The Perfect Doctor: Forty Voices on the Imperfect Pursuit of an Ideal [2024]

We announce the publication of The Perfect Doctor: Forty Voices on the Imperfect Pursuit of an Ideal, edited by Dr. Sasha Yakhkind, MD, MS.

The book will be on sale shortly on Lulu, Amazon, and Barnes & Noble.

What does it mean to be the perfect doctor? Are you a medical student hoping to be one, a patient who wants to have one, or someone curious about the human side of medicine? This collection of stories offers a glimpse into the diverse lives of doctors and illustrates that there are as many versions of perfect as there are people. The students, doctors, and patients in this book learn what the perfect doctor means to them through loss, humor, and reflection. Their elaborative, insightful, sometimes funny, and always heartfelt narratives can help you decide what the perfect doctor means to you.

Neurocritical care physician Dr. Sasha Yakhkind, MD, MS curated and edited this collection of 40 essays by patients, physicians and trainees about the diversity of perfection in medicine.

The book is published by Pager Publications, Inc., a 501c3 nonprofit publishing house founded by Ajay Major, MD, MBA and Aleena Paul, MD, MBA, MSEd in 2015. All proceeds from book sales go to Pager Publications, Inc. and will be used to pay for the website costs of all of our online publications. All members of the in-Training and Pager Publications, Inc. editorial boards are unpaid and volunteer.