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Scholarships and Opportunities
Duke Science & Society Leadership Award for the Duke Master of Arts in Bioethics & Science Policy program. The award will be made to outstanding nominees who demonstrate great potential to become leaders in making scientific advancements more accessible, just, and better integrated into society.

Take a medical humanities course in Italy!

Yale bioethics summer program

Films and TV shows
NOVA: Doctors’ Diaries – a PBS series, five installments from 1987-2008

BostonMED – ABC

GenSilent - A film about LGBTQ aging - Stu Maddux

Hopkins – ABC

Money and Medicine – PBS

Heroes of Children’s Hospital – Dateline

Medically-related books recommended by past and current medical students

Alvord, Lori Arviso: The Scalpel and the Silver Bear
Austin, Paul: Something for the Pain
Berlinger, Nancy: After Harm: Medical Error and the Ethics of Forgiveness
Castaldo and Levitt, MD’s: Uncommon Wisdom: True Tales of What Our Lives as Doctors Have
Taught Us About Love, Faith, and Healing

Camus, Albert: The Plague
Chekhov, Anton: Chekhov’s Doctors
Chen, Pauline W.: Final Exam
Cody, Joshua F. : [Sic]
Cronin, Archibald J: The Citadel
Czerwiec, MK, et al, eds., Graphic Medicine Manifesto
de Hartog, Jan: The Hospital
Didion, Joan: The Year of Magical Thinking
Eule, Brian: Match Day: One Day and One Dramatic Year in the Lives of Three New Doctors
Fadiman, Anne: The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down
Firlik, Katrina: Another Day in the Frontal Lobe: A Brain Surgeon Exposes Life on the Inside
Fuchs, Victor R: Who Shall Live?

Gawande, Atul
Complications: A Surgeon’s Notes on an Imperfect Science
Being Mortal

Groopman, Jerome
How Doctors Think
The Anatomy of Hope

Heller, Tania: On Becoming a Doctor
Jauhar, Sanddep: Intern
Kidder, Tracy: Mountains Beyond Mountains: Healing the World: The Quest of Dr. Paul Farmer
Lorde, Audre: Cancer Journals
Magliato, Kathy E.: Healing Hearts: A Memoir of a Female Heart Surgeon
Mda, Zakes: Ways of Dying
Munson, Ronald:The Woman Who Decided to Die

Nuland, Sherwin B.
The Soul of Medicine
How We Die: Reflections on Life’s Final Chapter
How We Live

Sanders, Lisa:Every Patient Tells a Story
Scarry, Elaine: The Body in Pain
Sontag, Susan: Illness as Metaphor, and AIDS and its Metaphors
Styron, William:Darkness Visible
Skloot, Rebecca:The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lack
Tennyson, Alfred:In Memoriam
Tolstoy, Leo:The Death of Ivan Ilych

Transue, Emily R.
On Call: A Doctor’s Days and Nights in Residency
Patient by Patient: Lessons in Love, Loss, Hope and Healing from a Doctor’s Practice

Tweedy, Damon:Black Man in a White Coat

Verghese, Abraham
My Own Country: A Doctor’s Story
Cutting for Stone (Fiction)

Washington, Harriet A.: Medical Apartheid: The Dark History of Medical Experimentation on
Black Americans from Colonial Times to the Present
Whitman, Walt:Speciman Days
Williams, William Carlos:The Doctor Stories
Young, Audrey:What Patients Taught Me: A Medical Student’s Journey