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Writing & Medical Journalism


1.Books on Writing and Productivity:

i)William Zinsser, “On Writing Well” 

ii)Roy Peter Clark, “Writing Tools: 50 Essential Strategies for Every Writer” 

iii)Cal Newport, "Deep Work"


2.Writing Podcasts


ii)Write About Now


iv)I share some tips in a podcast here.


3.Writing Opinion articles/Op-eds

This resource from The Op-Ed Project is helpful to delineate structure as well as to read about the other op-ed writing basics (and while you're there,  read about the Op-Ed Project and consider participating in one of their workshops!)


4.Medicine/Health-focused journalism training


Harvard writer's conference:


UNC Science Journalism:

Munk School, Toronto:

Columbia Narrative Medicine:

Happier Workplace Cultures, in Healthcare & Beyond

1. Before you cold-email a request, read this.

2. My approach to collaboration, advice-giving, etc, as articulated by Adam Grant (one of the most brilliant minds out there) in his TedTalk.

3.Tall Poppies (new research from Canada)

4.Why some teams succeed (and others fail), from HBR.

5.This series on beating generosity burnout, from HBR.

6.The impact of workplace toxicity, especially workplace bullying and mobbing, on health.

7.Books about creating healthy workplaces, inspired/engaged team members (also: employees, medical trainees, physicians), and wise leadership that I often re-read & share:

~Adam Grant: Give & Take; Originals

~Christine Porath: Mastering Civility

~Cy Wakeman:  No Ego;  Reality-Based Leadership

~Eric Schmidt and Jonathan Rosenberg: How Google Works [NB: if only for the sections on "smart creatives"]

~Daniel Coyle: The Culture Code

~Bob Sutton: The No As*hole Rule; As*hole Survival Guide

~Amy Edmondson: The Fearless Organization

~Brene Brown: Rising Strong; Dare to Lead

~Simon Sinek: The Infinite Game

~Marc Benioff: Trailblazer

~Ray Dalio: Principles