BOOKS FOR PRE-MEDS

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My advisor told me that every pre-med should constantly be reading books about what it's like to be doctor. Books about the everyday duties and emotional consequences of the profession. Books that you've recently read or that inspired you are also great talking points in an interview and you would hate to be caught off guard if asked "what book(s) have you read lately?" With help from him and some that I found on my own, I comprised a list of books that I think that all pre-medical and medical students, or just people interested in the medical profession should take a look at!

Also let me know if you have some suggestions of books I don't mention! I'm an avid reader and I love a good book in my free time! (*I starred my favorites)

1. Complications:A Surgeon's Notes on an Imperfect Science by Atul Gawande

*2. Match Day: One Day and One Dramatic Year in the Lives of Three New Doctors by Brian Eule 

*3. How Doctors Think by Jerome Groopman

4. What Doctors Feel: How Emotions Affect the Practice of Medicine by Danielle Ofri

5. Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End by Atul Gawande

6. Confessions of a Surgeon: The Good, the Bad, and the Complicated...Life Behind the O.R. Doors by Paul A. Ruggieri

7. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot

*8. This Won't Hurt a Bit: (And Other White Lies): My Education in Medicine and Motherhood by Michelle Au

*9. The Man Who Mistook His Wife For A Hat: And Other Clinical Tales by Oliver Sacks

10. Final Exam by Pauline W. Chen

11. Becoming a Doctor  by Lee Gutkind

*12. When Breath becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi

13. On Doctoring  by Richard Reynolds and John Stone

*14. The Real Doctor Will See You Shortly: A Physcian's First Year by Matt McCarthy

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