Book review: And So Can You by Dr Roopleen, stories of 17 successful doctors
“And So Can You” is not only an inspirational book written by Dr. Roopleen but also restores our faith in the medical profession.
This book contains the success stories of 17 renowned doctors, namely Virendra Sarwal, Ashok Khurana, Lingam Vijaya, Muralidhar V. Pai, Krishna R. Murthy, Suresh K. Pandey, Jyotirmay Biswas, Barnali Das, Mahipal S. Sachdev, Praveen R. Murthy, Anita Panda, Jas Kohli, Dhanashree Ratra, Sarbjit Singh, Vidushi Sharma, Vinay R. Murthy and Sundaram Natarajan.
It is indeed a must read for all those young people aspiring to become doctors.
It also restores the general public's faith that all the doctors are not corrupt and insensitive.
The book is also a reminder that doctors are humans too and so often they sacrifice their personal lives to attend to ailing patients.
The book talks about 17 doctors who had their fair share of struggle and went through ups and downs.
Their lives posed myriad barriers as they worked hard to reach their goals but one thing that was common to them was that they did not give up. They continued to fight through the worst of situations. Even when the world was against them, they kept holding on to their dream.
And they all worked hard and put in a lot of effort to get where they are today. Nothing in life comes without a price.
They paid the price through immense hard work and now life is paying them back with success and happiness.
I feel that the book is not only an inspiration for to-be-doctors but also for other students from any stream and subject.
Because the point of the book is the struggle behind every success, not just the struggle to become doctor.
The book also contains quotes and advice for the medical students. It warns them of the pros and cons.
It is the best feeling in the world to give someone a life but then there js sacrificing of personal time, family time, vacations, and yes again, there’s a lot of dedication and hard work required.
It’s a full package and a complete punch of knowledge and motivation.
The stories are bound to stir hearts and motivate souls. Every journey is aspiring in its own way.
For the doctors, the hurdles were strong, but the will power and self motivation was stronger.
Overall I’d like to rate this book 9/10. It was a good and satisfying read after a long time.
(Reviewed by Soumashree Mukherjee)