Welcome to the Medic Mentor Book Club! 

We meet via Zoom three times every month to discuss a medical book:

  1. First Thursday: Book themes and general reflection
  2. Second Thursday: Guest speaker related to book
  3. Third Thursday: Debate meeting (members participate)

Books are voted on and originate from our Reading List.

For more information on the book club, please feel free to email, or use this link to join and sign up to our mailing list and Slack channel.

We have separate resources for members below, which include recordings of previous meetings, reflection templates, and Zoom links for upcoming meetings.

Book Club Members

Recommended Books

Committee Members

Time to get reading!

We have compiled a book list from recommendations from our Doctors and Medical Student Scholars. For updates and to join our meetings, please join the Book Club using the link on the right!

The Medic Mentor Book Club is run by our committee, which changes every 6 months: the next round of applications will be June 2021.

Current Reading

Members’ Area

Previous meeting recordings and this month’s Zoom links are accessible to Book Club Members only.

To access, please use the password found in the footer of all Book Club emails (and in your confirmation message on sign up).

August: 'The Emperor of All Maladies'

The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer by Siddhartha Mukherjee explores the history of cancer, from first documntation to modern therapies. It combines cellular biology, history, and biography to give the story of cancer and provide a glimpse of what the future might hold.  

Discussion dates: Thursday 12th/19th/26th August

September: 'Doing Harm'

Doing Harm: The Truth About How Bad Medicine and Lazy Science Leave Women Dismissed, Misdiagnosed, and Sick by Maya Dusenbery is a shocking, hard-hitting exposé revealing how gender bias affects every level of medicine and healthcare today, bringing together scientific and sociological research to explore the impact of sexism on medicine.

Discussion dates: 9th/16th/23rd September

If you’re interested in medical reading, please feel free to join the Book Club here: it can take a week or two for you to be added to the mailing list, but in the meantime you can explore our past meetings in the Members’ Area!

Any further questions may be addressed in the FAQs, or feel free to email us!