Welcome to the Medic Mentor Book Club! 

We meet several times a month to discuss a medically-themed book via Zoom.

Books are voted on and originate from our Reading List.

For more information on the book club, please feel free to email, or use the link below to sign up to our mailing list. We also have an active Slack channel!

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: applications for January 2021 are now closed, and the new committee will be announced shortly!

Current Reading

Have a say in the next book by attending the discussion at the start of each month!

January: Being Mortal

For most of human history, death was a common, ever-present possibility. It didn’t matter whether you were five or fifty – every day was a roll of the dice. But now, as medical advances push the boundaries of survival further each year, we have become increasingly detached from the reality of being mortal. So here is a book about the modern experience of mortality – about what it’s like to get old and die, how medicine has changed this and how it hasn’t, where our ideas about death have gone wrong. With his trademark mix of perceptiveness and sensitivity, Atul Gawande outlines a story that crosses the globe, as he examines his experiences as a surgeon and those of his patients and family, and learns to accept the limits of what he can do.

Discussion date: Thursday 7th January

February: TBC

We welcome members’ votes on what should be the book for next month: the poll will be made available during the previous month’s meetings. 

Discussion date: Thursday 4th February

2021 Meetings

Date Description Topic
Thursday 7th January Book Discussion ‘Being Mortal’ by Atul Gawande
Thursday 14th January Guest Speaker Q&A with Palliative Care Consultant, Dr Adam Brown
Thursday 21st January Debate Meeting

Opportunity for members to get involved

Thursday 4th February Book Discussion TBC
Thursday 11th February Guest Speaker TBC
Thursday 18th February Debate Meeting TBC
Previous meetings
Previous meeting recordings (and this month’s Zoom links) are accessible to Book Club Members only using the emailed password here.