Hot Lights, Cold Steel by Michael J. Collins audiobook

Hot Lights, Cold Steel: Life, Death and Sleepless Nights in a Surgeon’s First Years

By Michael J. Collins MD
Read by John Pruden

Tantor Audio

Unabridged

Format: Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781515918158

  • ISBN: 9781515918158

Runtime: 9.33 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/Biography
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

When Michael Collins decides to become a surgeon, he is totally unprepared for the chaotic life of a resident at a major hospital. A natural overachiever, Collins's success, in college and medical school led to a surgical residency at one of the most respected medical centers in the world, the famed Mayo Clinic. But compared to his fellow residents Collins feels inadequate and unprepared. All too soon, the euphoria of beginning his career as an orthopedic resident gives way to the feeling he is a counterfeit, an imposter who has infiltrated a society of brilliant surgeons.

This story of Collins's four-year surgical residency traces his rise from an eager but clueless first-year resident to accomplished Chief Resident in his final year. With unparalleled humor, he recounts the disparity between people's perceptions of a doctor's glamorous life and the real thing: a succession of run down cars that are towed to the junk yard, long weekends moonlighting at rural hospitals, a family that grows larger every year, and a laughable income.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

If Collins' scalpel is as sharp as his pen, his patients are in capable hands, indeed. Booklist Starred Review

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Author

Author Bio: Michael J. Collins MD

Author Bio: Michael J. Collins MD

Michael Collins served as Chief Resident in Orthopedic Surgery at the Mayo Clinic. Currently, he is an active partner in a busy surgical practice in Chicago where he lives with his wife Patti and their twelve children. Hot Lights, Cold Steel is his first book.

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Author Bio: Michael J. Collins MD

Author Bio: Michael J. Collins MD

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Author Bio: Michael J. Collins MD

Author Bio: Michael J. Collins MD

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Author Bio: Michael J. Collins MD

Author Bio: Michael J. Collins MD

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD
Category: Nonfiction/Biography
Runtime: 9.33
Audience: Adult
Language: English