I know the feeling before starting medicine……>, I was in the same boat! …..oh no what books should I use….then you buy the books and you realize they suck A**S…in this post I am suggesting the the Top 10 books I used through medical school.
These books have most of the material to get you through medical school and contain most of the information to get you past your clinical and OSCE exams!
I used amazon, as personally I found really good used books on there!
Pre Clinical Books
This book is one of the best textbooks for studying anatomy. In my opinion, I think that this book is pretty standard and although it’s a really big book to cover, it is easy to understand as the diagrams in the book are really big and clear. I feel that studying anatomy from this book is pretty straightforward and helped me build a mental image of the human body and how the body works. The book is now in its 3rd edition, however, using the older editions is still fine and shouldn’t be a problem.
2. Guyton & Hall Medical Physiology
I personally preferred this book to study physiology. I know on a first glimpse it looks massive! However I didn’t read the entire book. I used snippets from the book its self.
The pros of this book is that the author explains things and not just describes how the physiology works.
It makes concepts relevant to clinical situations and makes the physiology relate to medicine and pathology.
If you understand the physiology you can easily grasp medicine.
I personally used it to study lung physiology and cardiovascular physiology.
This book was a life saver!
I personally hated biochemistry and found it really hard studying it. I never used to go to the lectures cause i found them boring.
After finding this book I started enjoying the way in which biochemistry makes our cells work!
The Biochemistry aspect also got me into nutrition and veganism/ plant based diets!
3.Core Pathology by Lowe
5.Essentials Kumar & Clark's Pocket Handbook
6.Oxford Handbook of Clinical medicine
7.Oxford Handbook of Specialities
8.Obstetrics and Gynaecology Lawrence Impey
9.Psychiatry at a Glance
psychiatry at a glance is an up-to-date, accessible introductory and study text for all students of psychiatry. It presents ‘need-to-know’ information on the basic science, treatment, and management of the major disorders, and helps you develop your skills in history taking and performing the Mental State Examination (MSE).