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This Wont Hurt a Bit: (And Other White Lies): My Education in Medicine and Motherhood

This Wont Hurt a Bit: (And Other White Lies): My Education in Medicine and Motherhood
Language: English | EPUB | ISBN-10: 0446538248 | 2011 | 336 pages | 0,3 MB
Michelle Au started medical school armed only with a surfeit of idealism, a handful of old ER episodes for reference, and some vague notion about "helping people."

This Wont Hurt a Bit is the story of how she grew up and became a real doctor.

Its a no-holds-barred account of what a modern medical education feels like, from the grim to the ridiculous, from the heartwarming to the obscene. Unlike most medical memoirs, however, this one details the authors struggles to maintain a life outside of the hospital, in the small amount of free time she had to live it. And, after she and her husband have a baby early in both their medical residencies, Au explores the demands of being a parent with those of a physician, two all-consuming jobs in which the lives of others are very literally in her hands.

Aus stories range from hilarious to heartbreaking and hit every note in between, proving more than anything that the creation of a new doctor (and a new parent) is far messier, far more uncertain, and far more gratifying than one could ever expect.

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Tags: Education, Medicine, Motherhood

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