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"The Devil Wears Scrubs features the powerful one-two punch of nimble writing and hilariously scathing wit. It is a joy to read, if not a bit frightening for up-and-coming residents." --Studentdoc.com

"McFadden does a good job of showing how one can maintain her humanity in a system designed to squeeze it out of us." --ACP Internist

"This was a superbly entertaining book, and an exceptionally quick read for me.... The story captured my fancy and my imagination and had me howling out loud more than once." --Laurie's Thoughts and Reviews


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  • Paperback: 282 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (August 23, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1492177164
  • ISBN-13: 978-1492177166
  • Product Dimensions: 5 x 0.6 x 8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (218 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #721,317 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Steven on August 18, 2013
Format: Kindle Edition
"The Devil Wears Scrubs" lives up to its playful nod to "The Devil Wears Prada." This witty and light read delves into the torture of medical training with a comic twist. Jane's senior resident Alyssa seems to be taking the same bitter pills as Miranda in "Prada." Jane handles her increasingly bizarre and stressful situations with sarcasm and contempt. Will Alyssa ever get pay back for the way she treats her interns?

I really enjoyed this book. The writing is hilarious, and I laughed out loud several times. It's well worth the read. I hope to see more from Freida McFadden.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By J.C. on August 23, 2013
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I bought this book hoping for a laugh and I wasn't disappointed. It strongly reminded me of the TV show, Grey's Anatomy, with screwball interns who have no idea what they're doing and a smoking hot surgeon you just want to peel out of his scrubs.

While I now desperately hope I never have to be admitted to the emergency room of a hospital, I have an insight into how much pressure the poor interns are put under. I have my fingers crossed that this isn't a stand alone book because I think it would make a good series.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Mariechen on November 5, 2013
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I really enjoyed this book. There are quite a few novels and memoirs out there about medical education experiences, but what I enjoyed about The Devil Wears Scrubs was that it had a focus: one really awful resident, and the attempt to survive her onslaughts. That alone puts this novel head and shoulders above your average medical recollections because it provides a substantial plot.

There is nothing pretentious about the story-telling in this book. It is a lovely, easy read, and very witty. Basically, it is like McFadden’s blog on steroids – because, did I mention, the author is Dr. Fizzy from A Cartoon Guide to Becoming a Doctor? I am not a laugh-out-loud kind of person, but I did giggle a few times while reading, and that says a lot coming from me. I especially loved the little bits at the end of many chapters, where Jane declares the number of hours awake and her likelihood of quitting (and sometimes some other hilarious likelihoods).

Jane’s struggles were almost too real for me, given my proximity to graduation and internship. Her exhaustion was palpable, as was her confusion at her resident’s obvious dislike of her. I’ve known such residents. They really do exist, and they give me nightmares.

What I was happy to realise exists is people “like me”. Because even if this is only a fictionalised account of an intern year, it seems to me now that there are other young doctors or students who feel just as lost as I do at times – people who have to delve really deep to find occupational confidence and sometimes still can’t find it, and people who feel like they annoy residents and nurses and even patients just by being there. And it is a horrible feeling.

But Jane just keeps GOING, and I’m sure even she doesn’t know how she does it, but SHE DOES.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By RugbyJC on August 19, 2013
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This book is a necessary investment for every intern. Not quite a modern-day "House of God," but pretty close. As a fellow physician I could definitely relate to Dr. McGill's struggles--I laughed and I cried. My only complaint is that I wish it was longer.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Darcia Helle VINE VOICE on October 23, 2013
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No doubt Freida McFadden is a talented and entertaining author. In The Devil Wears Scrubs, she shows us what it's like to be a medical intern at a hospital. She approaches her story with humor that is sometimes witty and sometimes sarcastic. The writing is smooth and often feels like we're sitting with a friend as she tells her story.

The book falls short for me in a few areas. First, there isn't much of a plot here, if there is one at all. By midway through, I wanted more than stories of emergency room intakes and the occasional long-term patient. While I found these anecdotes comical and, at times, insightful, it became repetitious after a while.

Second, most of the characters were more caricatures than people. They had no depth, and often no reason for their behavior aside from the expected stereotype.

And, finally, we were left with a lot of loose ends. For instance, Alyssa's behavior never made sense to me. I wanted to know why she felt such intense dislike for Jane, yet her other intern could do no wrong. I also didn't understand the roommates behavior. The absence of explanations made it appear the world was out to get Jane for no reason at all. This problem is partly explained by the lack of character development.

I should also state that, if you're extremely overweight or a you're a dermatologist, you might find the content here offensive.

I did love the ending. There were certainly moments of excellence throughout the book. And I will definitely question my treatment if I ever have to spend time in a hospital!
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By jess on August 16, 2013
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"The Devil Wears Scrubs" is probably the best medical book I've ever read. If you're looking for a book about holding the dying old lady's hand, look elsewhere. If you're looking for a book about what internship is really like--getting yelled at by your seniors, your attending not knowing your name, spending your morning attempting to fill out a form before you realize it's not the correct form, stains on your white coat--this is it. This is up there with Doctor X's "Intern" as far as books about medical training go. Forget Roy G. Basch as he held the dying doctor's hand and looked through his microscope. This is about hard work, no sleep, and very little chance of redemption. Internship as it should be described--hard, tiring, and most of the time there really is no important lesson to be learned.

Fantastic book. Hysterically funny and definitely relatable for anyone who's ever been to or been around a new doctor.
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