Book – Healing Journeys

Healing Journeys: Teaching Medicine, Nurturing Hope

The front cover of Healing Journeys

Written by Dr. Winkleby and Ms. Julia Steele, Healing Journeys: Teaching Medicine, Nurturing Hope tells the life stories of 16 high school students from Northern California whose lives have been affected by hardship. As each comes to Stanford to explore the worlds of medicine, science, and higher education, their experiences give them hope and reaffirm the power of education.

Complementing their stories are vignettes that allow readers to follow students as they gain hands-on experiences in the anatomy lab, don hospital scrubs, receive lectures from Stanford faculty, prepare for college, and build a community. In his foreword, Dr. David Satcher, former U.S. Surgeon General, tells of his own childhood and commitment to higher education.

The book has been distributed without charge to 800 northern and central California high schools. To request a copy, contact us.