Textbooks & Materials

Most of the recommended textbooks listed below are available from the Library of the Health Sciences as e-books. The ones that are not available as e-books are identified below. You are not expected to read entire textbooks! During each block, your instructors will tell you exactly what pages, chapters, etc. to read to be prepared for sessions. Required textbooks or other materials are noted below. Additional helpful websites and other resources are listed below also.

Search for these titles here: https://vufind.carli.illinois.edu/vf-uic/.

Gold Standard Recommended Reference ResourcesAvailable Electronically Through LHS Databases
Basic Immunology: Functions and Disorders of the Immune System (5th ed)., by Abbas, Litchtman, and Pillai. 2016.Yes, through Clinical Key
Mims’ Medical Microbiology (5th ed), by Goering, Dockrell, Zuckerman, Chiodini, & Roitt. 2013.Yes through Clinical Key
Histology: A Text and Atlas with Correlated Cell and Molecular Biology (7th ed), by Ross & Pawlina. 2016.Yes through EBSCOhost
Junqueira’s Basic Histology: Text and Atlas (14th ed), by Mescher.Yes through Access Medicine
Textbook of Biochemistry with Clinical Correlations (7th ed), by Devlin. 2010.No
Nutrition and Bariatric Surgery by Kushner & Still. 2014.Yes through EBSCOhost
Thompson and Thompson, Genetics in Medicine (8th ed), by Nussbaum, McInnes, & Willard. 2016.Yes through Clinical Key
Gray’s Anatomy for Students (3rd ed), by Drake, Vogl, & Mitchell. 2015.Yes through Clinical Key
Berne and Levy, Human Physiology (7th ed), by Koeppen & Stanton. 2017.Yes through Clinical Key
Guyton and Hall, Textbook of Medical Physiology (13th ed), by Hall. 2016.Yes through Clinical Key
Pathophysiology of Disease: An Introduction to Clinical Medicine (7th ed), by Hammer & McPhee. 2014.Yes through AccessMedicine
Robbins and Cotran Pathologic Basic of Disease (9th ed), by Kumar, Abbas, Fausto & Astor. 2014.Yes through ClinicalKey
Basic and Clinical Pharmacology (13th ed), by Katzung & Trevor. 2015.Yes through AccessMedicine
Neuroscience (5th ed), by Purves et al. 2012.No
Introductory Textbook of Psychiatry (6th ed), by Andreasen & Black. 2013.No
Behavioral Science in Medicine (2nd ed), by Fadem. 2012.Yes through OVID
Neuroanatomy Through Clinical Cases (2nd ed), by Blumenfeld. 2010.No
Neuroanatomy in Clinical Context: An Atlas of Structures, Sections, Systems, and Syndromes (9th ed), by Haines. 2015.No
Resolving Ethical Dilemmas: A Guide for Clinician (5th ed), by Lo. 2013.Yes through ProQuest
The Health Care Handbook: A Clear and Concise Guide to the United States Health Care System (2nd ed), by Askin & Moore. 2012.No


Required ResourcesAvailable Electronically Through LHS Databases
Langman’s Medical Embryology (13th Ed), by Sadler. 2014.Yes through LWW Health Library
Grant’s Dissector (16th Ed), by Detton. 2017Yes through LWW Health Library
Select one of the following atlases:
Atlas of Human Anatomy (6th Ed), by Netter. 2014.Yes through Clinical Key
Atlas of Anatomy (3rd Ed), by Gilroy. 2016.No
Color Atlas of Anatomy (7th Ed), by Rohen, et al. 2011.No
Grant’s Atlas of Anatomy (14th Ed), by Agur & Dailey. 2017.Yes through LWW Health Library


Recommended Study ResourcesAvailable Electronically Through LHS Databases
Osmosis (http://www.osmosis.org)
Blue Histology (http://www.lab.anhb.uwa.edu.au/mb140)
Shotgun Histology (https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLD7882068A01C370F)N/A
Histology Guide (http://www.histologyguide.com/)N/A
Lippincott’s Illustrated Reviews: Biochemistry (7th ed), by Ferrier. 2017.Yes through LWW Health Library
How the Immune System Works (5th ed), by Sompayrac. 2016.Yes through EBSCOhost
Essentials of Clinical Immunology (6th ed), by Chapel, Haeney, Misbah, & Snowden. 2014.Yes through EBSCOhost
Clinical Microbiology Made Ridiculously Simple (6th ed), by Gladwin, Trattler, & Mahan. 2014.No
Evidence-based Physical Diagnosis (4th ed), by McGee. 2018.Yes through ClinicalKey
Symptom to Diagnosis: An Evidence-based Guide (3rd ed), by Stern, Cifu, & Altkorn. 2015.Yes through AccessMedicine
Marks’ Essentials of Medical Biochemistry: A Clinical Approach (4th ed), by Lieberman, Marks & Peet. 2013.No
Acland’s Video Atlas of Human Anatomy (available from LHS)Yes through Acland’s Video Atlas of Human Anatomy
AnatLab Online Atlas of Sectional Anatomy (available from UICOM – information about accessing this will be made available this fallNo
Physiology (6th ed) by Costanzo. 2018.Yes through Clinical Key
BRS Physiology (5th ed), by Costanzo. 2014.No
BRS Physiology Cases and Problems (4th ed), by Costanzo. 2012.No
Pathoma Fundamentals of Pathology (http://www.pathoma.com/fundamentals-of-pathology)N/A
Rapid Review: Pathology (4th ed), by Goljan. 2014.No
Katzung & Trevor’s Pharmacology Examination and Board Review (11th ed). 2015.Yes through AccessMedicine or AccessPharmacy
Workbook and Casebook for Goodman and Gilman’s The Pharmacological Basis of Therapeutics (1st ed). 2016.Yes through AccessPharmacy
Principles of Biomedical Ethics (7th ed), by Beauchamp & Childress. 2014.No
Clinical Ethics: A Practical Approach to Ethical Decisions in Clinical Medicine (8th ed), by Jonsen and Siegler. (8th ed). 2015Yes through AccessMedicine
A Companion to Bioethics (2nd ed), by Kuhse & Singer. 2010.No
Practical Ethics for Students, Interns, and Residents: A Short Reference Manual (4th ed), by Derse. 2015.No
Understanding Health Policy: A Clinical Approach (7th ed), by Bodenheimer & Grumbach. 2016.Yes through AccessMedicine


Required Books & Equipment for DoCS

  • Bates’ Guide to Physical Examination and History Taking (11th ed), by Rickley. (9th, 10th or 11th editions are fine) – available through LHS as an e-book.
  • Smith’s Patient-centered Interviewing: An Evidence-based Method (3rd ed), by Fortin, Dwamena, Frankel & Smith. 2012. Print copy on reserve at LHS, and e-book is available through LHS.
  • Short white lab coat
  • Penlight
  • Stethoscope
  • Tromner reflex hammer
  • 128 Hz tuning fork
  • 512 Hz tuning fork
  • Eye chart (handheld)
  • Tape measure

Recommended Equipment

  • Blood pressure cuff (strongly recommended; adult large size; $10-20 on Amazon)
  • Diagnostic kit (ophthalmoscope and otoscope)
  • Medical bag/backpack