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'Intern' Chronicles Grueling Medical Initiation

Author Sandeep Jauhar is a cardiologist and the director of the Heart Failure Program at Long Island Jewish Medical Center.
Author Sandeep Jauhar is a cardiologist and the director of the Heart Failure Program at Long Island Jewish Medical Center.

Dr. Sandeep Jauhar talks about his memoir, Intern, which documents his trial-by-fire introduction to the medical profession. Jauhar describes 80-hour weeks and the chronic exhaustion that is the trademark of first-year doctors completing their residencies.

"I was an intern a decade ago now," Jauhar writes, "but I still remember it the way soldiers remember war."

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