Dr. Adam SternNon-Fiction
Adam Stern, MD, is a psychiatrist at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and an assistant professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. In 2018, he was diagnosed with a life-threatening cancer and he has written extensively about his experience as a physician and patient including in the New York Times, the Boston Globe, the New England Journal of Medicine, the Journal of the American Medical Association, and the American Journal of Psychiatry. It was through this process of radical self-disclosure that Dr. Stern found the value in sharing his life experience with others and connecting through the written word. His new book, Committed: Dispatches from a Psychiatrist in Training, does just this by pulling back the curtain on the surreal experience of training to become a psychiatrist at one of the most prestigious residency programs in the country. It provides readers with a glimpse into the human beings behind psychiatric care and the patients in front of them. Through writing and speaking about his experience, Dr. Stern hopes to destigmatize and demystify this field. He is particularly passionate about sharing his experiences with overcoming impostor syndrome and discovering the value of human connection in everyday life through his work.