The more you read, the faster you get, and the broader your vocabulary becomes. These skills (fast reading, large vocabulary) are essential for managing the volume of work in medical school.
But beyond that, reading can be a great pleasure and a wonderful inspiration. Books become “classics” for a reason. Many of these are available free online, at, for example, http://www.underthesun.cc/ or
http://www.online-literature.com/author_index.php. The Literature, Arts and Medicine Database is another excellent resource.
When asked which books have inspired them, and which books should be recommended to aspiring physicians, Ross faculty suggested the following titles. We hope you can find the time to enjoy a few.
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