THE YEAR OF THE INTERN
The nurse's voice on the phone is
desperate, but young Dr. Peters, in his
first weeks of internship, is only
bone-tired and a little afraid. He has
forgotten when he last slept. Yet he
knows that in the coming hours he will
have to make life-or-death decisions
regarding patients, assist contemptuous
surgeons in the operating room, deal
with nurses who may know more than he does, cope with worried
relatives and friends of the injured and ill, and pretend at all times to be
what he has not yet becomea fully qualified doctor.
This book is about what happens to a young intern as he goes through
the year that promises to make him into a doctor, and threatens to
destroy him as a human being...