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Reading List

Reading List for Pre-Medical Students

Titles are organized into the following categories:

I. “Must read” (in the opinion of some)
II. Highly recommended
III. Training
IV. Practice
V. Patients
VI. Hospitals
VII. Tough Decisions
VIII. Aging
IX. Other Perspectives
X. Medical Ethics or Religion/Faith and Medicine
XI. Health Care Issues
XII. History
XIII. Admissions and “Getting In”
XIV. Veterinary

The following sections are not part of the “reading list”
XV. Texts recommended for MCAT Prep and Review
XVI. Journals for Pre-med students
XVII. MCAT preparation
XVIII. Videos
Additional/Suggested Sources

I. ABSOLUTE "MUST READ" FOR ALL PRE-MEDICAL STUDENTS (according to some health professions advisors):

o Savett, Laurence A. 2002. The Human Side of Medicine: Learning what it's Like to be a Patient and what it's Like to be a Physician, Auburn House, Westport, CT.

Note: Students universally enjoy reading this book.

o Melvin Konner. Becoming a Doctor: A Journey of Initiation in Medical School. 1987 Viking Penguin. 390 pp

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II. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED BY PRE-MEDICAL ADVISORS, BUT NOT CATEGORIZED:

o Alvord, Lori Arviso and Van Pelt, Elizabeth Cohen. 1999. The Scalpel and the Silver Bear. Bantam Books.

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o Bickel, Janet W. 2000. Women in Medicine: Getting in, Growing, and Advancing, Vol. 4. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications (still available in paperback at BN in 2003)

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o Butler, Katy. 2014. Knocking on Heaven’s Door: The Path to a Better Way of Death.

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o Coles, Robert. 1989. The Call of Stories: Teaching and Moral Imagination, Houghton Mifflin Co. Dr. Coles, a psychiatrist, teaches Harvard undergraduates, medical students, and other graduate students the lessons we learn from listening to each other¹s stories.

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o Fadiman, Anne. 1998. The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down: a Hmong Child, her American Doctors, and the Collision of Two Cultures. Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, Inc. An account of what happened when immigrants for Southeast Asia with a sick child interacted (collided) with the U.S. medical system.

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o Gawande, Atul. 2014. Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters In the End.

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o Groopman, Jerome. 2000. Second Opinion: Stories of Intuition and Choice in the Changing World of Medicine. Viking Press. A series of eight clinical dramas, each with humble lessons for the future physician.

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o Harper, G., Jain, S., and Pories, Susan. 2006. The Soul of a Doctor: Harvard Medical Students Face Life and Death.

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o Klass, Perri. 2008. Treatment Kind and Fair: Letters to a Young Doctor.

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o Kleinman, Arthur. 1990. The Illness Narratives: Suffering, Healing, and the Human Condition, Basic Books. Stories of illness and their meaning to patients and families. Different ways in which physicians deal with patients and change.

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o Montross, Kristine. 2007. Body of Work: Meditations on Mortality from the Human Anatomy Lab.

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o Nuland, Sherwin. 2009. The Soul of Medicine: Tales from the Bedside.

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o Remen, Rachel Naomi. 1997. Kitchen Table Wisdom: Stories that Heal. Berkeley Publishing, 368p. Using stories from her own practice, a physician who specializes in caring for patients with serious or chronic illness reflects on what she has learned and how one can use those lessons in the therapeutic relationship.

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o Sacks, Oliver. The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat.

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o Sweet, Victoria. 2012. God’s Hotel: a Doctor, a Hospital and a Pilgrimage to the Heart of Medicine.

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o Thomas, Lewis. 1995. The Youngest Science: Notes of a Medicine Watcher. Viking Penguin.

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o Verghese, Abraham. 1995. My Own Country: a Doctor's Story of a Town and its People in the Age of AIDS. Dr. Verghese is a physician specializing in infectious diseases. He writes of his experience caring for patients with AIDS in eastern Tennessee, and also its impact on his personal life.

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o Verghese, Abraham. 1998. The Tennis Partner: A Doctor's Story of Friendship and Loss.

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o Young, Audrey. 2004. What Patients Taught Me: A Medical Student's Journey.

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o Young, Audrey. 2009. The House of Hope and Fear.

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o Verghese, Abraham . Cutting for Stone

o Skloot, Rebecca. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Locks
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o Dweck, Carol. Mindset. (about Growth Mindset for learning)
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o Mukherjee, Siddhartha. The Emperor of Maladies
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o Kraft, Dr. Heidi. Rule Number Two (about being an army psychiatrist)

o Gawande, Atul. MD . Complications: A Surgeon's Notes on an Imperfect Science; Better: A
Surgeon's Notes on Performance; The Checklist Manifesto; Being Mortal
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o Chen, Pauline. MD . Final Exam. A Surgeon's Reflections on Mortality
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o Grim, Pamela. MD. Just here trying to save a few lives

o MacLean Weir, Meghan. MD. Between Expectations. Lessons from a Pediatric Residency

o Kidder, Tracy. Mountains Beyond Mountains
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o Offit, Paul. MD. Do You Believe in Magic? 
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o Quinones-Hinojosa, Alfredo. MD. Becoming Dr. Q
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o Sacks, Oliver. MD. A life
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III. TRAINING IN MEDICAL SCHOOL:


o Becker, Howard S. and others. 1991. Boys in White: Student Culture in Medical School

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o Duncan, David Ewing. Residents: The Perils and Promise of Educating Young Doctors

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o Galanti, Geri-Ann. Caring for Patients from Different Cultures: Case Studies from American Hospitals

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o Gershenow, R., Ed. The Education of the Osteopathic Physician

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o Gawande, Atul. Complications. This is an interesting collection of one guy’s experiences in surgical residency. It is medically fascinating and informative.

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o Jones, Bob E. 1978. The difference a D.O. makes: Osteopathic medicine in the twentieth century.

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o Jones, Rosemary. 1998. Educational and Career Opportunities in Alternative Medicine. Pima Publishing.

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o Klass, Perri. 1993. Baby Doctor.

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o Klass, Perri. 1988. A Not Entirely Benign Procedure

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o Lassey, Marie L., Lassey, William R. and Jinks, Martin, Health Care Systems around the World: Characteristics, Issues, Reforms

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o LeBaron, Charles. 1981. Gentle Vengeance, Richard Marek Pub., New York

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o Lyden, F., Geiger, H., and Peterson, O. The Training of Good Physicians

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o Marion, Robert. The Intern Blues

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o Marion, Robert. 1991. Learning to Play God: The Coming of Age of a Young Doctor

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o Purtilo, Ruth B. and Haddad, Amy. Health Professional and Patient Interaction, 5th Edition

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o Rothman, Ellen Lerner. 1999. White Coat: Becoming a Doctor at Harvard Medical

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o Schwitzer, Albert. Out of My Life and Thought

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o Svahn, David and Kozak, Alan. Eds. 2002. Let me listen to your heart: Writings by medical students. Basset Healthcare. The challenges, frustrations, and rewards that third year medical students discover when they put aside their textbooks and learn to share intimate moments in their patient lives.

IV. PRACTICE, some on medical missions:


o Adams, Patch and Jacobs, Pamela. House Calls: How We Can All Heal the World One Visit at a Time

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o Adams, Patch (with Maureen Mylander). Gesundheit

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o Bickel, Janet. Women in Medicine: Getting in, Growing, and Advancing

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o Bruce Dan. 1988. A Piece of My Mind: A Collection of Essays from JAMA (Journal of the American Medical Association)

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o Carson, Ben. 1990. Gifted Hands, the Ben Carson Story (Christian author)

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o Colgrove, Melba, Bloomfield, Harold & McWilliams, Peter. How to Survive the Loss of a Love. Insights into loss, for patients and those involved in their care. Written by a physician, psychologist, and poet.

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o D'Antonio, Michael and Magee, Mike. The Best Medicine. It has advice from both doctors and patients on how to handle different situations, when it comes to connecting with your patients.

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o Gerber, Lane. 1983. Married to their Careers: Career and Family Dilemmas in Doctors' Lives

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o Hale, Thomas. L iving Stones of the Himalayas. Zondervan 1993

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o Hale, Thomas. On the Far Side of Liglig Mountain. Zondervan 1993

o Hale, Thomas. Don't Let the Goats Eat the Loquat Trees. Zondervan 1986

o Hilfiker, David. 1988. Healing the Wounds: A Physician Looks at his Work

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o Lapierre, Dominique. Beyond Love

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o Laster, Leonard. Life after Medical School, Thirty-two Doctors Describe How They Shaped Their Medical Careers

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o McPhee, John. 1988. Heirs of General Practice

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o Nuland, Sherwin B. Doctors

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o Nuland, Sherwin B. How We Die

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o Nuland, Sherwin B. The Biography of Medicine

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o Oz, Mehmet, and others. 1998. Healing from the Heart, the Power of Complementary Medicine

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o Reynolds, Richard & Stone, John, Eds. On Doctoring: Stories, Poems, Essays

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o Rosenberg, C. The Care of Strangers.

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o Selzer, Richard 1982. Letters to a young doctor. Harcourt Brace and Co.

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o Skolnik, N.S. 1996. On the ledge: A doctor's stories from the inner city. Faber and Faber 157 p.

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o Spiro, Howard and others, Eds. 1993. Empathy and the Practice of Medicine, Beyond the Pill and Scalpel

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o Stone, John. 1992. In the Country of Hearts: Journeys in the Art of Medicine

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o Williams, Carlos. 1984. The Doctor Stories

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o Zazove, Philip. 1993. When the Phone Rings, My Bed Shakes: Memoirs of a Deaf Doctor

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V. PATIENTS:

o Albom, Mitch. 1997. Tuesdays with Morrie; an old man, a young man, and life's greatest lesson. Random House. A story about how a person, his family and friends cope with a serious illness. The writer recounts the final months of his college mentor¹s life during which he dealt with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis ("Lou Gehrig's disease").

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o Belli, Angela and Coulehan, Jack, Ed. Blood and Bone

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o Broyard, Anatole. 1992. Intoxicated by My Illness. A personal account of illness written by the former editor of the New York Times Book Review.

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o Frank, Arthur. 1992. At the Will of the Body: Reflections on Illness

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o Heymann, Jody. 1995. Equal Partners

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o Hilfiker, David. 1994. Not all of us are Saints, Hill and Wang

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o Kaysen, Susanna. 1993. Girl Interrupted. 192 pp. A young woman’s experience in a psychiatric hospital. Was made into a movie with Winona Rider.

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o Lacombe, Michael, Ed. On Being a Doctor (poems and essays)

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o Lightman, Alan. 2000. The Diagnosis

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o Lorde, Audre. 1980. The Cancer Journals

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o McCrum, Robert. 1998. My Year Off, Recovering Life after a Stroke

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o Miller, J. The Body in Question

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o Mukand, Jon, Ed. Articulations

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o Price, Reynolds. 1994. A Whole New Life

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o Radner, Gilda .1990. It's Always Something (Former SNL comedienne, died of ovarian cancer).

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o Rosenbaum, Edward. 1998. A Taste of My Own Medicine (The Doctor)

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o Sacks, Oliver. 1984. A Leg to Stand On

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o Stryon, William. 1990. Darkness Visible: A Memoir of Madness

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VI. HOSPITALS:

o Brody, Howard. Stories of Sickness

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o Chekhov, Anton. Ward Six and Other Stories

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o Crichton, Michael. 1989. Five Patients: The Hospital Explained

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o Dans, Peter E. 2000. Doctors in the Movies: Boil the Water and Just Say Aah Md-Ed Press, Bloomington, IL

o Garrett, Susan. 1995. Taking Care of Our Own: A Year in the Life of a Small Hospital

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o Gibbs, Harlan Gibbs and Ross, Alan Duncan. 1996. The Medicine of ER, or How We Almost Die, Basic Books

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o Sawicki, Stephen. 1997. Animal hospital

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VII. TOUGH DECISIONS:

o Belkin, Lisa. 1993. First Do No Harm

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o Elders, Joycelyn. From Sharecropper's Daughter to Surgeon General of the USA

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VIII. AGING:

o Roth, Phillip. 1991. Patrimony: A True Story

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IX. OTHER PERSPECTIVES:

o Brody, Howard. 1988. Stories of Sickness

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o Coles, Robert. 1993. A Robert Coles Omnibus

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o Coles, Robert. 1994. The Call of Service: A Witness to Idealism Reprint

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o Hawkins, Anne. 1993. Reconstructing Illness: Studies in Pathography

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o Hunter, Kathryn. 1991. Doctor as Stories: The Narrative Structure of Medical Knowledge

o Martin, Emily. 1994. Flexible Bodies: Tracking Immunity in American Culture from the Days of Polio to the Age of AIDS

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o Nesse, Randolph M. & Williams, George C. 1996. Why We Get Sick: The New Science of Darwinian Medicine

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o Sontag, Susan. 1991. Illness as Metaphor and AIDS and its Metaphors

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o Weil, Andrew. 1988. Health and Healing

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X. MEDICAL ETHICS or RELIGION/FAITH AND MEDICINE:

o Bandman, E. and Bandman, B., Eds. Bioethics and Human Rights

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o Bosk, Charles L. Forgive and Remember: Managing Medical Failure

Available at UW Libraries. Click here.

o Brody, H. Ethical Decisions in Medicine

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o Carson, Verna Benner & Harold G. Koenig. Spiritual Caregiving: Healthcare as a Ministry. 2004 Templeton Foundation Press. 242 pp. (in Emery Library)

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o Gorovitz, Samuel. Doctors' Dilemmas

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o Gorovitz, Samuel. 1991. Drawing the Line, Life, Death, and Ethical Choices in an American Hospital

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o Hale, Thomas. Don’t Let the Goats Eat the Loquat Trees. Zondervan 1986 -The author’s account of being a surgeon in a rural mission hospital in Nepal, and I appreciated it because he did not try to put a gloss on the “medical missionary” perspective (student comment)
o Hale, Thomas. Living Stones of the Himalayas. Zondervan 1993
o Hale, Thomas. On the Far Side of Liglig Mountain. Zondervan 1993
o Hale, Thomas. On Being a Missionary. William Carey Library, Publisher. 1995
This is sort of a text book describing what the title says. Used at many seminaries, so I was told.

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o Magee, Mike and Michael D’Antonio. The Best Medicine: Stories of Doctors and Patients who Care for Each Other. 1999 Spencer Books.

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o Nechas, Eileen and Foley, Denise. Unequal Treatment, What You Don’t Know about How Women are treated by the Medical Community

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o Pence, Gregory E. Classic Cases in Medical Ethics: Accounts of Cases that Have Shaped Medical Ethics with Philosophical, Legal, and Historical Background

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o Quill, Timothy E. 1994. Death and Dignity. Norton, W.W. and Company. Dr. Quill, an internist, discusses in depth the events leading to the death of one of his patients, the ethical issues involved, and important aspects of the doctor-patient relationship. The case he discusses became the basis for a United States Supreme Court case involving physician-assisted suicide.

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o Salmon, J. Warren, Ed. The Corporate Transformation of Health Care: Perspectives and Implications

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o Star, Paul. The Social Transformation of American Medicine

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XI. HEALTH CARE ISSUES:

o Castro, J. 1994. The American Way of Health.

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o Bodenheimer, Grumbach. 1995. Understanding Health Policy: A clinical approach.
Orient, J. Your Doctor Is Not In.

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o Wekesser, C., Ed. 1994. Health Care in America.

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o Barlett, Donald L. and James B. Steele. 2004. Critical Condition: How Health Care in America Became Big Business--and Bad Medicine. This book by award-winning journalists paints a sorry picture of healthcare in the US. 288 pages. Doubleday.

Available at UW Libraries. Click here.

XII. HISTORY:


o Fister, Jeffrey. 1994. The Plague Makers

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Gevitz, Norman. 1982. The D.O. as Osteopathic Medicine in America. This book provides a comprehensive background for understanding the history of osteopathic medical education in the U.S. to 1982.

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o Gevitz, Norman. 1988. Other Healers: Unorthodox Medicine in America

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o Haeger, K. History of Surgery

o Loudon, Irvine, Ed. 1997, Western Medicine, an Illustrated History, Oxford Univ. Press

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o Ludmerer, Kenneth. 1999. Time to heal: American medical education from the turn of the century to the era of managed care. Oxford University Press. 514p. the development of medicine and medical education in the U.S. Part III discusses the changes in medicine since the 1960s with the advent of Medicare and Medicaid and Managed Care.

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o Moore, Stuart. 1993. Chiropractic in American: The History of a Medical Alternative

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o Rothman, Sheil. 1994. Living in the Shadow of Death: Tuberculosis and the Social Experience of Illness in American History

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o Starr, Paul. The Social Transformation of American Medicine

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o Young, Harvey. 1967. The Medical Messiahs, a Social History of Health Quackery in Twentieth-Century America

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o Young, James Harvey. 1992. American Health Quackery: Collected Essays.

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XIII. ADMISSIONS AND "GETTING IN":


o Brown, Sanford J. 1985. You can get into medical school: letters from premeds, Mendocino Foundation for Health Education

o Baffi-Dugan, Carol. Ed. 2001. Medical Professions Admission Guide: Strategy for success. National Association of Advisors for the Health Professions. 5th Ed. "Medicine" is covered in Chapter 5. Dr. Baffi-Dugan continues the earlier editions edited by Bruce Corder.

o Freedman, Jessica. 2010. The Medical School Interview: From Preparation to Thank You Notes: Empowering Advice to Help You Succeed.

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o Iserson, Kenneth V. 1997. Get into medical school: a guide for the perplexed, Galen Press, Ltd. Tucson, AZ (available for borrowing from A. Gordon, BMS)

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o Maguire, Mary Ann. 1999. PreMed: Who makes it and why? Teachers College Press, Columbia University. Reviews on the usefulness of this book to current applicants were cool with respect to the changes that have occurred recently.

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o Molidor, John B. 2014. Crazy Good Interviewing: How Acting a Little Crazy Can Get You the Job

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o Tysinger, James. 1999. Resumes and personal statements for health professionals, 2nd ed. Tucson, AZ: Galen Press, 210p.

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o Zebala, John A, Jones, Daniel B., Jones Stephanie B. 2000. Medical school admissions: The insider¹s guide. Mustang Publishing, 5th Ed.

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XIV. VETERINARY:

o Herriot, James. All Creatures Great and Small (1972)

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o Herriot, James. All Things Bright and Beautiful (1973)

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o Herriot, James. All Things Wise and Wonderful

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o Herriot, James. The Lord God Made Them All (1981)

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These are classic stories of a veterinarian working in Yorkshire in the early 1900’s.

o Sawicki, Stephen. 1997. Animal hospital

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End of reading list. Other stuff below may also be of use to you, however.

XV. TEXTBOOKS RECOMMENDED FOR MCAT PREPARATION AND REVIEW. (NOT TO BE USED FOR HP READINGS!):

These are just recommendations. Other reference texts with similar detail and coverage are suitable. These books may be too lengthy to read and study by themselves. It is advisable to use these texts to clarify and provide more detail when reviewing the MCAT Study Guides.

Cell and Molecular Biology:
o Alberts et al. 2002. Cell and Molecular Biology 3rd Ed or 4th ed. Garland Publishing, Inc. (continuous updated versions available on-line).

Available at UW Libraries. Click here.

Organismal Biology:
o Campbell, Neil A. and Reece, Jane B. 2002. Biology (5th ed. or 6th Ed.)

Inorganic Chemistry:
o Purcell, Keith F. and Kotz, John C. An Introduction to Inorganic Chemistry (not currently in print)

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o Bodner, G.M., Pardue, H.L. Chemistry: An experimental science. John Wiley and Sons, Inc.

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Physics:
o Young, Huge D. and others. 1999. Sears and Zemansky's. University Physics

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o Cutnell, J.D., Johnson, K.W. Physics. John Wiley and Sons

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Organic Chemistry:
o Solomons, Graham and Solomons, T.N. 1995. Organic Chemistry

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o McMurry, J. Organic Chemistry. Brooks/Cole Publishing.

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XVI. IMPORTANT JOURNALS OF INTEREST TO PRE-MEDICAL STUDENTS AND PHYSICIANS:


These help keep physicians and the student interested in medicine abreast of issues and developments in medicine. During your time at Gordon (perhaps in the senior year?) it would not be a bad idea to get together with other premed students and get together to discuss the latest issue of JAMA, or NEJM. This would help you demonstrate your eagerness to enter medicine, and give you practice reading journal articles. This again is something to do on your own time.

Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). Highlights of each issue are found online at the JAMA home page, the most widely read of all medical journals. JAMA gives the premedical student insight as to issues of concern to physicians and how physicians think and feel.

New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM). Online abstracts of the current articles in the NEJM are available at their web site. Recent full text articles are available to subscribers. After 6 months, full text articles are available to all on line. The writing style in this medical journal should be noted by the premedical student. Reading the topic reviews offers practice in preparing for the VR section of the MCAT.

XVII. MCAT PREPARATION:


A number of books have been published over the years and there are a number of good web sites that provide downloadable study materials using such search words as "MCAT Preparation". With a little effort most of the useful sites can be located. Many of the items listed below may be difficult to find because they are older and out of print. There is a collection of MCAT prep material in the Emery library, but please do not take it from the library.

ARCO MCAT Supercourse, Edited by Stefan Bosworth


The Best Test Preparation for the MCAT, The Research and Education Association.

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The Betz Guide: A Complete Preparation for the MCAT, Edited by Aftab Hussain
Columbia Review: Intensive Preparation for the MCAT, by Stephen Bresnick .

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Jump Start MCAT, by Amin, Bhusn and Le.

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Kaplan MCAT, by Kaplan Test Prep.

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Princeton Review: Flowers and Silver MCAT, by Flowers and Silver.

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MCAT Student Manual, by the AAMC


MCAT Practice Tests I, II, and III, by AAMC (downloadable from several web sites)


Meeting the Challenge of the MCAT: A test preparation guide. By Jackson, Evelyn

XVIII. VIDEOS:


The Conversation Project (PBS Newshour)
Click here for website link

Living in Emergency: The Stories of Doctors without Borders (2008)
Click here for website link

The Waiting Room (2012)
Click here for website like
Available through UW. Click here.

ADDITIONAL/SUGGESTED SOURCES:

University of Wyoming students may check out books from Health Sciences room 110 free of charge.

Here is the list of books available:  CHS Library Book Inventory List


ACIH Clinicians’ and Educators’ Desk Reference (2013 Edition)- This guide to the 5 licensed complementary and alternative healthcare professions, written by vetted experts, is a desk reference for clinicians and a textbook and resource for educators and students. Also included is information on emerging fields of traditional world medicines, holistic nursing and holistic and integrative medicine. *Academic, Nursing and Medical Leaders Recommend this Desk Reference *
http://accahc.org/cedr

NPR, NYTimes, Wall Street Journal, Casper Star, Washington Post, and the Economist – (health care issues in media)
NPR- Click here to view
NYTimes- Click here to view
Wall Street Journal- Click here to view
Casper Star- Click here to view
Washington Post- Click here to view
Economist- Click here to view

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation health newsletter

Institute for Healthcare Improvement

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