Recently Dr. Anthony Youn, a plastic surgeon from Michigan, sent me a copy of In Stitches, a memoir about the path that led him to be the doctor he is today. Consider this my post-it note. I hope someone takes my recommendations.
I had two favorite lines that I liked so much, I wish I could claim I wrote them:
And once he finds out he passes step 1 of the board exam, meaning he can go on to year three, the beginning of the clinical years... "And that concludes medical school, year two. Now I can play doctor. For real." Because isn't that what med school really is - playing doctor until you know enough to really be a doctor?
For med students, I recommend this book so you can see that even seeming geniuses struggle at some point (many points?) during this journey. It's not just you! For parents or friends of med students, I recommend this book so you understand what it is that we're going through (not just the crazy workload, but also the mental stress we put on ourselves). For anyone else, I would recommend this book for a few good laughs and a "thank God I'm not going into medicine" moment.
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