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Longwood Author Series: Letter to a Young Female Physician

Longwood Author Series: Letter to a Young Female Physician



A poignant and funny exploration of authenticity in work and life, LETTER TO A YOUNG FEMALE PHYSICIAN is an indelible account, by turns humorous and profound, from a doctor, mother, wife, daughter, teacher, and writer who sheds light on our desire to find meaning, and on a way to be our own imperfect selves in the world. Koven imparts wisdom with warmth and clarity, reminding us in turn of what her mother relayed to her, shortly before her death: “Don’t waste your time on nonsense. Don’t waste your life.”



Suzanne Koven is a primary care physician and the inaugural writer-in-residence at Massachusetts General Hospital. She is also a member of the faculty at Harvard Medical School. Her writing has appeared in the New England Journal of Medicine, the Boston Globe, the Lancet, the Los Angeles Review of Books, and other publications, and has been featured on National Public Radio. Dr. Koven lives with her family near Boston.


Wednesday, October 13, 2021
5:30pm - 6:45pm
Time Zone:
Eastern Time - US & Canada (change)

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