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From the earliest stages of our medical training, we encounter unimaginable experiences with our patients - inspiring, traumatic, joyful, and sometimes even humorous events. Too often, as physicians or doctors in training we talk about the suffering or recovery of patients, ignoring our own emotions after these events, letting them passively shape us until we dig ourselves into a bottomless abyss of burn out and resentment.

 

This is a book created by med students, for med students, doctors, pre-med students, and their loved ones to look backward, forward, and laterally on the wonderful world of medical school. This book offers a space to reflect on our emotions, process their meaning, and share them as tales of joy, sorrow, or humor, told from the perspective of medical students writing in a diary.

 

While the act of sharing emotion is itself therapeutic, reading these emotional challenges that we can all relate to is unifying and comforting, providing us with insight through the lessons conveyed in the light of a variety of feelings.

 

Let this book spark a powerful domino effect of change in medical education: in the way we teach physicians to create a safe space for inner reflection and expression of emotion to ultimately enhance physician wellness.

 
 

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EDITORS-IN-CHIEF

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DANIEL B. AZZAM

University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine

MD/MBA Candidate

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AJAY NAIR SHARMA

University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine

MD/MBA Candidate

FACULTY ADVISOR

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JOHANA SHAPIRO, PhD

Founder, Program in Medical Humanites and Arts

University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine

CREATIVE WRITING EDITORIAL BOARD

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PETER AZZAM, MD

UC Irvine Medical Center, Dept. of Family Medicine

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SHANKAR IYER, MD

Brookwood Baptist Medical Center, Dept. of Radiology

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CARINA MIRELES-ROMO, MPH

UC Irvine School of Medicine

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KAOSOLUCHI ENENDU

UC Irvine School of Medicine

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HAYOUNG YOUN

Temple University, Lewis Katz School of Medicine

HOWARD CHANG

John Hopkins University School of Medicine

MANALI SAPRE

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

SHONIT NAIR SHARMA

Carle Illinois College of Medicine

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JACOB STULTZ

UC San Francisco School of Medicine

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NIKHIL BELLAMKONDA

UCLA, David Geffen School of Medicine

TECHNICAL SKILLS TEAM

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JENNY TORRES

Director of Operations

USC Marshall School of Business

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TIMOTHY VU

Co-Director of Finance

UC Irvine School of Medicine

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ELSA LI

Co-Director of Finance

UC Irvine Paul Merage School of Business

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WILLIAM POON

Director of Design

UC Irvine Paul Merage School of Business

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ALEX WANG

Director of Strategy

UC Irvine School of Medicine

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VIRALI SHAH

Director of Social Media

Albany Medical College

STACY HAPONYUK

Senior Soc. Media Strategist

UNM School of Medicine

KRISTI CHIN

Social Media Strategist

UC Irvine School of Bio Sci

THE DOAMS SCHOLARSHIP FUND

100% of all sales, sponsorship, and affiliate revenues will be directly donated to the DOAMS Scholarship Fund.

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