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Pre-Med Must-Reads

By: Alyssa Uribe, SDSU Chapter Member

In my efforts to manage my free time, I have decided to allocate more time for reading. I figured reading books that appeal to my interests and can provide helpful information on my future career path would be the best place to start. There are so many books written by medical doctors that discuss their unique insights and experiences as they maneuvered through the various stages of their careers. Here are some of those types of books that I plan on reading:

  1. The House of God by Samuel Shem

  2. When Breath becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi

  3. An American Sickness by Elisabeth Rosenthal

  4. The Soul of a Doctor by Susan Pories, M.D., Sachin H. Jain, and Gordon Harper M.D.

  5. Better by Atul Gawande, M.D.

  6. Complications by Atul Gawande, M.D.

  7. Emergency Doctor by Edward Zieglar and Lewis R. Goldfrank, M.D.

  8. How We Do Harm: A Doctor Breaks Rank About Being Sick in America by Otis Webb Brawley, M.D. and Paul Goldberg

  9. Med school Uncensored: The Insider's Guide to Surviving Admissions, Exams, Residency, and Sleepless Nights in the Call Room by Richard Beddingfield, M.D.

  10. Med School Confidential by Robert H. Millerand Daniel M. Bissell, M.D.


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