New book gives snapshot of medical student experiences

We are proud to announce the publication of in-Training: Stories from Tomorrow’s Physicians, a compendium of peer-edited narratives written by medical students on humanism, their real-life patients, and the challenges of being a physician-in-training. The book is currently for sale at a 25% discount.

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 is a collection of 102 manuscripts published on in-Training, the online magazine for medical students, since its inception in July 2012. All of the manuscripts were written and edited by medical students, and were chosen by the editors for their humanistic merit in authentically presenting the challenges of being a physician-in-training.

The publication was supported by the Arnold P. Gold Foundation, a national nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting humanism in medicine and medical education, who also established an Advisory Group that provided review and guidance.

The book is designed as a resource guide for medical students and educators interested in the medical humanities. The compendium presents first-person accounts of experiences in dissection lab, in the classroom, and on the wards, reflecting on the patient-physician relationship, burnout, systemic barriers to care, and discovering passion for the healing arts.

Each manuscript is accompanied by discussion questions written by the medical student editors of in-Training, and the questions were reviewed by members of the Advisory Group and staff of the Arnold P. Gold Foundation.

The book was curated and edited by Ajay Major and Aleena Paul, founders of in-Training, and is published by Pager Publications, Inc., the 501c3 nonprofit publishing house they founded in 2015. All proceeds from the book go to Pager Publications, Inc. and will be used to pay for the website costs of in-Training. All members of the in-Training and Pager Publications, Inc. editorial boards are unpaid and volunteer.

We hope you will spread the word of this publication to your institutions and colleagues. A list of the published authors can be found on the book preview on the sale webpage. Please contact the editors at  or the Gold Foundation at with any questions or comments.