Medical students have to read tons of professional literature over the long course of their studies. Most of the time it is inseparably linked with anatomy, organic chemistry and other subjects which formulate the core knowledge of all the doctors. Here we decided to select the books for medical students which are not assigned to the syllabus but at the same which will make you contemplate about important and interesting issues that doctors have to confront in their professional world. We are sure that reading a surgeon’s memoir of his own death or a Pulitzer-winning history of cancer will encourage you to question certain traditional beliefs in the medical industry. Below is our non-syllabus list of must-read books for medical students.