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Saturday, 30 April 2011

Book Review 'In Stitches'

I went on a journey, a very emotional one reading 'In Stitches'.

It was like someone handed  me a book of my journey through medical school. Even thou the book is Dr Youn's memoir, I felt like it was mine. I connected and related to the book on every level.

I must confess that I always avoided reading medical related books (except my text books, I will avoid them if I could trust me) for the mere fact that I will find them just so boring. This book wasn't,  So full of humor, stories that will crack your ribs but also those that will make you shed a tear and some that rose emotions of anger and frustration at some of the characters in the book. Not filled with medical jargon's. It's a book everyone will find interesting I assure you, whether you are in the medical field or not.

'In stitches'  Dr Youn's book largely about becoming a doctor. He writes about the jaw he had that grew, and the corrective surgery, being different. His years of pre med, trying to fit it and getting his parent's approval in whatever he did. When he questioned certain things about his faith. Moving on to medical school, his four years in medical school, classes, exams, friendship. Being the King on the dance floor, with the shopping cart dance! Looking into a bucket of hands and becoming attached. His Different clinical rotations. The roller coaster he went through in medical school. Approvals and disapproval's from colleague and other doctors. His encounters with patients, one whom he convince to take a life saving surgery, another a child what he describes as "life changing".Finding love and his niche in medicine.And finally, In his last days of medical school being able to answer the question he was asked on his first day of medical school, "Why do you want to become a doctor".
Was an awesome read, full on humor, bringing out the fun in medicine. I recommend for everyone, You can order the book here.
Visit the web site for reviews by others and more.

Due to my late review, my competition is still on and you can enter by liking the In stitches page on Facebook. Make sure you follow this blog via Google friend connect. Leave a comment below or send me an email after you do.Closes on the 2n of May. I will select randomly and send an email to the winner requiring your postal address. Good luck!! (Sorry US/Canada only).

Keep smiling, stay positive

Sunday, 24 April 2011

Happy Easter

As you read this post. I'm probably wandering about the city of Dusseldorf Germany, on a 10 hour transit on my way back to Hungary.
Just thought I take the time and wish you all a very Happy Easter, and enjoy the celebration.

enter my competition here.


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