Reading Material for the Well Versed Pre-Med

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  1. kin-tan-ti

    kin-tan-ti Noble Man
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    What are some good periodicals/magazines to read to keep up on health and medical news.

    Basically, what should every good pre med be reading?
     
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    The New Physician published by the American Medical Student Association.
     
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    If you want to go beyond AMSA's publication, then read JAMA or the New England Journal of Medicine. A bit heavier for premeds (meant for docs and researchers), but all the more power to you if you keep up on them. When their issues come out on hot topics like future of health care in America, alternative medicine, minority health, etc., read up. You may get some interesting questions during interviews about related topics, and you want to be ready.
     
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    New Eng Journ. Med.

    Nature reviews medicine

    Jama

    subscribe to prof. med groups, like medscape, etc
     
  6. Mr. Z

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    Try the annals of internal medicine. The majority of the articles are very science heavy, but, every issue always has articles on topics in medicine which are not totally scientific e.g. ethical situations, malpractice, socialized medicine. There is also a section for creative wrting by physicians, which often has some pretty interesting views on medicine. I like it better than NEJM.
     
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    A good pre-med should be reading his/her textbooks and review books in order to get the best GPA and MCAT score possible. If there is time left over, do some volunteer work and research. The last thing you should be considering is reading something so abstruce that may not increase your chances to medical school. Not to mention the hefty subscription fees. Interviewer don't go in depth, so read the New York Times, Scientific American, and the New Yorker. They're enjoyable and will make you into a more well-rounded person, not iunudate your brain with scientific patois. Also try some medical biographies if you're so inclined, there's a thread with a bunch of great recommendations.

    Of course, that's just my opinion.
     
  8. kin-tan-ti

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    Thanks for the suggestions. I think brickmanli might be right about the subscriptions cost.

    Are those student rates for medical students or do they include undergrads also? If not...yikes! The rates are high for some of those publications.
     
  9. lady bug

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    Most of these journals can also be found at your university libraries....so you don't have to pay the hefty subcription fees.
     

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