Summer '18 Pre-Health Common Read: Black Man in a White Coat

This summer, join other Pre-Health Hoos in reading
http://www.damontweedy.com/

"Black Man in a White Coat examines the complex ways in which both black doctors and patients must navigate the difficult and often contradictory terrain of race and medicine. As Tweedy transforms from student to practicing physician, he discovers how often race influences his encounters with patients. Through their stories, he illustrates the complex social, cultural, and economic factors at the root of many health problems in the black community. These issues take on greater meaning when Tweedy is himself diagnosed with a chronic disease far more common among black people. In this powerful, moving, and deeply empathic book, Tweedy explores the challenges confronting black doctors, and the disproportionate health burdens faced by black patients, ultimately seeking a way forward to better treatment and more compassionate care."

Accolades
New York Times Bestseller
TIME Magazine Top 10 Nonfiction Book of 2015
Booklist Editor's Choice Books 2015 Selection
O, The Oprah Magazine, "10 Titles to Pick Up Now" for September 2015
Goodreads "Best Books of the Month" Selection for September 2015
and more
Read with #prehealthhoos this summer and 
Stay Tuned for Fall 2018 Common Reading Discussion Groups!