Books, Journals, New Media Section Editor: Harriet
S. Meyer, MD, Contributing Editor, JAMA; David H. Morse, MS, University
of Southern California, Norris Medical Library, Journal Review Editor.
This book is a collection of short, autobiographical chapters about
being a doctor-in-training, from the first day on the wards as a third-year
student through the final months of residency, with a more recent prologue
and epilogue as bookends. The author, Dr Danielle Ofri, is currently assistant
professor of medicine at New York University and attending physician at Bellevue
Hospital. She is also editor-in-chief of The Bellevue Literary
Review, the first literary magazine based in a hospital. In Singular Intimacies Ofri chronicles her training in an adept and touching
manner. Although each chapter is fairly self-contained and could almost stand
alone, occasional references to events in previous chapters tie the book together.
Chao J. Training Memoir. JAMA. 2004;292(9):1082–1083. doi:10.1001/jama.292.9.1082