• A Short Life is a compassionate, funny and hard hitting account of life written by an unforgettable young man facing his own mortality. This short, compelling book provides remarkable insight into being both a doctor and a patient, and is a simple, beautiful story of growing up.

    All proceeds from A Short Life will go to the Jim Slotnick Fellowship in Medicine Endowment Fund.

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  • A Short Life is a compassionate, funny and hard hitting account of life written by an unforgettable young man facing his own mortality.

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  • Jim Slotnick entered medical school in 1981 with his sights set on a career as a “country doctor,” catering to those with limited access to quality health care. Within twelve months, however, he was diagnosed with a brain tumor. What followed was an odyssey of dealing with the health care system and its practitioners, the challenges of a fatal disease and Jim’s own mortality staring him in the face. Through it all, he wrote. Jim’s stunningly compassionate, funny and hard hitting account of life will amaze you.

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  • Jim Slotnick

    Jim Slotnick was born in 1954 in Buffalo, New York. His family moved to California in 1965, where he lived the Golden Dream — body surfing at the beach, delivering newspapers for pocket change and pitching for his high school baseball team.
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  • Jim Slotnick Fellowship

    The Jim Slotnick Fellowship in Medicine gives UCLA medical students a unique opportunity to receive comprehensive mentoring and hands-on experience providing healthcare to the underserved.
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  • Saban Community Clinic

    Saban Community Clinic serves as a medical home for the underserved and those who are most vulnerable by providing comprehensive, dependable, and affordable quality health care in a caring environment.
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Reflections from Slotnick Fellows

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