Grey’s Anatomy meets One L in this psychiatrist’s funny and moving memoir about his residency at Harvard Medical School.
Adam Stern was a medical student at SUNY Upstate Medical University before (incomprehensibly to him) being selected to train as a psychiatry resident at one of the most prestigious programs in the country. His classmates were high achievers from Harvard, Yale, and Duke; faculty raved about the group as though they had won the lottery, nicknaming them “The Golden Class.”
In his memoir, Stern pulls back the curtain on the intense, and often demoralizing lessons he and his fellow doctors learned while studying the human condition. The narrative will focus on six of the residents, their growth as doctors, the challenges with their patients (and each other), and the life choices each of them make as they survive their four-year residency. Rich with drama and emotion, Stern shares engrossing stories of life on the psychiatric wards, but also the group’s experiences as they grapple with impostor syndrome, finding and losing love, crazy patients, and the suicide of a beloved mentor.