I’ll be honest with you and tell you that you DO NOT need all the books for the basic sciences. Every book the school recommends you to get are available in digital format (pdf version) from other students on the island. But if you require to buy books then you can do so from senior students who have them here; they usually sell their books for $20/book. On the other hand if you are like I was, better to be safe than sorry, then buy all the books for MD1 from USA/Canada. Sometimes all the books will be sold out but the teachers don’t follow the books instead, the books are used as a supplement. I have the names of the books and the link to Amazon.com to purchase them. I took the time after a test to organize them and write this post so it’ll be easy for you to look through which books you need. Also, if you do decide to buy books from Amazon.com then please purchase them through the links I provided here because then I’ll gain commission. Anyways the list below provides the names of books and the asterisk next to the names indicates that I recommend you get.
The classes you’ll be taking are Histology, Medical Ethics, Human Gross Anatomy, and Embryology.
Basic Histology: Text & Atlas
Clinically Oriented Anatomy, Sixth Edition*
Atlas of Human Anatomy, 4th Edition*
Grant’s Dissector (Tank, Grant’s Dissector)
Medical and Legal Ethics
Clinical Ethics: A Practical Approach to Ethical Decisions in Clinical Medicine, Sixth Edition
The Developing Human: Clinically Oriented Embryology With STUDENT CONSULT Online Access
Board Review Series
BRS Gross Anatomy (Board Review Series)*
BRS Cell Biology and Histology (Board Review Series)
BRS Embryology (Board Review Series)
USMLE Step 1
First Aid for the USMLE Step 1, 2010 (First Aid USMLE)*