Winter Break Reads for Aspiring Health Professionals

Sarah Bessey
Book by Fire

You undoubtedly read pages and pages of assigned texts for classes all semester long - now it's time to read something fun, just for you!

If you're in need of book recommendations for aspiring healthcare professionals, check out our list below.

  1. Black Man in a White Coat -- Damon Tweedy, MD *2018 Pre-Health Common Read
  2. When Breath Becomes Air -- Paul Kalanithi, MD *2016 Pre-Health Common Read
  3. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks -- Rebecca Skloot *2017 Pre-Health Common Read
  4. Being Mortal: Medicine and What Happens in the End -- Atul Gawande, MD
  5. The Death Gap: How Inequality Kills -- David Ansell, MD, MPH
  6. Ask Me Why I Hurt: The Kids Nobody Wants and the Doctor Who Heals Them -- Randy Cristensen, MD
  7. Unbroken Brain: A Revolutionary New Way of Understanding Addiction -- Maria Szalavitz
  8. Attending: Medicine, Mindfulness, and Humanity -- Ronald Epstein, MD
  9. Heart in the Right Place -- Carolyn Jourdan, JD
  10. Just Medicine: A Cure for Racial Inequality in American Health Care -- Dayna Bowen Matthew, JD
  11. Everything Happens for a Reason: And Other Lies I've Loved -- Kate Bowler, PhD
  12. All My Patients Have Tales: Favorite Stories from a Vet's Practice -- Jeff Wells, DVM
  13. The Rhino with Glue-On Shoes -- Lucy Spelman, DVM & Ted Mashima, DVM