Burning the Short White Coat

Burning the Short White Coat : A Story of Becoming a Woman Doctor

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What happens when Sex and the City meets Grey's Anatomy? That's the premise of Burning the Short White Coat. Elle Gallagher is a spunky first year med student embarking on her journey to become a doctor at a prestigious Midwestern medical school. But while the academically gifted Elle may have found what seems like the perfect career, it's clear she still has much to learn about finding a man. Confronting the realities of her rigorous medical school training while trying to maintain her need for male companionship, the ambitious Elle is soon immersed in a world of cadaver dissections, exhausting study marathons, resident hazing and encounters with patients ranging from the heartbreaking to the hilarious. But when her search for romantic interaction leads Elle and her friends to a masochistic night of speed dating, she accidentally stumbles into the arms of Missouri's biggest playboy, an incident that damages her self esteem, threatens her studies and launches her on a roller coaster ride of self discovery. Burning the Short White Coat is a coming-of-age novel that explores the personal struggle a single woman must face when balancing a demanding career in medicine with the desire to find a trusting and loving relationship.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 248 pages
  • 152.4 x 228.6 x 14.22mm | 435.45g
  • Createspace
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1514694859
  • 9781514694855

About Dr Eve Shvidler

In "Burning the Short White Coat: A Story of Becoming a Woman Doctor," Dr. Eve Shvidler narrates the humor and heartbreak in love and medicine through young medical student Elle Gallagher, just as Candace Bushnell does with Carrie Bradshaw and Shonda Rhimes does with Meredith Grey. A medical chick-lit novel, "Burning the Short White Coat" exposes the personal battles that single women must overcome in balancing a demanding profession and the desire to find a trusting and loving relationship. Dr. Shvidler's inspiration for writing "Burning the Short White Coat" came from her own real-life experiences while in medical school. "I wanted to capture the raw experience and perspective of medical school training through the eyes of a medical student, in real time," Dr. Shvidler said. The book also emphasizes that doctors are human, too, and can make mistakes. "While our society is supportive of women and their desire to become professionals, we are still bound by our societal goals to find love, relationships and eventually a family in order to call ourselves whole," Dr. Shvidler said. "How we get there and balance it all is always a challenge we face." For more information, visit https: //burningtheshortwhitecoat.wordpress.com
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