Betty McDonald Pre-Med Institute

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These books, articles, videos and research studies expose you to things that are happening in the medical fields today. Acquaint yourself with the people and technologies that are the driving forces in medical and health advancement.

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Creativity in the Wild: Improving Creative Reasoning through Immersion in Natural Settings – A study shows that spending time outside and away from electronic gadgets improves creativity and reasoning


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Time in nature increases creativity, University of Utah researcher says.


NOVA: Doctors’ Diaries – a PBS series, five installments from 1987-2008

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BostonMED – ABC

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Heroes of Children’s Hospital – Dateline

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Recommended Readings 

You can find these books in a local library or online

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The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down

-   Fadiman, Anne

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Another Day in the Frontal Lobe: A Brain Surgeon Exposes Life on the Inside

-   Firlik, Katrina

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Who Shall Live?

-   Fuchs, Victor R

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Complications: A Surgeon’s Notes on an Imperfect Science

Better: A Surgeon’s Notes on Performance

-   Gawande, Atul

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The Anatomy of Hope

 How Doctors Think

-   Groopman, Jerome

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On Becoming a Doctor

-   Heller, Tania  

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