in-Training: Stories from Tomorrow’s Physicians

coverjpgWe are proud to announce the publication of in-Training: Stories from Tomorrow’s Physicians, a compendium of peer-edited narratives written by medical students on humanism, our real-life patients, and the challenges of being a physician-in-training.

The book is currently on sale at $24.95.

We have also published in-Training: Stories from Tomorrow’s Physicians, Volume 2 which you can purchase here.

“Written reflection is very much alive.” [The British Medical Journal (BMJ)]

“This collection is a step toward further empowering the medical student’s voice.” [The Journal of The American Osteopathic Association (JAOA)]

“…the transformative experience of becoming a physician remain universal and is clearly expressed in the articles and poetry within this volume.” [Centre for Medical Humanities]

“These stories are a salve to the wounds inflicted by medical training. They are a shoulder to cry on, a hand to hold, a listening ear. It is healing by way of solidarity and shared experience. This extraordinary collection of medical student essays is a remarkable achievement by its many writers and singular editors.” [Clinical Correlations: The NYU Langone Online Journal of Medicine]

“This collection is a valuable resource for students who may feel alone in some of the challenges they face while they learn to navigate the complicated world of healthcare.” [Student Doctor Network]

in-Training: Stories from Tomorrow’s Physicians is a collection of 102 manuscripts published on in-Training, the online magazine for medical students, since its inception in July 2012. All of the manuscripts were written and edited by medical students, and were chosen by the editors for their humanistic merit in authentically presenting the challenges of being a physician-in-training.

The publication was supported by the Arnold P. Gold Foundation, a national nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting humanism in medicine and medical education, who also established an Advisory Group that provided review and guidance.

The book is designed as a resource guide for medical students and educators interested in the medical humanities. The compendium presents first-person accounts of experiences in dissection lab, in the classroom, and on the wards, reflecting on the patient-physician relationship, burnout, systemic barriers to care, and discovering passion for the healing arts.

Each manuscript is accompanied by discussion questions written by the medical student editors of in-Training, and the questions were reviewed by members and staff of the Arnold P. Gold Foundation.

The book was curated and edited by Ajay Major and Aleena Paul, founders of in-Training, and is published by Pager Publications, Inc., the 501c3 nonprofit publishing house they founded in 2015. All proceeds from the book go to Pager Publications, Inc. and will be used to pay for the website costs of in-Training. All members of the in-Training and Pager Publications, Inc. editorial boards are unpaid and volunteer.

The Arnold P. Gold Foundation is dedicated to keeping health care human and promotes the Gold Standard in health care — compassionate, collaborative and scientifically excellent care — to support clinicians throughout their careers, so that the humanistic passion that motivates them at the beginning of their education is sustained throughout their practice.

We hope you will spread the word of this publication to your institutions and colleagues. A list of the published authors can be found on the book preview at Google Books. Please contact us at with any questions or comments.