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Award-Winning Book

2021 IBPA Benjamin Franklin Award for Young Adult: Non-Fiction

2021 IBPA Benjamin Franklin Award for Reference

2020 Readers’ Favorite SILVER MEDAL for Non-Fiction: Occupational

2020 International Book Awards FINALIST for Young Adult: Non-Fiction

2020 International Book Awards FINALIST for Business: Careers

Featured Online

August 2021: Experts Tell Us the Best Career Books for Teen Girls.

November 2020: Frontline Workers: Helping Children Learn from these Leaders!  Children and parents can be inspired by [Healthcare Heroes], showcasing the power of purpose, courage, helpfulness, and jobs well done.

June 2020: College Students Textbooks: TOP 10 Highly Recommended Books for Students. Healthcare Heroes, with a prescient title, so relevant to our times, is a valuable reference for any student. It contains first-person discussions of the dreams, goals, and passions of real people who have succeeded in the field of healthcare, and these vignettes are what give the book its power. Judging from present-day needs, this book will be essential for years to come.

June 2020: Nurse Advocate Recommends Books for Learning, Understanding, and Growing through Reading. Healthcare Heroes is a great book for high school graduates as they begin their journey.

February 2020: University of Rhode Island Magazine. Healthcare Heroes featured on bookshelf.

January 2020: NYP Times: New York Presbyterian Hospital. There is no other book in the marketplace that provides such a comprehensive and robust overview of the fundamentals of healthcare careers created with young readers in mind, but appropriate for all ages.

January 2020: Nurse Advocate. A Book Review: Healthcare Heroes. If you are a parent, a teacher, or involved in counseling the youth of today as they explore career options, this book is recommended for anyone considering a career in healthcare.

January 2020: U.S. News & World Report – How to Apply to Vet School and Become a Veterinarian. An expert veterinarian who wrote the vet chapter in Healthcare Heroes, Dr. Robin Solomon, gives advice on how to get into vet school, expectations, and career paths.

December 2019: New York State Council of Health-system Pharmacists. New York State Pharmacists congratulate Drs. Mary Choy and Michele Kaufman on publishing Healthcare Heroes.


December 2021: Word of Mom’s Radio Interview with Dr. Mary Choy

February 2021: Authors Guild Member Spotlight

Dr. Mary Choy and Dr. Michele B. Kaufman

December 2020: Alpha Pi outLooKS. Page 4-5

October 2020: Massachusetts College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences University Interview: Dr. Michele B. Kaufman.

September 2020: Equal Opportunity Magazine. U.S. Army veteran Young Ju Chang, BS, RT, R, MR, ARRT, CRT, who wrote the medical imaging technologist chapter in Healthcare Heroes, helps patients at Stanford Children’s Health and inspires future generations of technologists.

September 2020: Interview on Kate Foster’s Blog. Author and literary agent Kate Foster interviews Drs. Mary Choy and Michele Kaufman about Healthcare Heroes from Australia.

June 28, 2020: Express Yourself! Teen Radio. Healthcare Heroes with Dr. Mary Choy and Dr. Michele Kaufman. Besides expressing appreciation for the health heroes on the front lines, radio host Siri Phaneendra interviews pharmacists, authors, and educators Drs. Mary Choy and Michele Kaufman from NYC to discuss the power of reading, networking, and careers. 

May 30, 2020: Bookstr Interview with Dr. Mary Choy. Celebrating Asian American award-winning authors during Asian and Pacific Islander American Heritage Month

April 29, 2020 (Priyanka Chopra Jonas Instagram Live Story Interview with Dr. Michele Kaufman):
Priyanka honors Michele as a “compassionate woman pharmacist who sets an example for kids and is an inspiration
to all.”

May 2020: Outwit Trade. 15 Authors Share their Stories & Advice on Publishing. Do you have a book idea? Drs. Mary Choy and Michele Kaufman shares tips on publishing.

April 2020: New York State Council of Health-System Pharmacists Interview: Dr. Mary Choy. Book author, healthcare leadership, and public health initiatives (Page 2-3).


September 2020: Midwest Book Review. “The first book … revealing steps to careers under the healthcare umbrella. Highly recommended…. A ‘must have’ educational reference for guidance collections, for adults who want to help any teen or for adults looking to enter a healthcare profession.”

July 2020: Readers’ Favorite (5 Starred Review). “This guide is a must-have for any student to ensure their preferred career is going to bring them the utmost satisfaction.”

July 2020: LitPick (5 Starred Review).


“An easy to read primer full of real-world information to help students make an intelligent decision on choosing a rewarding profession.”

Dr. Jeff Gardere, PhD; Associate Professor at Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine, also known as “America’s Psychologist”

“This book is an incredibly valuable resource and demystifies the diverse group of professionals who comprise the modern healthcare team.”

Dr. Paul Larrat, PhD; Dean, University of Rhode Island College of Pharmacy

“This book! It’s like an expert career panel with 28 healthcare professionals that will help countless young adults navigate the complex career landscape.”

Dr. Monica Mehta, PharmD; Clinical Pharmacy Manager, Columbia University Medical Center/New York-Presbyterian Hospital

“As a physician and father of three, this book discusses the ‘ins and outs’ of healthcare professions in an easy to understand and practical way. This is a great book and I am excited that this book is available for my children.”        

   – Dr. Vincent Wang, DO; CEO, The Association of Chinese American Physicians (ACAP)

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