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 the previous month and originate from our Reading List.

For more information on the book club, please 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 at the top of the page.

The Medic Mentor Book Club is run by our committee, which changes every 6 months: applications for new committee members are NOW OPEN and will close on the 26th January 2022!

Committee Applications are now open, as of 9th January 2022 (deadline 26th January)!

Please use the link below to apply to join our committee from February.

Current Reading

January: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

he Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks is a fascinating mix of memoir and science, telling the story of how one woman’s cells have saved countless lives. Born a poor black tobacco farmer, her cancer cells – taken without her knowledge – became a multimillion-dollar industry and one of the most important tools in medicine. Yet Henrietta’s family did not learn of her ‘immortality’ until more than twenty years after her death, with devastating consequences . . .

Rebecca Skloot’s fascinating account is the story of the life, and afterlife, of one woman who changed the medical world forever. Balancing the beauty and drama of scientific discovery with dark questions about who owns the stuff our bodies are made of, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks is an extraordinary journey in search of the soul and story of a real woman, whose cells live on today in all four corners of the world.

Discussion dates: 13th/20th/27th January 2022

February: Book TBC!

To be decided in first January meeting by popular vote.

Discussion dates: 10th/17th/24th February 2022

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).

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!