The House of God - Chapter 3 Summary & Analysis

Samuel Shem
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Chapter 3 Summary

The reader is introduced to the Fat Man, a second year resident with a bawdy view of medicine. He introduces Roy to gomers. Roy enters his first rotation on Ward 6-South. He meets the Fat Man, an intern named Wayne Potts, Chuck and three BMS students, which stands for Best Medical School students, who are also on this rotation with him. The Fat Man is talking about his new invention. He explains that gomer stands for "Get out of My Emergency Room".

There are three interns, including Roy and they use flip cards to round on the patients. During this, they meet Dr. Otto Kreinberg, "Little Otto", another one of the private doctors who isn't supposed to write on patients' orders but does so anyway because he hates interns. He meets his patients and begins to panic at the zoo-like atmosphere he's faced...

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