Participants will read from “iatrogenesis: Essays on Becoming a Physician,” a book about the experience of becoming a doctor
Ann Arbor boasts legendary status as a book lover’s town. Now, a team of U-M medical students has upped the ante, producing their own book about the experience of becoming a doctor.
Called “iatrogenesis: Essays on Becoming a Physician,” the collection hit store shelves and online book sale sites last month.
This Friday, authors of some of the pieces in the collection will read from their work in an event at Literati Bookstore at 124 E Washington St. from 7-8 p.m. The event is free and open to all members of the Michigan Medicine community and the general public.
The student-authors gave their book a name that combines the Greek roots for the words “doctor” and “origin,” and that describes any effect, good or bad, brought forth by a physician’s actions.
Their essays look not at a physician’s impact on patients, but rather at aspects of the impact of medical training on student doctors from the moment they don a white coat to graduation. Together, the pieces in the collection create a portrait of the journey to becoming a physician,
In addition to being available at Literati and other local stores, iatrogenesis is available for purchase online.