match day

OK, so you’ve matched and are on to the Next Big Thing known as residency. Congratulations! If you’re like most medical students in Seattle, you may be wrapping up your last rotations as we speak. Which leaves you with plenty of time to ponder what life will be like come July. Consider picking up a copy of Dr. Emily Transue’s fabulous residency memoir, On Call (St. Martin’s Press, 2004). It’s a sympathetic take on some of the most difficult moments in medical training, moments that interns and residents all too often face alone. And bonus, most of the chapters are short enough that this book is readable during residency. That’s no small thing — it’s a time when months might slip by without a sentence of recreational reading.

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