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My Books  
Okay, I admit it, I'm biased...I think my books are great. So does my mother (a pediatrician), my brother (a urologist), my sisters (an ObGyn and a pediatrician), and my brother-in-law (a cardiologist).

Take a look at Battles of Life and Death-- essays originally published in Esquire and elsewhere. Or A Family of Doctors-- how American medicine has changed over the past 150 years. Or my new novel Stone Babies, from Electronpress.com.


A Family of Doctors: Sherwin Nuland, MD (author, How We Die) loved it:  "A marvel of family, medical, and personal history interwoven into a seamlesss saga I couldn't tear myself away from."

Getting In 
Got all A's on your premed courses and a Nobel Prize in the mail? Then skip this section.  Otherwise, tune in for the best advice on MCATS, Med School choices, applying for special programs, etc.  Get help with finessing the application process...I mean, allowing your innate greatness shine through the piles of anonymous applications...


Surviving as a Human Being 
Is it possible to get through med school and keep your humanity intact? How have med students, interns, and residents managed? The top narratives from top doctor-writers...

Staying In 
Coping with sleeplessness, mindlock, intense competition...self-doubts.. managed care, bureacracy...the best books about surviving on the front lines of med school and residency training!

Hot Off the Presses...the best new writing by MD-writers, the hottest new books Wake up! Don't get buried in Phosphorolation reactions...read something that could change your life!

Classics...Doctor writers you will love to read...now and forever
Some of these guys write about medicine, some just happen to be MDs, but they're great writers every one of them! Thomas, Verghese, Sacks, Chekhov, and more!





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CLASSICS
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Robert Coles

Lewis Thomas

    The Youngest Science : Notes of a Medicine-Watcher

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    Late Night Thoughts on Listening to Mahler's Ninth Symphony

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Anton Chekhov

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