A List of The Most Important Medical and Science Books for Pre-Med Students
There are very good reasons for anyone to start reading a book. But if you are someone planning to go to medical school, reading medical and science books is not just an option, but a necessity. While everyone are busy reading interesting novels and sci-fi books, med students should be cramming to read as many medical and science books as possible.
In this post, we are handing out some of the interesting books every med student should read before actually going to medical school.
1 – Medical School Admission Requirements (AAMC)
The Essentials of Guides – Revisited
This is no doubt the foremost resource for premed students as soon as they start researching and looking for the prospective medical schools. This book contains all the information one needs about medical schools in the United States and Canada.
Lessons Learned About Guides
2 – Emergency Doctor
The next book, as the title suggests, is about the experiences of an emergency physician. Each chapter tackle a particular story with a patient under the emergency department. It is a good book for premeds because everything discussed is based on exciting and shocking facts in actual hospital scenarios. But of course there are tragic stories as well.
3 – The Intern Blues
This is another “must-read” for someone who wants to go to medical school. This time, the focus is on the kind of life an intern has. It is a revelation of the trials of pediatric interns.
4 – Better
“Better” is a book belonging to a great collection of medical and science related books of Dr. Gawande, which also includes Complications and Checklist Manifesto. The book is composed of several sections and essays but center on the discussions of medical lawsuits, health care, and insurance.
5 – The House of God
First of all, this book is a classic. Even if it was published in 1978, it is still a very important piece of work for medical students. It talks about the author’s life and journey from being an intern, to his personal experiences, and the challenges of being a physician.
6 – The Soul of a Doctor
This book is actually a collection of various accounts from medical students. It details those periods when doctors become upset, tired, and disappointed by the very system that made them. It highlights the growth of the physicians while they were in training.
7 – In Stitches
The last book for this medical and science reference list for medical students is a memoir of Dr. Anthony Youn. Aside from being a plastic surgeon by profession, he is also a TV personality and writer. The book details his life to becoming a highly successful medical professional.
So for every individual with a dream of becoming a medical doctor someday, these books should serve as reference and inspiration at the same time.