This Book Club series led by Dr. Nikita Joshi (@NJoshi8) and Dr. Jordana Haber (@JoJoHaber), introduces you to books that are pertinent to medical practice and the culture of medical education. Discussion will be held every other month. The goal is to share books, both nonfiction and fiction, medical and not, that can deepen our clinical practice and commitment to delivering great medical education to learners. Whether you are a physician, nurse, paramedic, or allied health care provider, we would love for you to join in on the discussion on this blog.

ALiEM Book Club: Beyond the ED Series

The ALiEM Book Club’s Beyond the ED Series headed by Dr. Taku Taira (@TakuTaira) is meant to be a way to share books that leaders within the medical community love and treasure without having the usual bookclub discussion associated with it. These books are sure to challenge and enrich the reader.

Suggestions

There are so many great books out there and not enough time to get to them. Please let us know if you come across any book that you feel would be worthwhile reading as a part of our book club!

Previous books

Date Book Author Book Discussion and Commentary
December 2016 Show and Tell: How Everybody Can Make Extraordinary Presentations Dan Roam
November 20, 2016 Creative Confidence: Unleashing the Creative Potential Within Us All David and Tom Kelley Blog Link
October 16, 2016 On the Move: A Life Oliver Sacks Blog Link
August 14, 2016 A Thousand Naked Strangers: A Paramedic’s Wild Ride to the Edge and Back Kevin Hazzard Blog Link
June 10, 2016 The Digital Doctor: Hope, Hype, and Harm at the Dawn of Medicine’s Computer Age Robert Wachter Blog Link
May 13, 2016 Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead Sheryl Sandberg Blog Link
April 8, 2016 When Breath Becomes Air Paul Kalanithi Blog Link
March 12, 2016 Steal Like An Artist Austin Kleon Blog Link
February 12, 2016 Bouncebacks! Emergency Department Cases: ED Returns Michael B. Weinstock, Ryan Longstreth, Gregory L. Henry Blog Link
January 15, 2016 Voices from Chernobyl: The Oral History of a Nuclear Disaster
Svetlana Alexievich Blog Link
January 8, 2016 A Few Short Notes on Tropical Butterflies: Stories John Murray Blog Link
November 17, 2015 Let Me Heal: The Opportunity to Preserve Excellence in American Medicine
Kenneth Ludmerer Blog Link
October 9, 2015 Dreamland: The True Tale of America’s Opiate Epidemic
Sam Quinones Blog Link
August 14, 2015 The White Coat Investor: A Doctor’s Guide To Personal Finance And Investing
James M. Dahle Blog Link
July 10, 2015 The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness Michelle Alexander Blog Link
June 12, 2015 How Not to Be Wrong: The Power of Mathematical Thinking Jordan Ellenberg Blog Link
May 8, 2015 We Need to Talk About Kevin Lionel Shriver Blog Link
April 10, 2015 The Art of Choosing Sheena Iyengar Blog Link
March 21, 2015 Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End Atul Gawande Blog Link
February 13, 2015 The Emperor of all Maladies Siddhartha Mukherjee Blog Link
January 16, 2015 Brain on Fire: My Month of Madness Susannah Cahalan Blog Link
December 12, 2014 Risk Savvy: How to Make Good Decisions Gerd Gigerenzer Blog Link
November 21, 2014 Humble Inquiry: The Gentle Art of Asking Instead of Telling Edgar Schein Blog Link
October 10, 2014 When Doctors Don’t Listen: How to Avoid Misdiagnoses and Unnecessary Tests Leana Wen and Joshua Kosowsky Blog Link
September 19, 2014 A History of Present Illness: Stories Louise Aronson Blog Link
July 11, 2014 David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants Malcolm Gladwell Blog Link
May 12, 2014 How We Die Sherwin Nuland Blog Link
March 14, 2014 What Doctors Feel Danielle Ofri Blog Link
February 14, 2014 Drive Daniel Pink Blog Link
January 10, 2014 One Room School House Salman Khan Blog Link
December 13, 2013 Five Days at Memorial Sheri Fink Blog Link
Google Hangout on Air
November 8, 2013 Interpreter of Maladies – A short story “Temporary Matter”
Jhumpa Lahiri Blog Link
Podcast Wrap Up
October 11, 2013 The Happiness Advantage: The Seven Principles of Positive Psychology That Fuel Success and Performance at Work Shawn Achor Blog Link
Google Hangout on Air video
September 13, 2012 House of God Samuel Shem Blog Link
August 9, 2013 The Checklist Manifesto Atul Gawande Blog Link
Curated Commentary
July 19, 2013 Difficult Conversations
D Stone, B Patton, S Heen Blog Link
June 28, 2013 The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks Rebecca Skloot Blog Link

Past Book Club Leadership

Dr. Teresa Chan (@TChanMD)
Dr. Brent Thoma (@Brent_Thoma)

* Disclaimer: We have no affiliations financial or otherwise with the authors, the books, hyperlinks, videos or Amazon.

ALiEM Book Club: Beyond the ED – Recommendations from Dr. Jamie Santistevan

It is what you read when you don’t have to that determines what you will be when you can’t help it.
– Oscar Wilde

Dr. Jamie Santistevan is a senior resident at the University of Wisconsin EM Residency Program. Throughout residency she has been active in the FOAMed community as contributor to multiple educational blogs including emdocs.net. She has also been a leader in the American Association for Women Emergency Physicians (AAWEP) section of ACEP whose mission is to promote women leadership in EM. In July she will continue her training as the Quality and Administration fellow also at the University of Wisconsin. She will surely continue to be a key figure in FOAMed and Emergency Medicine. We are excited for her to share her book recommendations with this post of the ALiEM Bookclub: Beyond the ED.

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2016-12-14T15:36:13-07:00

ALiEM Bookclub: Beyond the ED – Recommendations by Dr. Lainie Yarris

“Not all readers are leaders. But all leaders are readers.”
– Harry S. Truman

Dr. Lainie Yarris is the Program Director at Oregon Health and Sciences University Emergency Medicine Residency as well as the Co-Director of the Emergency Medicine Education Scholarship Fellowship and Co-Director for Faculty Development for OHSU School of Medicine. Beyond these multiple roles she has most readily known for her leadership in Emergency Medicine Education research, authoring over 40 publications and acting as a mentor for the MERC program, in addition to serving as an editor on multiple journals. She is an inspiration and role model for those of us in the Emergency Medicine education community. We are pleased to have her give us her book recommendations.

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2016-12-14T15:38:24-07:00

ALiEM Bookclub | Beyond the ED – Recommendations by Dr. Maria Moreira

If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking.
– Haruki Murakami

book-lgDr. Maria Moreira is the Program Director of the Denver Health Emergency Medicine Residency. In addition to her role in her own program, she has been a fixture in the national medical education landscape. She is the chair of the County Program committee and is a member of the CORD executive board. She brings a humility and gentleness to everything that she does that belies her depth of thought and leadership skills. She is a leader, a role model, and someone we are happy to call a colleague. We are pleased to have her contribute to this edition of the ALiEM Bookclub: Beyond the ED.

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2019-02-19T18:29:55-07:00

ALiEM BookClub | Lean In: Women, Work, and The Will to Lead

Lean In“We still have a problem” Sheryl Sandberg alarms us in her influential 2010 TED Talk, Why we have too few women leaders. “Women are not making it to the top of any profession anywhere in the world.” While women are getting more college degrees and graduate degrees, and more women are entering the workforce than ever before, when it comes to leadership positions, women do not come close to matching their male counterparts. “The blunt truth is that men still run the world.”

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2016-12-23T19:56:41-07:00

ALiEM Bookclub: Beyond the ED – Recommendations by Dr. Jan Shoenberger

book-lgDr. Jan Shoenberger has been a long time leader in medical education. She is the Program Director at LAC+USC Emergency Medicine Residency and is dual boarded in Emergency Medicine and Palliative Care. She is equally well known for her involvement with EM:RAP, Essentials of Emergency Medicine, HIPPO EM, ALiEM, Emergency Medicine Abstracts, and multiple other courses and electronic resources. Beyond being a talented educator, many of her colleagues see her as an inspiration and a role model. We are pleased to have her contribute to this edition of the ALiEM Bookclub: Beyond the ED.

The only important thing in a book is the meaning that it has for you.
– W. Somerset Maugham

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2018-01-30T02:28:21-07:00

ALiEM Bookclub: When Breath Becomes Air

41jFVZL72YL._SX336_BO1,204,203,200_Dr. Kalanithi was a chief resident in Neurosurgery at Stanford University when he was diagnosed with stage IV lung cancer. “When Breath becomes Air,” is a touching chronicle of his initial journey into medicine and neurosurgery and subsequent transition to the role of patient after his cancer diagnosis. This profoundly moving memoir is a tribute to his young life and family that he had to leave behind, but also a sad glimpse of the potential that this promising young doctor and author never will attain.

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2016-11-13T09:43:32-07:00

ALiEM Bookclub: Steal Like An Artist

Steal like an artistWhere do “new” ideas come from? Do they strike like lightning or start in familiar territory and gradually transform with each iteration? How is creativity cultivated? Innovators are frequently asked, “where do your ideas come from?”, and it’s a good question.

Artist and writer Austin Kleon [author profile] answers “I steal them.” Based initially on a lecture advising students how to foster creativity, Steal Like an Artist is a valuable resource for anyone engaged in creative pursuits, or really, just anyone in general.

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2017-03-05T14:18:43-07:00