‘Internal Medicine’ Gives a Resident’s Eye View of the Hospital

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Before he was a practicing physician, Terrence Holt was a creative writing professor. In his new short story collection, Internal Medicine, he trains his writer’s eye on the experience of residency: the years-long process in which doctors are made. In nine stories, a doctor struggles against suffering, disease, and his own weaknesses. Read an excerpt from the book.

Segment Guests

Terrence Holt

Terrence Holt is author of Internal Medicine: A Doctor’s Stories (Liveright, 2014); an assistant professor of social medicine and geriatric medicine; and director of the Masters curriculum in literature, medicine, and culture at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

Heard on the Air

Read an excerpt from Internal Medicine.

Meet the Producer

About Annie Minoff

Annie Minoff is a producer for The Journal from Gimlet Media and the Wall Street Journal, and a former co-host and producer of Undiscovered. She also plays the banjo.