Call Me Doctor

Paperback | April 1, 2006

byShane Neilson

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What's it like to become a doctor in Canada? That question is answered from the vantage point of a nineteen-year-old in the Anatomy Lab holding a bisected skull, from that of an intern freezing during a survival exercise in Northern Labrador, from being pulled onto the carpet where officials were voting whether to keep or kick out one of their students permanently, from being up chronically at 4 AM, from dissecting a dead newborn, from fearing one's daughter has cancer, from making a serious mistake in anEmergency Department, and from other situations that beg another question: was it all worth it? Call Me Doctor documents the gruelling hours, misgivings, bizarre situations, and profound ambivalence of the entire process. It wasn't easy for the author, who had to learn the hard way what it meant to be a doctor while also charged with the task of becoming an adult. Ultimately, this is a tale of assuming responsibility, of a man responsible for others but not yet responsible for himself, of someone becoming a doctor despite his own worst efforts, and of someone improved by the experience.

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What's it like to become a doctor in Canada? That question is answered from the vantage point of a nineteen-year-old in the Anatomy Lab holding a bisected skull, from that of an intern freezing during a survival exercise in Northern Labrador, from being pulled onto the carpet where officials were voting whether to keep or kick out one ...

Shane Neilson was born in New Brunswick, briefly attended the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton, and then at the age of nineteen was accepted into medical school at Dalhousie University. His experiences there, some of them unpleasant, form the basis of this book. Shane then went on to finish his training as a family doctor at...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:180 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.18 inPublished:April 1, 2006Publisher:Pottersfield PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1895900786

ISBN - 13:9781895900781

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