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My First Year as a Doctor: Real-World Stories From America's MDs

Lloyd M. Krieger, MD, MBA
JAMA. 1995;273(20):1627-1628. doi:10.1001/jama.1995.03520440081049.
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The transition from medical student to physician is an exciting and challenging one. The decisions become yours to make, the actions yours to take. The successes are yours to savor, and the failures yours to live with and to try to learn from.

My First Year as a Doctor: Real-World Stories From America's MDs describes these challenges in detail. The book is made up of 18 essays, each written by a physician. The full spectrum of specialties and geographic locations is represented. Private practice clinicians tell their stories, as do academic researchers. An emergency medicine doctor in the South Bronx is a writer, as are a primary care physician in Appalachia and a hand surgeon in Massachusetts. The stories form a cohesive collection because they are all thoughtful and exceptionally well written. The title of the book is somewhat misleading, as the focus of the vignettes is on the first

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