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It takes drive, persistence, and plenty of stamina to practice cardiology at the highest level. The competition for training fellowship spots is intense. Hundreds of applicants from all over the world compete to be accepted into the Cardiovascular Disease Training Fellowship at Johns Hopkins. Only nine are chosen each year. This is the story of one of those fellows.

In Alpha Docs, Daniel Muñoz, MD, recounts his transformation from wide-eyed young medical student to caring, empathetic professional - providing a rare inside look into the day-to-day operations of one of the world's most prestigious medical institutions. The training is arduous and often unforgiving, as Muñoz and his colleagues are schooled by a staff of brilliant and demanding physicians. How they learn the art and science of untangling cardiac mysteries, how they live up to the standards of an iconic institution, and how they survive the pressures and relentlessly push themselves to reach the top ranks of American medicine supply the beating heart of this gripping narrative.

©2015 Daniel Muñoz and James M. Dale (P)2015 Tantor

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"[T]he book is enjoyably idiosyncratic and elucidative." (Kirkus)

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Without Wispsync this serves no purpose I bought the book via on amazon now i want the audiobook to read along at the exact time. I want my money back!!!!!!

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Poor representation of the field

I worked with cardiothoracic surgeons for 9 years as a member of the OR Heart Team and I found this book awful in describing the field of Cardiology

The narrator's voice was irritating and obnoxious
The author comes across as arrogant, a primadona to the n-th degree.

We were reminded dozens of time the prestige and exclusiveness of being at John Hopkins. The author was from Colombja but might as well have come from Beverly Hills with a silver spoon

I hated the book and returned it

I'm currently finishing my MD-MBA Dual Degree Program and interface with countless physicians , medical students and patients. This books isn't anything close to reality.

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