Book of the month for October: Surviving Medicine – The Med School Years

Welcome to book eight in our monthly feature showcasing a new book  available to borrow from your library service. The books are chosen by our team.

This month we have chosen ‘Surviving Medicine—The Med School Years’ by Will Sloper: “Really enjoyable book for students and doctors alike …”

book cover: Surviving medicine

“I got this book after enjoying Dr Sloper’s instagram account (@unicyclemedic). Unsurprisingly, the cartoons are really funny ….the accompanying explanatory text and advice are really useful for any medical student especially because Dr Sloper has a realist approach to things – he recognises and pokes fun at the fact that medical students have no idea what we’re doing..!

What makes the book really great is that, in combination with this, the accompanying text contains lots of heartfelt, personal advice (especially Chapter 6) about how to deal with uncertainty and difficult clinical situations to go perfectly with the humour.

“I imagine it would also be a good and humorous way for medical students to explain to friends and family just what it is we’ve been doing for the past 4-6 years.”

Amazon reviewer



The book is available to borrow now from the RSCH and PRH libraries, but you’ll need to be quick! Also available as an e-book here

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