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Lifelong Learning in Clinical Excellence | June 3, 2022 | <1 min read


Kimberly Williams, Admin Specialist, Johns Hopkins Medicine

“The Comfort Book” by @matthaig1, narrated by Matt Haig on Audible.

Dr. Colleen Christmas

“The Education of an Idealist” by Samantha Power is up next (I have an enormous stack).

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Dr. Jeff Millstein, Penn Medicine

“The Road to Character” by David Brooks; new Daniel Silva and Don Winslow novels.

Dr. Richard Wardrop, Cleveland Clinic

“The Half-Life of Facts,” by Samuel Arbesman.

Dr. Margaret Chisolm, Johns Hopkins Medicine

Need to get back to the last book of Hilary Mantel’s “Wolf Hall” trilogy: “The Mirror and the Light.”

Dr. Mike Fingerhood

On a Colson Whitehead binge; just finished “Nickel Boys” and “Harlem Shuffle.” Three more of his novels waiting.

Dr. Carl Streed Jr., Boston Medical Center

Just finished “Sweat, a history of exercise,” by @billhayesnyc during one weekend in #provincetown. Next up is “Evicted” by @just_shelter. I’m making this a thoroughly edifying summer.

Dr. Scott Wright, Johns Hopkins Medicine

Just finished “Great Circle” and “Long Bright River.” Both very good. Also recently read “One Italian Summer” which is a great summer read. Next in line are “How to be perfeCT,” “Walden,” and “Principles for dealing with the changing world order.” So many books, so little time!

Dr. Megan Gerber

Starting Mary Oliver’s “Upstream” book of essays. I recently worked with a student who was writing poetry so I plan to read her “On Poetry” handbook next. I also want to read “Dreamland” by @samquinones7.


Dr. Eileen Barrett

Just finished “Awkward Thoughts” by @wkamaubell. I’ve also been reading some Rumi, and I’m likely to reread “Beowulf” by @HeaneyDaily.