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  1. newfocus

    newfocus Senior Member

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    Hey guys~

    I was just wondering if any of you could recomend some books to read about med school prep. im looking to improve me reading skills and i figured reading books about getting into med school would be a double edged sword. any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
     
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  3. Pathologist

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    White Coat: Becoming a Doctor at Harvard Medical School by Ellen Lerner Rothman is a really good one. [​IMG]
     
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    DOCTORSAIB Ophtho or bust!

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    If your looking to read for pleasure, "Doctors" by Erich Segal is a great book about life as a Harvard med student and the hardships of residency. Once you pick that book up, believe me, you'll want to finish it that night. Great book!

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    Here are some of my recommendations:

    "So you want to be a doctor?" : the realities of pursuing medicine as a career
    by Naomi Bluestone - out of print but was available at my local library. Essays about the decision to become a doctor.

    "Arrowsmith" (1925) by Sinclair Lewis
    - a Pulitzer Prize Winning novel about a doctor's son trying to make the "right" choices. Incredibly well-written. Make your parents read it too!

    "Intern" (1965) by Doctor X. - Not about getting into med school but about being an intern. It's an actual day-by-day diary. Full of great stuff! Also out of print but check your local library...try inter-library loan if needed.

    I also liked "White Coat" as mentioned above. See if you can find the NOVA episode "The Making of a Doctor" or some such thing. It's a little corny but enlightening as well. The video was available at my local library.


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