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PLAYING DOCTOR - Part One: Medical School: Stumbling through with amnesia

By John Lawrence

Playing Doctor is a medical memoir full of laugh-out-loud tales, born from chaotic, disjointed, and frightening nights on hospital wards during John Lawrence’s medical training and time as a junior doctor. This candid autobiography will demystify medical education and inspire you. Equal parts heartfelt, self-deprecating humor, and irreverent, storytelling, John takes us along for the ride as he tracks his transformation from uncertain, head injured, liberal-arts student to intern, resident and then medical doctor.


This discussion guide was shared and sponsored in partnership with Dartfrog Books.

Discussion Questions

Use these discussion questions to guide your next book club meeting.

How did this book make you feel about a doctor’s journey? The hours, training, workload, etc.

Which stories did you most relate to?

Did this book change how you might view doctors at your next medical visit?