My Book List For Personal Growth

My favourite type of book is one that really delves into strained interpersonal relationships. I mean, who doesn’t love a story on complicated family drama or sibling rivalry? Bonus points for interesting historical context as well.

Kane and Abel by Jeffrey Archer and East of Eden by John Steinbeck were both novels I could not put down despite having a pile of textbooks to get through during medical school. I also love books by Khalid Hosseini like, And The Mountains Echoed.

Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese… Oh my goodness! Epic! Wait, does that one count since it has quite a bit of medicine in it?

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Teacher’s Pet

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My experience has been that the further along in my education I have come, the further away I grew from “Teacher’s Pet” status.

I was arguably one of the teacher’s favourites in Primary School (St. Saviour’s School, Lagos, Nigeria). But by the time I reached Medical school, I was sitting in the back row of a large lecture hall, in the top right corner, as far away from the lecturer’s podium as possible. Continue reading Teacher’s Pet