Scroll down for a list of recommended must-read or must-listen books to help you with your MCAT studies and your overall premed journey.
1- Sleep Smarter by Shawn Stevenson (Amazon)
The most important thing you can do for your physical/mental health and overall focus, is… sleep. Yet somehow, this is something most of us neglect.
Learn why sleep is so important, and HOW to improve your your sleep quality with one of my favorite books. I challenge you to get the physical rather than Kindle version of this book, to read a bit every night as part of your pre-bedtime winding down routine.
My challenge to you: try to implement just TWO of his recommended tips and see what a difference it makes in your sleep quality, mental clarity and overall ability to learn/focus/remember your MCAT studies.
Purchase Sleep Smarter on Amazon (referral link)
2- Can't Hurt Me by David Goggins (Amazon)
“Motivation comes and goes. When you're driven, whatever is in front of you will get destroyed.”
MCAT prep is a marathon, filled with many ups and downs. What do you do when the initial motivation dies down? NOT if, when, because it WILL happen.
David Goggins, the only man in history to complete elite training as a Navy SEAL, Army Ranger, and Air Force Tactical Air Controller, a man who continues to push through the seemingly impossible, will have you rethinking your approach to motivation and goals. This book will light a fire as you continue on your grueling premed journey.
I recommend listening to the audiobook on long walks, or reading a physical copy before bed.
Purchase Can't Hurt Me on Amazon (referral link)
3 – The Premed PlayBook Series by Dr Ryan Gray (Amazon)
Dr Ryan Gray is THE resource for everything Med School applications. His books are written for the ‘real' student, you know, the one who doesn't have a 4.0 GPA and 520+ MCAT. These books are written for students like yourself, a real human being, looking to realize your dream of becoming a doctor.
Read the following in order and start working on your statement and apps even as you study for the MCAT.
- The Premed Playbook Guide to the Medical School Personal Statement (Amazon)
- The Premed Playbook Guide to the Medical School Application Process (Amazon)
- The Premed Playbook Guide to the Medical School Interview: Be Prepared, Perform Well, Get Accepted (Amazon)
additional books to follow
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