to the Charles in Charge star), who proved to be a remarkable teacher with a wicked sense of humor. McCarthy would learn even more from the people he cared for, including a man named Benny, who was living in the hospital for months at a time awaiting a heart transplant. But no teacher could help McCarthy when an accident put his own health at risk, and showed him all too painfully the thin line between doctor and patient. The Real Doctor Will See You Shortly 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 to save lives in a job where there is no practice?

Language:

English

Length:

8h 41m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

00:31


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:05


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

00:31


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

05:34


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

04:01


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

04:39


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

04:29


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

04:49


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

05:22


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

09:20


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

04:49


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

09:15


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

09:02


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

08:12


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

04:08


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

04:49


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

06:32


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

06:34


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

05:46


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

05:56


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

05:46


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

06:14


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

07:14


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

06:30


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

06:23


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

04:42


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

06:09


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

04:42


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

05:57


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

05:15


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

05:53


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

05:53


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

07:00


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

06:42


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

07:03


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

06:43


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

03:46


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

07:07


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

03:13


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

06:33


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

04:30


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

05:50


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

07:18


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

07:05


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

07:15


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

04:25


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

05:18


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

05:26


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

05:25


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

06:16


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

05:26


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

05:33


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

05:05


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

04:51


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

05:20


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

05:45


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

05:44


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

06:03


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

05:32


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

04:59


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

05:56


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

04:53


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

04:24


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

03:01


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

07:14


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

07:31


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

07:54


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

05:23


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

05:24


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

04:51


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

08:41


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

03:52


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

03:30


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

04:20


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

07:34


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

07:11


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

05:42


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

06:18


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

04:40


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

06:13


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

06:12


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

06:21


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

06:54


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

06:04


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

06:57


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

07:32


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

07:54


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

05:18


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

05:14


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

06:33


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

04:35


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

00:52