Have time to read during the pandemic? Want to explore ideas about clinical care, humanism in medical practice, and how best to promote wellness and support diversity and inclusion?

A reading list can help you gather information from multiple authors who have tackled these issues. Viewing and analyzing their perspectives, revealed in the books they have written, will expand your ability to formulate your mindset on these ponderables.

Educator Edward C. Halperin, M.D., M.A. (Chancellor/Chief Executive Officer, New York Medical College, and Provost for Biomedical Affairs Touro College and University System, New York), recently developed an insightful perspective to answer these questions. Halperin was asked by a second-year medical student how to answer the first-year medical student’s query about what to read before entering medical school. In crafting an answer, Halperin recognized that a meaningful recommendation...

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