We know that med school is hard.

So to help you navigate the early days we’ve put together a guide to survive med school. Get advice on what not to worry about and the skills and attitude you’ll need to thrive not just survive with our insider insights from med students.

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First year essentials

You might already know some of our books like Talley & O'Connor's Clinical Examination. Well, we’ve got more great books like Talley's for you to discover, covering all the subjects you will need to get to grips with in your first year. Our books are available to purchase through our website and major book retailers.

Essential med books

Gray's Anatomy for Students
ISBN: 9780323393041

Rang & Dale's Pharmacology
ISBN: 9780702074486

Get ahead with ClinicalKey

ClinicalKey is your access to the most in-depth latest advances in clinical knowledge. This includes full-text reference books and journals, point-of-care monographs, videos, practice guidelines, customised patient education handouts and more. Ask your librarian, or go to www.elsevier.com/en-au/ck-discover to find out if your institution has access.


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