Episode 47: Must Read Books for Pre-chiropractic Students

The most successful people in the world have one thing in common: they read. And they read a lot.

Warren Buffett, Bill Gates, Elon Musk...

But it's not just entrepreneurs.

Dr. Scott Haldeman, DC, PhD, MD, a reknowned spine specialist, thinks you should be reading at least 5 hours per week to keep up with the latest spine research.

Reading is a skill and a habit that must be developed and honed. And there’s no better time to start than before you go to chiropractic school.

Here is my list of must-read books for pre-chiropractic students. I’ve either read the book, or had it recommended by guests on my podcast.

Head on over to the Exploring Chiropractic blog for links to the book on Amazon, Kindle, and where available, the audiobook on Audible or the summary on Blinkist.

  1. 80,000 Hours: Find a fulfilling career that does good. -Benjamin Todd
  2. Start With Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action -Simon Sinek
  3. Careers in Chiropractic: Exploring a Growing Field -Cheryl Hawk, DC, PhD
  4. Learning Medicine: An Evidence-Based Guide -Peter Wei & Alexander Chamessian
  5. The Art of Learning: An Inner Journey to Optimal Performance -Joshua Waitzkin

Bonus List

  • The Story of the Human Body: Evolution, Health, and Disease by Daniel Lieberman. AmazonKindleAudible
  • The Religion of Chiropractic: Populist Healing from the American Heartland by Holly Folk. AmazonKindle
  • Brain Rules: 12 Principles for Surviving and Thriving at Work, Home, and School by John Medina. AmazonKindleAudible
  • SEAL Team Six: Memoirs of an Elite Navy SEAL Sniper by Howard E. Wasdin. (Trust me, the author became a chiropractor after leaving the SEALs!) AmazonKindleAudible
  • Medical Terminology: Exercises in Etymology by Dunmore and Fleischer. AmazonKindle

What do you think?

What books would you add to this list? If you’re already in school or are a practicing chiropractor, what books inspired you? Send me an e-mail or message on social media to let me know.

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