The Ugly Docling

Thank you for joining me on my adventures in medical school (and now residency)! Working in hospitals, I’ve seen humanity at its worst and at its best. I’ve been bled on, peed on, puked on. I’ve delivered babies, prevented suicides, even “cured” cancer. Through it all, I have learned how to tend to the suffering—with competence and confidence, but most of all with compassion.

My writing began with me telling a few inspirational stories of the brave and resilient patients I met as a medical student, but as my readers encouraged me to continually seek these valuable lessons, it has blossomed into a passion that has shaped my whole practice of medicine. Even though my work has kept me busy, I have continued writing to bring doctors closer to the society they serve.

All of the proceeds of this book will be donated to medical charities, both locally and globally. I hope that my messages, and any funds they generate, will reach many people in need.

2 thoughts on “The Ugly Docling

  1. Hello,

    Thank you for your insightful blog regarding your choice of radiology as a specialty. In that blog you meantioned a radiology textbook of sorts that was the best you read in medical school. I wondered if you could share the title/author.

    Much obliged.

    • Hi Holley,
      This book was Lucy Squire’s Fundamentals of Radiology. It’s an old-school book that they happened to have a beaten-up copy of in the reading room bookshelf, no doubt from when the guys in private practice were in residency. The fact that I liked it probably had more to do with my interest in the subject matter. I kind of don’t recommend starting there, as there are much better resources for beginning Radiology nowadays. 🙂

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