…the book should be compulsory reading for all medical students and young doctors.

Riding a Crocodile is a delightful novel to read. As a medical practitioner I could relate to all the characters and their experiences in the hospital life.  I believe the book should be compulsory reading for all medical students and young doctors! They’d learn a lot about patients, the people behind the illness, the art of observation and reflection… I personally identified with the medical students, their awe and enthusiasm, the young doctors’ passion and need to be guided by the wiser to help heal patients, the patient stories, and the ward rounds, experiences with nurses, my respect for consultant’s mentorship and wisdom, and the dramas of hospitals!!

I felt intrigued all the way. It touched upon current contemporary ethical issues such as end of life decisions, and ultimately a twist of integrity of characters and the real champions…

A/Prof Vicki Kotsirilos AM

 

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