Rated of 5
What an outstanding book! I absolutely loved this multi-faceted story about four medical students, following them from their first years in medical school, then as they moved on to their internships, and finally as full-fledged doctors.
Each character's personality and growth as doctors, and as people, were smoothly crafted by the author.
Also woven into the book were small snippets of experiences of each of these characters throughout their journey as doctors; each one riveting and fascinating.
This author finely intertwined the lives of each character with the other, and in doing so, told a story about individuality, the pursuit of excellence, the desire to make a difference in the world, and the fragility and ultimate mortality of human life.