“If I was a doctor, I’d go to Africa and save those children.” That is how Hal’s medical saga begins. Even in 2030, young people who dream of becoming doctors want to help people in need. Hal believes that health care is about caring, and patients want their doctor to be a knowledgeable, trustworthy and compassionate.
Hal struggles to maintain that ideal in college, but his pre-med education seems designed to whittle away at his convictions and reshape him to fit its own purpose. Medical school and residency consume the next seven years trying to mold him into a cog that fits in their healthcare machine.
Coping with A.I. Assistants, cybernetic implants and robots, Hal’s journey is an emotional roller coaster. His wife Sarah does everything humanly possible to save his last spark of passion and hope; she even follows him to Africa in search of his dreams. Can she rescue his humanity?
A few years ago this medical drama would have been considered pure science fiction. But medical technology is advancing at breakneck speed; the doctor you visit tomorrow could be a RoboDoc.