Recommended Reading List

Recommended Reading List for Health Professions Students

  • The Scalpel and the Silver Bear: The First Navajo Woman Surgeon Combines Western Medicine and Traditional Healing
    by Lori Arviso Alvord       
  • Critical Care: A New Nurse Faces Death, Life and Everything in Between
    by Theresa Brown
  • Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down
    by Anne Fadima
  • AIDS and Accusation: Haiti and the Geography of Blame
    by Paul Farmer
  • Betrayal of Trust: The Collapse of Global Public Health
    by Laurie Garrett  
  • Better
    The Checklist Manifesto
    Being Mortal
    by Atul Gawande  
  • The Anatomy of Hope
    The Measure of Our Days
    Second Opinions
    by Jerome Groopman   
  • Adventures of a Female Medical Detective: In Pursuit of Smallpox and AIDS
    by Mary Guinan
  • Mountains Beyond Mountains
    by Tracy Kidder
  • The Illness Narratives: Suffering, Healing, and the Human Condition
    by Arthur Kleinman
  • The Lost Art of Healing: Practicing Compassion in Medicine
    by Bernard Lown
  • Do No Harm: Stories of Life, Death and Brain Surgery
    by Henry Marsh
  • Night Shift: Stories from the Life of an ER Doctor
    by Mark Plaster
  • Every Patient Tells a Story
    by Lisa Sanders
  • The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
    by Rebecca Skloot
  • The Vaccine Race: Science, Politics, and the Human Cost of Defeating Disease
    by Meredith Wadman