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Book description:

“As a resident doctor, you occupy two worlds simultaneously,” notes Dr. Vivian Tam in her introduction to this ground-breaking anthology. “Occupying this liminal space is one of the most challenging, rewarding, and dizzyingly fast-paced journeys most of us have been on.”

One resident navigates the emotions behind her decision to switch programs; another experiences the sacrifices of starting a family during residency; another switches from doctor to patient with a case of appendicitis. Throughout, the writers and artists in this anthology depict the challenges, rewards, and lessons of this unique time in a physician’s life, as only residents could.

Featuring work by:

  • Tehmina Ahmad
  • Aditi Amin
  • Phoebe Bao
  • Melanie Bechard
  • Ernest Chan
  • Georgia Chappell
  • Justin Chow
  • Avina De Simone
  • Katrina Dutkiewicz
  • Jalal Ebrahim
  • Mim Fatmi
  • Bernice Fonseka
  • Alessia Gallipoli
  • Amr Hamour
  • Prabhpreet Kaur Hundal
  • Gurpreet Jaswal
  • Caroline Just
  • Shawn Katuwapitiya
  • Esther Kim
  • Deborah Koh
  • Justin Koh
  • Ronald Leung
  • Nina Nguyen
  • Heather O’Halloran
  • Justin Oh
  • Lucie Pivnick
  • Beatrice Preti
  • Kaylynn Purdy
  • Suzanne Robinson
  • Calvin Santiago
  • Kayla Simms
  • Sarah Silverberg
  • Sarah Smith
  • Emily Stewart
  • Seyara Shwetz
  • Vivian Tam
  • Genevieve Teng
  • Jennifer Woo
  • Andrea Zumrova

Read an excerpt:


by Vivian Tam

In the press:

  • Resident Doctors of Canada Launches “Inside the Lives of Canada’s Resident Doctors” Anthology
    Resident Doctors of Canada (RDoC) today launched “Inside The Lives of Canada’s Resident Doctors,” the first anthology of stories about Canadian residents’ experiences in medical training. Read more >