Life in the trenches of medicine can be taxing and having a ready escape for the mind is essential. A good book can wash away stress and recalibrate energy and attitude. Here are a few excellent reads to check out.
When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi
Dr. Kalanithi, at the age of 36, was wrapping up a grueling neurosurgery residency when his life quickly unraveled. Listening to his own intuition, he pressed for answers and learned that he was dying. Shifting from doctor to patient and the mental and emotional hurdles draw the reader into this desperate struggle.