Pre-Med Resources

Required Reading:

Tools of the Trade: Med School Admissions

Framework and principles for applying to medical school.


Compilation of free MCAT resources, including content review, recommended materials, and strategies from across the Internet.

Pre-Med Reading List

A long list of books, non-fiction and fiction, that prepare one for the challenges inherent to medicine as well as stimulate critical thinking and meaningful introspection.

Why You Shouldn’t Become a Physician

Arguments against going into medicine.

Other Reading:

Reflections on the Medical School Admission Process

Thoughts on completing the medical school admission process and receiving offers of admission

The Ascent: Reflections from a Pre-Med Student

Thoughts on beginning the long journey towards medical school, written while I was in my sophomore year of college