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Best Medical School Books Everyone Should Read

Our list of some of the best Medical School books & series in recent years. Get inspired by one or more of the following books.

1. Med School Confidential: A Complete Guide to the Medical School Experience: By Students, for Students (2006)

 Best Medical School Books Everyone Should ReadMed School Confidential from Robert H. Miller and Daniel M. Bissell uses the same chronological format and mentor-based system that have made Law School Confidential and Business School Confidential such treasured and popular guides. It takes the reader step-by-step through the entire med school process–from thinking about, applying to, and choosing a medical school and program, through the four-year curriculum, internships, residencies, and fellowships, to choosing a specialty and finding the perfect job. With a foreword by Chair of the Admissions Committee at Dartmouth Medical School Harold M. Friedman, M.D., Med School Confidential…
Author(s): Robert H. Miller , Bissell M.D., Dan, et al.

2. The Anatomy Coloring Book (2013)

 Best Medical School Books Everyone Should Read  For more than 35 years, has been the #1 best-selling human anatomy coloring book! A useful tool for anyone with an interest in learning anatomical structures, this concisely written text features precise, extraordinary hand-drawn figures that were crafted especially for easy coloring and interactive study. Organized according to body systems, each of the 162 two-page spreads  featured in this book includes an ingenious color-key system where anatomical terminology is linked to detailed illustrations of the structures of the body. When you color to learn with The Anatomy Coloring Book, you make visual associations…
Author(s): Wynn Kapit, Lawrence M. Elson

3. So, You Want to Be a Physician: Getting an Edge in the Pursuit of Becoming a Physician or Other Medical Professional (2018)

 Best Medical School Books Everyone Should Read2018 Edition The journey to becoming a medical professional is laden with a variety of challenges, including acing your personal statement in the application, knowing about new interview techniques such as the Multiple Mini Interview (MMI) and CASPer, and impressing medical school staff during the interview. So, You Want to Be a Physician offers first-hand examples from aspiring medical students the author has mentored, including actual interview questions, personal statements, and practical advice on how to master the art of the interview….
Author(s): Edward M Goldberg

4. The Med School Survival Kit: How To Breeze Through Med School While Crushing Your Exams (2018)

 Best Medical School Books Everyone Should ReadForget the old saying that you can’t excel in medical school and have a social life at the same time. You can! It’s time to study smarter, save countless hours, crush your exams, have a life, and match into the residency program of your choice. This book is the blueprint on how to get everything you want out of med school. IN THIS STEP BY STEP GUIDE ON HOW TO BREEZE THROUGH MEDICAL SCHOOL YOU WILL LEARN:- Tips and tricks on how to navigate through all 4 years of medical school.- How to get a 250 on your STEP 1 exam by studying efficiently and approaching questions the right way.- How to use storytelling…
Author(s): Dr. Wendell Cole

5. Medical School 2.0: An Unconventional Guide to Learn Faster, Ace the USMLE, and Get Into Your Top Choice Residency (2015)

 Best Medical School Books Everyone Should ReadForget the old concept of medical school taking over your life. It is possible to do great in school while still having a rich and well-rounded life. Whether your dream is having time for international volunteer work, having time to do cutting edge research, having time to be the parent and spouse you want to be, having time to exercise relax and unwind, or just HAVING TIME to live more and work less, Medical School 2.0 is your blue print to thrive as a medical student. This step-by-step guide to medical school teaches:  • How Dave, a medical student with below-average SAT and MCAT scores used these techniques to go from spending 16…
Author(s): Larson MD, David

6. Getting into Medical School For Dummies (2013)

 Best Medical School Books Everyone Should ReadGetting accepted to medical school is a long and rigorous process and many students find they need help. If you’re one of these students, Getting into Medical School For Dummies is the perfect tool to help you through the process and realize your dream. By providing you with concise information about preparing for and applying to medical school, Getting into Medical School For Dummies prepares you for the application process. Written by an industry expert, it gives you a distinct advantage in the competitive medical school admissions process, preparing you for every step and helping you create your best application. If…
Author(s): Carleen Eaton

7. The Premed Playbook: Guide to the Medical School Personal Statement: Write Your Best Story. Secure Your Interview. (2018)

 Best Medical School Books Everyone Should ReadThe Premed Playbook: Guide to the Medical School Personal Statement helps guide students in crafting their stories for the medical school Admission Committees. It’s not only a collection of essays from students who got into top schools, but is a showcase of essays that started badly and were honed to tell great stories. Ryan Gray, MD shares the stories of students who likely didn’t have a shot, but ultimately succeed, in part because of the advice laid out in The Premed Playbook: Guide to the Medical School Personal Statement. They had to fight their way into medical school―and told a great story to do…
Author(s): Gray MD, Ryan

8. Medical Terminology: The Best and Most Effective Way to Memorize, Pronounce and Understand Medical Terms: Second Edition (2016)

 Best Medical School Books Everyone Should ReadMedical Terminology Let’s be very clear about this, if you want to feel proud of yourself and do a great job in the health care field, you need to learn and understand medical terminology! It is a fundamental part of the future of your career….
Author(s): David Andersson

9. The Premed Playbook Guide to the Medical School Interview: Be Prepared, Perform Well, Get Accepted (2017)

 Best Medical School Books Everyone Should ReadThe Premed Playbook: Guide to the Medical School Interview is the only book needed to prepare premed students for their medical school interviews. It covers traditional interviews as well as the multiple mini-interview or MMI. Through interviews with Admissions Committee members and others, Dr. Gray has compiled the most comprehensive book on this subject. Premed students want to know what to expect, but more importantly, they need to see examples of what successful applicants have done. The Premed Playbook not only gives them close to 600…
Author(s): Gray MD, Ryan

10. First Aid for the USMLE Step 1 2019, Twenty-ninth edition (2018)

 Best Medical School Books Everyone Should ReadINSIDER ADVICE FOR STUDENTS FROM STUDENTS•A complete framework for USMLE Step 1 preparation, annually updated with crowdsourced contributions from thousands of students•Written by students who excelled on their Step 1 exam and reviewed by top faculty for accuracy•1300+ must know topics with mnemonics to focus your study•1,200+ color photos and illustrations 200 new or revised help you visualize processes, disorders, and clinical findings•Reorganized content in the Pathology, Endocrine, Hematology and Oncology, and Neurology chapters for more intuitive learning•Rapid Review section for efficient last minute…
Author(s): Tao Le, Vikas Bhushan

11. Love in the time of medical school: Build a happy, healthy relationship with a medical student (2017)

 Best Medical School Books Everyone Should ReadNobody told you how difficult it would be to date a medical student. Your partner endures long hours, endless exams, and unpredictable clinical rotations. They learn to speak a different language and are asked to dedicate themselves to training with single-minded focus. And you? You work hard to pursue your goals while taking care of yourself and your relationship.I wish somebody had told me what to expect and how to maintain a happy, healthy relationship while dating a medical student. Nobody told me those things, but I'm here to tell you.I scoured research about medical couples,…
Author(s): Sarah Epstein

12. The Medical School Interview: Winning Strategies from Admissions Faculty (2013)

 Best Medical School Books Everyone Should Read[ Medical School Interview: Winning Strategies from Admissions Faculty BY Desai, Samir P. ( Author ) ] Paperback 2013…
Author(s): Samir P. Desai, Rajani Katta

13. Nailing the Medical School Interview: A Harvard MD’s Comprehensive Preparation Strategy (2017)

 Best Medical School Books Everyone Should ReadDid you know the interview is the most important factor used to decide which applicants get in to medical school? THE MOST IMPORTANT FACTOR! Fortunately, interview techniques can be learned and improved with practice. Drawn from Dr. Suzanne M. Miller’s nearly 15 years of experience as a Harvard pre-med tutor, admissions interviewer, and CEO of MDadmit medical admissions, Nailing the Medical School Interview provides a detailed, step-by-step plan for how to tackle every aspect of traditional medical school interviews while giving you a head start…
Author(s): Suzanne M Miller

14. The Official Guide to Medical School Admissions 2018: How to Prepare for and Apply to Medical School (2018)

 Best Medical School Books Everyone Should ReadDESIGNED FOR This guide is must-read for aspiring medical school attendees and their advocates. OVERVIEW AND BENEFITS Updated in 2018, the guide book provides exclusive insights and data from experts at the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) who work with the MCAT and AMCAS programs, including application tips and national applicant and acceptance data from the 2017 entering class. The guide book provides: Online access to fillable versions of the worksheets in the guide to help applicants keep track of progress and make the strategic decisions during the application…
Author(s): Association of American Medical Colleges

Best Medical School Books Everyone Should Read

We highly recommend you to buy all paper or e-books in a legal way, for example, on Amazon. But sometimes it might be a need to dig deeper beyond the shiny book cover. Before making a purchase, you can visit resources like Genesis and download some medical school books mentioned below at your own risk. Once again, we do not host any illegal or copyrighted files, but simply give our visitors a choice and hope they will make a wise decision.

Making pre-med count: everything I wish I'd known before applying (successfully) to medical school

Author(s): Elisabeth Fassas
ID: 2789466, Publisher: Kaplan Publishing, Year: 2020, Size: 471 Kb, Format: epub

Intensive Review of Nephrology 2019 (Harvard Medical School)

Author(s): Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School
ID: 2516459, Publisher: Oakstone Publishing, Year: 2019, Size: 244 Mb, Format: pdf

Oxford Handbook for Medical School

Author(s): Kapil Sugand, Miriam Berry, Imran Yusuf, Aisha Janjua, Chris Bird, David Metcalfe, Harveer Dev, Sri Thrumurthy
ID: 2875768, Publisher: Oxford University Press, Year: 2019, Size: 50 Mb, Format: pdf

Please note that this booklist is not final. Some books are really chart-busters according to Washington Post, others are written by unknown writers. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant links you could recommend? Leave a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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