This book is an excellent read for anyone interested in healthcare, and I highly recommend it to any and all medical (or premed) students. At it’s core, the book examines a fundamental goal of any and all physicians in hopes of determining the seemingly simple concept of how they can do better. The author divides this core concept of doing better into qualities and characteristics that doctors should strive to develop and maintain throughout their career and continuing education. The reader will encounter numerous medical and ethical dilemmas that are discussed in detail, inspiring thought-provoking ideas the entire time. Multiple controversial topics are included within the text, each consisting of subject matter than all aspiring physicians should make themselves well aware of. My only personal discontent with this book is when I finished it, simply because I didn’t want it to end.
Better: A Surgeon’s Notes on Performance