Tuesday, 18 June 2019

10 Best Books For First Year Medical Students 2019

As you begin medical school, you need to have the best books and study resources because this will lay a good foundation for your journey to being a medical doctor.

Best books for first year medical students

1. Clinically Oriented Anatomy

This is one of the best and most essential book you need as a first year medical student. One of the major courses that you will do in your first year is anatomy and this book will make anatomy very simple and easy to understand.

2. Lippincot Illustrated Review Of Biochemistry

One of the courses you will also do in your first year of medical school is biochemistry. Biochemistry is one the courses that gives a lot of medical student issues and to understand biochemistry very well you need to use a book that will simplify the course from the basics and lippincot illustrated review of biochemistry will do that for you.

3. Ross Histology Text and Atlass

Histology is also part of anatomy,some medical schools study it as a separate course while some merge histology and anatomy together. Compared to other first year courses,histology is simple but to understand and master the course like a PRO,you definitely need to use ross histology text and atlass.

4. Netters Atlas of Human Anatomy

As a medical student,an atlas is really important. You will come across many anatomy atlas books but netters atlas of human anatomy is the best compared to others.

5. High Yield Embryology

Embryology is also one of the most complex courses in the first year of medical school and to master the course very well you need to use high yield embryology, This book will make embryology look so easy and simple to understand.

6. Kaplan's USMLE Step 1 lecture notes

During your first year of medical school,you need to start preparing for the USMLE Step 1 exams so that it will be easier for you before you finish the second year. Kaplan's USMLE Step 1 lecture notes comprises of almost all the pre-clinical courses in the revised form. Although they are expensive,they actually worth it.

7. First Aid For USMLE Step 1

These should be like your medical school bible throughout your first and second in medical school. It is a must have book for all medical students.

8. Med School Confidential

This is the best medical school guide you can get. It will guide you through all medical school processes till residency. Its really important especially for first year medical students.

9. First Aid for the Basic sciences.

This first aid series is one of the study materials that will be very useful throughout your first and second year in medical school.

10. Medical dictionary

Don't even start medical school without getting a medical dictionary. This is a necessity,you must have it.


These are the best books for first year medical students but don't be limited to only the books listed on these post, read other materials in which you find very useful too.