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'Intern' Chronicles Grueling Medical Initiation

Dec 27, 2007 (Talk of the Nation)

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Dr. Sandeep Jauhar talks about his memoir, Intern, which documents his trial-by-fire introduction to the medical profession. Jauhar describes 80-hour weeks and the chronic exhaustion that is the trademark of first-year doctors completing their residencies.

"I was an intern a decade ago now," Jauhar writes, "but I still remember it the way soldiers remember war."

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