Vermont Physician's Novel a Relevant Reflection of the Love Between a Doctor and Patient

Peter Hogenkamp's compelling new adult medical drama, "The Intern", will be released April 13.
RUTLAND, Vt. - March 20, 2020 - PRLog -- Maggie Johnson is a twenty-seven-year old fledgling medical doctor struggling to get  through her internship at 'Our Lady of the Golden Arches,' a busy charity hospital in Spanish Harlem; Bobby is a twelve-year-old ward of the state suffering from incurable cancer. They meet in the ninth month of Maggie's internship, at a time when she is physically spent, emotionally drained, and uncertain if she wants to continue down the path her father—the renowned orthopedic surgeon and chief architect of her life—has laid out for her. Bobby's courage and verve are as much of a balm for the rash of Maggie's problems as her warmth and compassion are a balm for his; with Bobby in her life, the hours seem less long, the fatigue relents on occasion, and even the pressure from her father is easier to deal with. But when Bobby's state-appointed guardian is pressured, against Bobby's wishes, to change his code status to Do Not Resuscitate, Bobby's life and Maggie's new-found contentment—not to mention her career—hang in the balance.

In his novel, Hogenkamp constructs a gripping medical story about love and the life-altering impact it might have. "The Intern" will appeal to those who enjoy reading women's fiction with clear prose and will be excellent supplementary reading for pre-medical, medical, and medical ethics classes because of its professional medical detail. By combining a personally relatable story with a cast of quirky but memorable characters, Hogenkamp creates a story that is both meaningful and enchanting.

About Peter Hogenkamp
Peter Hogenkamp is a practicing family physician and author. He graduated from the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts, taught chemistry to high school students in Salzburg, Austria and received his Medical Doctorate from Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, New York. He lives in Vermont with his wife and four children.

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