The Real Grey's Anatomy: A Behind-the-Scenes Look at thte Real Lives of Surgical Residents

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Find out what makes surgical residents tick…  

   • Do surgeons talk about their sex lives while cutting a heart open?
   • How much time do surgical interns actually spend in the OR?
   • Do surgeons respond to death as objective doctors or as compassionate people?
   • How do they react when asked to save the life of an abuser or a criminal or an addict?
 
Since its debut, the ABC medical drama Grey’s Anatomy has raised compelling questions like these. With an emphasis on the personal lives of the surgical interns, residents, and attending physicians, the show has generated a flurry of interest in how these medical professionals really make it through one of the most rigorous educational programs around.
 
How much of the medical drama seen in Grey’s Anatomy is pure entertainment, and how much is an accurate reflection of life both in and out of the OR? Here, a well-known medical journalist provides some answers. He examines a group of new surgical residents at a major teaching hospital in the Pacific Northwest as they tackle the roller-coaster ride of long hours, fascinating procedures, mundane office tasks, and emotional ups and downs that comprise the life of a student of surgery.
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About the author

Andrew Holtz, MPH, is a health journalist. A former CNN medical correspondent—and co-anchor for the Your Health program—he now works as a freelancer covering health and medicine. Holtz earned a Master of Public Health degree in the Oregon MPH program. He received his BA from Stanford University where he majored in broadcast communication and minored in physics. He is a board member and past president of the Association of Health Care Journalists.
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Publisher
Penguin
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Published on
Jan 5, 2010
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Pages
336
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ISBN
9781101171462
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Language
English
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Genres
Performing Arts / Television / History & Criticism
Social Science / Disease & Health Issues
Social Science / Popular Culture
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This content is DRM protected.
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