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y'all: how original…. a smirking, tall, extremely attractive love interest that the main character hates even though there’s an insane amount of sexual tension…….. how cliche……

me: *stuffing all my favorite smirking, tall, extremely attractive love interests that the main character hates even though there’s an insane amount of sexual tension under my bed* yeah….. ha ha….. how cliche…… i hate that

MEDICAL BOOKS

If you’re looking for some medical (non-textbook) books to read in your limited amount of spare time, check out some of my favorites below:

The House of God by Samuel Shem

A classic pre-medical school book. It details residency life in the 1970s. You can talk about this book with almost any medical student or attending. It is practically a medical school requirement. 

Intern: A Doctor’s Initiation by Sandeep Jauhar

A more modern look into medicine residency intern year from the perspective of Cardiologist Dr. Sandeep Jauhar. Comes with the highs and lows you can expect. After having been through 6 months of residency, I would say it is very accurate.

Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story by Ben Carson. Just because I find Ben Carson incompetent as a politician does not mean I do not respect him as a doctor. He is a phenomenal pediatric neurosurgeon and this book details his story.

On Doctoring: Stories, Poems, Essays by Richard Reynolds

A book of stories and poems from doctors throughout time and also from famous poets and authors depicting their views of medicine.

Private Practice: In the Early Twentieth-Century Medical Office of Dr. Richard Cabot by Christopher Crenner

An interesting look into a Boston medicine clinic from the early 1900′s. With excerpts from old patient notes which I found very interesting. 

And if you have an interest is something more dark:

Blind Eye by James B. Stewart

The real story of a doctor murderer from the 1990′s who killed multiple patients without getting caught for several years.

Devil in the White City by Erik Larson 

The story of the World’s Fair in Chicago in the late 1800′s. A great look into the history of Chicago and the murderous doctor who roamed its streets.

And lastly:

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams. Just a great book in general. My favorite.

Suggested by other users:

The Making of a Woman Surgeon by Dr. Elizabeth Morgan

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This book is my all time favorite, as I am a female aspiring to work in the healthcare system myself. Dr. Morgan chronicles her own journey in the male-dominated arena of medicine in the 1970s and 1980s, as she struggles to maintain an appropriate balance between remaining empathetic towards her patients and yet must toe the line of not becoming too emotionally involved with her patients so that she burns out, as well as maintaining her own femininity in a man’s world.

When Breath Become Air by Dr. Paul Kalanithi

Suggested by http://nandemokandemo.tumblr.com

When Breath Becomes Air is an autobiography written by an esteemed neurosurgeon who discovers he has Stage IV lung cancer in his final stages of residency. It appeals to not only medical students, with his profound impressions of cadaver dissection and his first life and deaths, but also to current medical professionals by questioning philosophical domains of mortality and what a meaningful life is, as well as to non-medical professionals with moving thoughts on family, life, death and meaning. It is not a novel to be missed by any person.

legitimately though, i have not grinned this wide in so long. that was actually so incredibly wonderful?? like i can’t decide what my favorite thing was; phil’s insane amount of creativity, his love for his friends, dan being so completely enamored and fond, or the actual game itself. the happy, beautiful vibes have made my heart sing. everything about that video was just. happiness

who else is part of Team “I just become obsessed with shows to avoid my real life stress and anxiety”? As a social work grad student I can say that the amount of time I invest in my favorite shows is becoming problematic, but fuck it because they make me happy. 

my rec for a fantastic saturday is to go reread everything on @dantique‘s ao3 account (link), and there are only four so let me make this easier, direct links are bolded for you 

a softer beginning - 2.1k of the actual softest sweetest moving fic and my favorite line is: 

They’d made this place safe together, filled their cluttered shelves with pictures and figurines and rows of their mingled DVD collection, stuck googly-eyes to the light switches and posters of boybands to the bathroom door. He’s romanticising things, he knows, and he can’t wait to do those things anew in a proper house of their own. 

a great deal of light (falls on everything) - 2.3k of the actual best 2017 Phil birthday fic, with Dan on the Isle of Man and my favorite line is short but so impactful and such a summary of 2017 so far, in general:

In 2017 he is teaching himself to swallow down the instinct to hide.

Here’s to the Fools Who Dream - 1.7k of La La Land soundtrack inspired sweetness, with just the right amount of melancholy. Favorite line: 

The nearer they get to the cinema the more frequent it becomes, and they’re both giggling stupidly, and it’s dumb and makes no sense but Phil’s stomach hurts with laughter and he thinks Dan is the best friend he’s ever had, really.

We See the Same Stars - 1.6k of Dan and Phil ringing in 2017 at Phil’s childhood best friend’s home, and some of the most achingly gorgeous Phil characterization ever. Favorite line: 

They’d spent entire months abroad in 2016, and it had been wonderful - exciting and fast-paced and brand-new - but in the hollows of his bones he craves quiet in 2017. He craves home.

(and if you read them and you like them don’t forget to leave the author a comment on the fic itself) 

Blessing your dash with some of my most favorite Haylor manips of all time

THE AMOUNT OF TALENT IN THIS ONE THOUGH

*sighs happily*

I mean they would totally pose for a fan like this

SPARE MY FUCKING HEART

the best thing in here is Ed’s face lmao

I’m sobbing

whatthefuckhwtsthefuck what rhdfcv fuck

sHIT

now make out in the count of three please

THEY WOULD TOTALLY DO THIS. THAT’S THE WORST PART

stab me mom and dad

this is so pretty what the heck?

I found this yesterday and I’ve been crying over it ever since

FUCKING HOLY SHITBALLS WHY

fuck me… …to the moon….. ….and back… ……

fuck

fuck again

THEY BOTH LOOK SO PURE HERE WHAT THE HECK

I really genuinely thought this was real for a second. fuck me oh my god


I’m really crying now they make me so emotional