General Biology Book for prospective medical studentsWatch
I have just finished my exams in year 12 and just need some recommendations for a general biology book which will help for interview prep but also better my understanding of the body.
Have a look at the TSR wiki for some more suggestions http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/wiki...me_other_books
You won't learn much about the body from them but they are super fascinating and you could probably legitimately throw them up in an interview. The Oxygen one especially is super interesting ...more so than its title suggests... anyway, virtually everybody will be reading that Oliver Sachs thing about a man thinking his wife is a hat (which actually is LESS interesting than its title suggests), so you can be different and read something else!
I used a Physiology textbook by Pocock and Richards to learn most basic anatomy/physiology, but like the above person said, go with whatever the medical school requires. And reading a textbook may be enlightening on the nature of physiology (that book explains stuff really clearly) but it's very boring. Nobody is going to ask you about that stuff in an interview, but you might be able to slip in some more 'light' reading. We had to buy these god-awful anatomy books for my course because they were written by one of our lecturers and if you didn't buy them, you didn't have a hope in hell of passing his exam questions which were (in my opinion) fiendishly difficult... so yeah wait a bit and make sure you buy the 'best' ones for your course!