AMWA Publications Chair Aleena Paul publishes in-Training: Stories from Tomorrow’s Physicians
AMWA student member and Publications Chair Aleena Paul recently published in-Training: Stories from Tomorrow’s Physicians at http://bit.do/intrainingbook, a compendium of peer-edited narratives written by medical students on humanism, our real-life patients, and the challenges of being a physician-in-training.
in-Training: Stories from Tomorrow’s Physicians is a collection of 102 manuscripts published on in-Training, the online magazine for medical students, since its inception in July 2012. All of the manuscripts were written and edited by medical students, and were chosen by the editors for their humanistic merit in authentically presenting the challenges of being a physician-in-training.
The book is designed as a resource guide for medical students and educators interested in the medical humanities. The compendium presents first-person accounts of experiences in dissection lab, in the classroom, and on the wards, reflecting on the patient-physician relationship, burnout, systemic barriers to care, and discovering passion for the healing arts.
Each manuscript is accompanied by discussion questions written by the medical student editors of in-Training, and the questions were reviewed by members of the Arnold P. Gold Foundation, a national nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting humanism in medicine and medical education.
The book was curated and edited by Aleena Paul and her colleague Ajay Major, founders of in-Training, and is published by Pager Publications, Inc., the 501c3 nonprofit publishing house they founded in 2015.