BPL EVENT: Adam Stern, MD — Committed: Dispatches from a Psychiatrist in Training
Join the Boston Public Library in partnership with the State Library of Massachusetts for an online talk with Adam Stern, MD, author of Committed: Dispatches from a Psychiatrist in Training. This discussion will be moderated by Suzanne Koven, MD, writer-in-residence at Massachusetts General Hospital.
“[A] dynamic debut memoir… As the author vividly captures the urgency, chaos, and eerie fascination involved with the treatment of mental illness, he also candidly shares numerous patient portraits, which provide some of the most moving and disturbing moments in the book…The combination of patient case studies and medical trainee journal creates an intense reading experience and an eye opening appreciation for medical professionals charged with psychiatric care…Engrossing, indelible, and brimming with genuine humanity.” —STARRED, Kirkus
About the book
Adam Stern recounts his four year psychiatry residency at Harvard Medical School in his heartfelt memoir, which brings readers along as he and his fellow doctors round on psychiatric wards, grapple with impostor syndrome, navigate their personal lives, and experience love and loss.
With compassionate portraits of his psychiatry patients and honest ruminations on the physical and emotional toll of a medical residency, Adam pulls back the curtain on what it’s like to be a doctor tasked with healing the mind. Candid, sometimes raw, and always entertaining, this memoir celebrates human connection through the eyes of a new doctor.