Dimensions reading groups provide a break from academic literature and the opportunity to interact outside of class with others who share similar interests. Each academic year, students help select three books that address some aspect of healthcare and/or medicine. Through lively discussions, students are challenged to think about medicine from many different perspectives. The reading groups are limited in size, to foster meaningful discussion, and the Dimensions program purchases the books. The reading groups are generally held from 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of the block from late September through December. Book authors frequently travel to Cornell to lead the discussions.

Recent Selections

A History of the Present Illness by Louise Aronson 

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The Violist's Thumb by Sam Kean 
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Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers by Mary Roach 
House on Fire: The Fight to Eradicate Smallpox by William Foege