House of Doctors
Nominated | Book Awards 2019 | English Non-fiction
House of Doctors
What goes into making a doctor?
Beyond draconian examinations and endless studies, it entails long duty hours with little reprieve, the pressure on the psyche to be always right, the mettle to survive in an unforgiving environment full of patients, anxious caregivers, and a whole world full of hope and anxiety. All the while being painfully aware that they cannot always live up to expectations.
House of Doctors traces the arduous yet exciting journey of medical students, as they move on from practising on cadavers to dealing with real people and diseases, from unrealistic pressures and conflicting situations that test their grit to putting aside their own emotions and make tough decisions. And, above all, the tenacity to revel in their profession.
Candid and emotional, this book reveals a side of the profession that few can ever comprehend, as the medical students take upon unforeseen challenges and push new boundaries in their quest to be known as lifesavers!
A doctor specialised in gynaecology, Dr Tripti Sharan works as a senior consultant in BLK Super Speciality Hospital, New Delhi. She writes about the life of doctors and their patients. Her earlier book The Chronicles of a Gynaecologist, is a powerful women-centric book and is based on real-life incidences. It was critically acclaimed and appreciated for its bold content and harsh truths that it revealed.
An erudite speaker, it has been the same zeal that led her to various platforms, sharing with people the myriad issues that plague women. She recently came up with her volume of poems Shadows of a Fading Twilight. She was also conferred the ‘Global Youth Icon Award 2018’ by the Writers Capital Foundation for her work in literature and in serving humanity. Apart from writing for various forums like The Better India, Different Truths and NDTV every life counts, she is also an active blogger with webzines and contributes stories and poems to anthologies and publications.