Surviving the ‘Initiation’

22 Jan, 2010

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This episode of Radio Rounds kicked off a special three-week series featuring best-selling physician-authors who have written well-known memoirs about their experiences during residency.

To kick off our series, Radio Rounds spoke with Dr. Sandeep Jauhar (left) author of a book entitled Intern: A Doctor’s Initiation. “Intern” is the term traditionally used to refer to a first-year medical resident (i.e. a physician in the year after graduating from medical school), and the book describes Dr. Jauhar’s disillusionment upon entering the medical profession — a sentiment which he explained in our conversation with him in this episode. The first year of residency is a famously brutal experience for young physicians, and in this episode, Dr. Jauhar eloquently discusses his journey through that year and beyond.

Today, Dr. Jauhar is the Director of the Heart Failure Program at Long Island Jewish Medical Center and an Assistant Professor at Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Needless to say, he survived his initiation and lived to talk — and write — about it!

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