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The Devil Wears Scrubs: A Short Comedic Novel (Dr. Jane McGill Book 1) Kindle Edition
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"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
"From the very first chapter, I was hooked on this book, and read it in a couple of days. It has humor, flowed very easily, and Doctor JaneMcGill is the type of character I grew to like instantly." --One More Chapter Reviews
"An experience so miserable, it's funny." --Mothers in Medicine
"There are quite a few novels and memoirsout there about medical education experiences, but what I enjoyed aboutThe Devil Wears Scrubs was that it had a focus: one really awfulresident, and the attempt to survive her onslaughts." --Barefoot Medical Student
"This was a superbly entertaining book, and an exceptionally quick readfor me.... The story captured my fancy and my imagination and had mehowling out loud more than once." --Laurie's Thoughts and Reviews
"The Devil Wears Scrubs features the powerful one-two punch ofnimble writing and hilariously scathing wit. It is a joy to read, if not a bit frightening for up-and-coming residents." --Studentdoc.com
"I love how I got to get a glimpse of how a hospital runs on aresident's point of view... this is a good read even if you are not inthe medical field. I love the dynamics of the characters.--So Many Books, Here's Mine
"The Devil Wears Scrubs by Dr. Freida McFadden is both a truthful exposition and a delightful narrative about working in any medicalhierarchy as told by a midsummer's intern." --American Medical Women's Association
- ASIN : B00EL2NH12
- Publisher : Hollywood Upstairs Publishing (December 15, 2013)
- Publication date : December 15, 2013
- Language : English
- File size : 955 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 283 pages
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #34,509 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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I also just loved the humor, especially that originating in Dr. Jane’s mind. I can just picture myself thinking the same thing at times. Jane feels like she is a real, flesh and blood woman. Any probably she is, only she has a different name? Like Dr. F McF?
I read one of Dr. F. McFadden’s fiction novels, and I loved it so much that I’m almost done reading all of her books. And now I wish she would hurry up and write more. But she really is a physician, a wife, and a mother, so she has quite a bit on her plate. She is fantastic! So, there, Alyssa! Many people love Jane!!
All this being said, I really appreciated that a doctor wrote the story because the medical descriptions were correct. Years ago I almost quit reading medical stories not written by medical professionals because so many times what they wrote was so inaccurate and misleading. Maybe if you aren't in the medial profession and don't know the difference, it wouldn't make any difference in the story. But for me it would make me cringe.
Jane is correct in the story where she feels that nurses don't always like the interns/residents on call. But it is usually the arrogant ones that we didn't like--the ones who felt like they knew it all weather they did or not and whereas always right even when wrong. A good doctor/nurse team will learn from each other about their patients, especially when one on the team has a lot more experience than the other--plus, nurses are with the patients a lot more than with the doctors and see things that the doctors might not see. Then again there are interns/residents that we had more respect for than the attending doctor because the intern/resident did all the scut work and stayed on top of things more than the doctors did.
I know, this story is about doctors and not about nurses, so I will just say that in my years of observation this story told it like it really is. It is one thing to be tough on the people below you, but it is entirely different to be obnoxious and brutal--and that is how Alyssa treated Jane. There is a little romance in this story but the story is not focused on the romance, it stays focused on the medical side. When did interns have much time for romance anyway?
I really enjoyed this story, it took me back to my days in medicine and brought home to me how much I really miss it (am retired now). I would highly recommend this story to anyone who enjoys medical stories but especially recommended to other medical professionals who could really relate to this story. I did.
Jane does need to develop more of a spine. While she likely can't do anything about her malevolent supervisor, she does not need to fold immediately when presented with outrageous demands from her assigned roommate and her supposed "peer" intern... although, remembering what it was like not getting sleep as a new mother, I can sympathize with why she folded! After some point, sleep is ALL you want!
I look forward to reading more in this series. Not only is it well-written, but it's a fascinating peek into a world I know little about.
The book we read in my day and one that I did find realistic is "House of God." The relationship between the Fat Man and his interns is more typical than the one between Alyssa and Jane.
Top reviews from other countries
Fresh out of college Jane is a new intern at County General in New York navigating the exhausting schedule her job now entails as well enduring hospital politics, hunger and a chronically full bladder. As well as trying to please everyone, deal with neurotic roomate and learn how to be a real doctor.
This is a totally believable tale and you don't have to work in a medical facility to empathise with Dr McGill's plight. This novel like life makes you laugh and cry. Also I have to say the hierachy thing is so true, especially which regard to seating priorities.
I read this in one sitting and did not look forward to finishing it. It was like a palate cleanser after reading so many unsatifying books recently and hope there are more books from this author.
There is a teensy bit of Mills & Boonery as she meets and rather fancies Sexy Surgeon, but I think that few M&B hospital romances involve walking round the ward with a patient's poo sample on your fingertip.
I suspect that it is ever so slightly autobiographical - names changed to protect the guilty. And I like it a lot - maybe even enough to pay actual money for the second in the series