Tour for Diversity in Medicine

Reading List


AspiringDocs – Detailed information and Inspiring Stories

Summer Medical and Dental Education Program (SMDEP)

National Society for Nontraditional Premedical and Medical Students, Inc.


AspiringDocsDiaries – A Year in the Life of a Medical Student

The Mrs. The Mommy. The M.D. – A medical student’s path “navigating through matrimony, motherhood, and medical school”


How Doctors Think by Jerome E. Groopman
Gifted Hands (or any book) by Dr. Ben Carson
The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down by Anne Fadiman
Mountains Beyond Mountains by Tracy Kidder
The House of God by Samuel Shem
In Stitches by Anthony Youn
Medical Apartheid by Harriet A Washington
Mama Might Be Better Off Dead by Laurie Kaye Abraham
County: Life, Death and Politics at Chicago’s Public Hospital by David Ansell
My Brother by Jamaica Kincaid
My Own Country (or any book) by Abraham Verghese
The Blood of Strangers by Frank Huyler
A Fortunate Man by John Berger and Jean Mohr
War Hospital by Sheri Fink
Doctors: The Biography of Medicine by Sherwin Nuland
The Soul of Medicine by Sherwin Nuland
A Parting Gift by Frances Sharkey
This Side of Doctoring: Reflection of Women in Medicine by Anne M. Lipton
Complications: A Surgeon’s Notes on an Imperfect Science  by Atul Gawande
Death of the Good Doctor by Kate Scannell
The Human Side of Medicine by Laurence A. Savett
On Call in Hell: A Doctor’s Iraq War Story by Commander Richard Jadick
Every Patient Tells a Story by Lisa Sanders
Informed Consent: The U.S. Medical Education System Explained by Benjamin Brown
Something for the Pain by Paul Austin
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
The Scalpel and the Silver Bear by Lori Arviso Alvord and Elizabeth Cohen Van Pelt
What Patients Taught Me: A Medical Student’s Journey by Audrey Young
Perspective from an Electric Chair by Mo Gerhardt

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