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Best Pre Med Books: The Ultimate List

Until you’ve consumed all of the best Pre Med books, can you even claim to be a true fan?

1. Your White Coat is Waiting: Vital Advice for Pre-Meds (2019)

 Best Pre Med Books: The Ultimate List“I want to be a doctor.” Whether this has been your lifelong dream or is an option you have recently started considering, it is important to understand what it takes to become a competitive applicant for medical school. As a pre-med, you have to be strategic and make good decisions during all phases of your path towards becoming a physician. As a pre-med advisor who previously worked at Johns Hopkins University and Franklin & Marshall College (Kirsten Kirby) and a physician (Dr. William Kirby), we wanted to share our collective expertise and advice. Our book is designed to help pre-med…
Author(s): KirMSEd, Kirsten E., KirMD, William M.

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

 Best Pre Med Books: The Ultimate ListThe 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 potential interview questions, it…
Author(s): Gray MD, Ryan

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

 Best Pre Med Books: The Ultimate ListMedical 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

4. Getting into Medical School For Dummies (2013)

 Best Pre Med Books: The Ultimate ListGetting 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…
Author(s): Carleen Eaton

5. Insider’s Pre-Med Guidebook: Advice from admissions faculty at America’s top medical schools (2015)

 Best Pre Med Books: The Ultimate ListWhat does it take to get into medical school? For the first time, admissions committee members from elite medical schools in the United States share their perspectives and unique insights on how the selection process works and how decisions are made as to who gets in and who does not—and you will be surprised. This book gives an unprecedented insiders’ perspective from those who have actually made the final decisions. Every aspect of the admission process is addressed in this book. See timelines that tell you what to do and when. Learn how to pick…
Author(s): Byron Lee , Andrew Ko, et al.

6. The Pre-Med Survival Guide: A Complete Guide to College for the Future Physician (2015)

 Best Pre Med Books: The Ultimate ListThe difficulties of medical school are well known, but little has been written on what comes before medical school: the four years of college as a pre-med. In this essential guide, medical school acceptee and graduating pre-med Tyler Scaff explores all facets of life as a college student, and especially as one who plans on applying to medical school. Relationships, academics, applications, and the dreaded MCAT are all discussed in thorough and entertaining ways in The Pre-Med Survival Guide….
Author(s): Mr. Tyler L. Scaff, Murray M.D., Dr. Luke C

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

 Best Pre Med Books: The Ultimate ListThe 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…
Author(s): Gray MD, Ryan

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

 Best Pre Med Books: The Ultimate List2018 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

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

 Best Pre Med Books: The Ultimate ListMed 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…
Author(s): Robert H. Miller , Bissell M.D., Dan, et al.

10. The Pre-Med Bible: Effective Strategies and Practical Tips for Success with Medical School Admissions (2012)

 Best Pre Med Books: The Ultimate ListAn indispensable guide for getting into medical school, this book offers effective strategies and practical tips on all the essential topics, including: GPA-boosting strategies, study methods, extracurricular activities, mastering the MCAT, letters of recommendation, completing applications, interview preparation, and what to do after interviews….
Author(s): Adam E. M. Eltorai

11. Med School Uncensored: The Insider’s Guide to Surviving Admissions, Exams, Residency, and Sleepless Nights in the Call Room (2017)

 Best Pre Med Books: The Ultimate ListCardiothoracic anesthesiologist and recent med school grad Dr. Richard Beddingfield serves as an unofficial older brother for pre-med and incoming med students–dishing on all the stuff he would’ve wanted to know from the beginning in order to make the most of med school’s opportunities, while staying sane through the gauntlets of applying to and succeeding at med school, residency, fellowship, and starting work as a new physician. With advice from additional recent Ivy League med school grads and top-tier hospital residents, this all-in-one guide is a must-have for everyone who dreams of becoming a doctor….
Author(s): Beddingfield MD, Richard

Best Pre Med Books: The Ultimate List

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 pre med 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.

Dear Preston : doing business with our hearts

Author(s): Preston Bailey
ID: 877099, Publisher: PB Media , Year: [2013], Size: 1 Mb, Format: pdf

Water My Soul: Ninety Meditations from an Old Order Mennonite

Author(s): Darla Weaver
ID: 2323503, Publisher: Herald Press, Year: 5 Sept 2017, Size: 2 Mb, Format: epub

Code Blue: Inside America’s Medical Industrial Complex

Author(s): Mike Magee
ID: 2446244, Publisher: Atlantic Monthly Press, Year: 4 Jun 2019, Size: 2 Mb, Format: epub

Please note that this booklist is not errorless. Some books are truly hot items according to Washington Post, others are drafted by unknown authors. 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? Drop a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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