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July 28th-30th


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We doctors spend countless hours in training and beyond with our bookworm brains buried in books. We read to develop a foundational knowledge of medicine, we read to stay apprised of the latest research in our respective fields, and we read line after line of computer-screen text as we review and update our patient’s medical records.

However, before our lives became overwhelmed with medicine, we used to read for fun. Books were an escape, allowing us to enter another world of fantasy. Reading was not a requirement, but a hobby, one where time escaped us as we turned the pages into the early hours of the morning. But somewhere along the way, life became more important, and the pile of books to read grew larger as our hobby was forgotten.

The time has come for us doctors to rekindle our past – to a time when we loved to read.

DoctorsBookClub is a book club for doctors – an out-of- hospital hobby.

Designed primarily for physicians but welcome to all, DoctorsBookClub is an online, blog and social-media based book club for doctors who love to read.

Every other month we will read a non-textbook which we hope will enrich us a doctors and as humans, and enhance and our practice of medicine. These books will have a medical theme or a message pertinent to our broader practice. We hope that by discussing the books together, we will collectively gain new insights that will help us in our work and with our patients.

How it Works:

  • The book we are currently reading will be listed here on

  • Over the last weekend of the month, we will discuss the book on Twitter with that month’s hashtag (e.g. #dbcJune)

  • Each day questions will be posted by guest moderators to lead the discussion with colleagues around the world.

  • Following the discussion we will post the Twitter conversation here as a Storify summary of the comments.

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Discover the Book of the Month

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Get the book

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Join our next twitter-based discussion

Book of the Month

About the Author: Siddhartha Mukherjee

Hematologist, oncologist and author Siddhartha Mukherjee was born in New Delhi, India in 1970. In 1989. As a biology major at Stanford University, he worked in Nobel Laureate Paul Berg's laboratory, defining cellular genes that change the [...]

July Book Review: The Gene

The Doctors Book Club is currently reviewing Siddhartha Mukherjee's book The Gene: An Intimate History. Join us over the coming months as we read and check back soon to hear one of our club member's thoughts.

Past Books

About the Author: Atul Gawande

This bio is taken directly from Atul's Website Atul Gawande, MD, MPH, is a surgeon, writer, and public health researcher. He practices general and endocrine surgery at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. He is Professor in [...]

March Book Review: Complications

The Doctors Book Club is currently reviewing Atul Gawande's book Complications: A Surgeon's Notes on an Imperfect Science. Join us as we read and check back soon to hear our thoughts.

January Book Review: Look Me In the Eye

“So I’m not defective. In fact, in recent years I have started to see that we Aspergians are better than normal! And now it seems as though scientists agree: Recent articles suggest that a [...]

About the Author: John Elder Robison

Born in Athens, Georgia in 1957, John soon found that he was "always a problem child — often sad, a loner, unable to make friends. The problem was, that Asperger’s Syndrome had not yet been [...]

Previous Books