Recommended Books and More!

Recommended Reading: Books

The following is a list of books selected specifically for students going into health professions. It includes stories of the experiences of health practitioners from their years as students, interns, residents, and practicing doctors and nurses.

  • Patients speak out as well; please honor them by learning from their riveting tales.
  • Don’t avoid a book just because it’s older—not too long ago, doctors and nurses had to be able to diagnose without depending on instrumentation. Read about how they did that; this is a skill that you will need every day of your professional life.

The catalog links are accessible by anyone; the article links and links to Borrow Direct are for JHU affiliates only.

Have you read a book that made an impression on you, written by or about a medical practitioner or a patient? Please tell us about it!

(We thank Sue Vazakas, MA, MLS, PhD, from the Sheridan Libraries at Johns Hopkins, who consolidated and updated several universities’ lists of recommended readings to create this one.)

To see our complete listing of recommended books, go to Sheridan Libraries Pre-Health at Hopkins page.

Recommended Reading: US New Articles/Blog

Medical School Admissions Doctor, previously written by Veritas Prep’s team of medical school admissions consultants, offers a roundup of expert and student voices in the field to guide prospective students in their pursuit of a medical education. Here is a list of relevant articles: