From medical student to doctor, it sounds relatively simple as long as you’re prepared to put in some hard work. But medical students and doctors are people, too, and juggling preparation and entry into a demanding profession with the vicissitudes of life is no easy thing.In Taking Medicine, author and former GP Lyn Miller draws on her own experiences to tell the story of a medical student, Alison. From the formaldehyde-filled atmosphere of the dissection room to her first day on the wards, Alison must combine study with the subtle and emotional demands of relationships and the highs and lows of life. A friend is seriously ill; a boyfriend wants to pursue his own career; social life becomes fractured; exams loom. Alison has to find a way through.
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