Young, Audrey

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Young, Audrey

PERSONAL: Female. Education: University of Washington, M.D., 1998.

ADDRESSES: Home—Seattle, WA. Office—Harborview Medical Center, 325 9th Ave., Campus Box 359780, Seattle, WA 98104. E-mail[email protected]

CAREER: University of Washington, Seattle, and Boise Veterans Administration Medical Center, Boise, ID, intern, 1999–2002; Harbor Medical Center, Seattle, attending physician and acting instructor of medicine.

WRITINGS:

What Patients Taught Me: A Medical Student's Journey, Sasquatch Books (Seattle, WA), 2004.

SIDELIGHTS: Audrey Young's book What Patients Taught Me: A Medical Student's Journey recounts the first four years of her medical education. It tracks her progress through medical school and explains how she struggled to learn not just the science behind her career, but also the reasons for the behavior of her patients, even when it seemed to go against medical sense. Michelle Green, in a review for People, remarked that Young is "a fine storyteller" who "tempers pathos with the life-and-death scenes that ER junkies crave." Green went on to write that Young's effort is a "keenly observed account of her first four years of training."

BIOGRAPHICAL AND CRITICAL SOURCES:

BOOKS

Young, Audrey, What Patients Taught Me: A Medical Student's Journey, Sasquatch Books (Seattle, WA), 2004.

PERIODICALS

Booklist, September 1, 2004, Donna Chavez, review of What Patients Taught Me, p. 34.

Kirkus Reviews, August 15, 2004, review of What Patients Taught Me, p. 799.

People, November 15, 2004, Michelle Green, review of What Patients Taught Me, p. 48.

ONLINE

Seattle Weekly Online, http://www.seattleweekly.com/ (October 25, 2005), "Audrey Young."

University of Washington Web site, http://depts.washington.edu/ (October 25, 2005), "Audrey Young."

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