Betty McDonald Pre-Med Institute

MPI Student Resources

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.

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

Study

http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0051474

News report Video from KSL.org

Student Resources

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

http://www.ksl.com/?nid=1012&sid=23343018

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

Student Resources

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/doctors/

Heroes of Children’s Hospital – Dateline

Student Resources

http://www.msnbc.com/id/35063448/ns/dateline_nbc-health_stories/

Recommended Readings 

You can find these books in a local library or online

The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down

The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down

-   Fadiman, Anne

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

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

-   Firlik, Katrina

Who Shall Live?

Who Shall Live?

-   Fuchs, Victor R

Complications: A Surgeon’s Notes on an Imperfect Science    Better: A Surgeon’s Notes on Performance

Complications: A Surgeon’s Notes on an Imperfect Science

Better: A Surgeon’s Notes on Performance

-   Gawande, Atul

The Anatomy of Hope    How Doctors Think

The Anatomy of Hope

 How Doctors Think

-   Groopman, Jerome

On Becoming a Doctor

On Becoming a Doctor

-   Heller, Tania  

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