Book list

All students are expected to have the required textbooks during MERP. Students are encouraged to supplement the provided lecture handouts with recommended textbooks. There will be no books available for sale or rent during orientation. Below, please find the list of required and recommended books.

Required Textbooks

Essential Clinical Anatomy, 5th edition
Keith L. Moore, Anne M.R. Agur and Arthur F. Dalley
ISBN: 978-1-4511-8749-6

Color Textbook of Histology, 3rd edition
Leslie P. Gartner and James L. Hiatt
ISBN: 978-1416029458

Recommended Textbooks

Medical Microbiology, 7th edition
Patrick Murray, Ken Rosenthal, Michael Pfaller
ISBN: 978-0323086929

Lippincott Illustrated Reviews:  Biochemistry, 7th Edition
Denise R. Ferrier
ISBN: 978-1496344496

Immune Systems, 4th edition
Peter Parham
ISBN: 978-0-8153-4466

Cardiovascular Physiology (Lange Physiology Series)
ISBN-13: 978-0071793117

Cell Physiology (Lange Physiology Series)
ISBN-13: 978-0071464741

Vander’s Renal Physiology (Lange Physiology series)
ISBN-13: 978-0071797481

Pulmonary Physiology (Lange Physiology Series) 
ISBN-13: 978-0071793131


The purpose of the Medical Education Readiness Program is to prepare prospective students to be successful as a medical student. Students accepted into this program are not being admitted into medical school, and will not be awarded any kind of degree or credential other than a certificate of completion. However, we believe that students who successfully complete the program will be prepared for the challenge of medical school.