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Block 1 Readings

Access to Textbooks for Block 1, Class of 2026



Wen, Leana, Lifelines:  A Doctor’s Journey in the Fight for Public Health, ISBN 978-1250186232.

Skochelak, S., Hawkins, R., Lawson, L., Starr, S., Borkan, J., Gonzalo, J., Health Systems Science, 2nd Edition ISBN: 9780323694629. Print copy of 1st edition on Reserve at the Health Education Campus, W 84 AA1 H434hs2 2021.


Bodenheimer, T, Grumbach, K. Understanding Health Policy: A Clinical Approach, 8th Edition. New York: McGraw-Hill Medical, 2020. (Chapters 2-6. Print copy of 7th ed. on Reserve at the Health Education Campus.   WA 540 AA1 B666u7 2016. Available online through AccessMedicine.

NOTE: The AMA is offering free access to its Health System Science Learning Series modules online.

Gordis, L. Epidemiology, 6th edition. Philadelphia: Elsevier/Saunders, 2019. Print copy of 5th Ed. Print copy on Reserve at the Health Education Campus. WA 105 G661e5 2014Available online through ClinicalKey. 

Motulsky, H. Intuitive Biostatistics: A Nonmathematical Guide to Statistical Thinking, Fourth Edition. New York: Oxford University Press, 2018. On reserve at the Health Education Campus. WA 950 M922i4 2018.


NOTE:  Pharmacology texts are available through online CWRU resources so purchase of the books is optional.


Golan, David E. Principles of Pharmacology: The Pathophysiologic Basis of Drug

Therapy. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2017 4th ed. A clear, readable textbook that covers fundamental principles of pharmacology. Most assigned readings will be from this text. Print  copy on Reserve at the Health Education Campus. QV 38 P957p4 2017.

Brunton, Laurence. Goodman and Gilman’s The Pharmacological Basis of Therapeutics. New York: McGraw Hill, 2011 13th ed. Only a few required readings from this text. Print copy   on Reserve at the Health Education Campus. QV 4 G653p13 2017.


Katzung, Bertram G. Basic and Clinical Pharmacology. New York: McGraw-Hill, 2021 15th ed. Print copy on   Reserve at the Health Education Campus. QV 4 B311b14 2018.

Katzung, Trevor, & Kruidering-Hall eds. Katzung & Trevor’s Pharmacology: Examination & Board Review. New York: McGraw-Hill Education, 2021 13th ed. Twelfth edition available at the Health Education Campus. QV 18.2 T815p12 2018