Inspirational Music For Studying for Medical Boards Exams

In response to student requests, we have listed some music for inspiration and motivation during board preparation. Whether you listen to them while you are preparing or while you are taking a break and want some motivation through music, they are there to get you going. They range from oldies to current and from ethereal to rap. We included links to YouTube to all that had existing links. Enjoy.


1.    Over The Rainbow - Israel "IZ" Kamakawiwoʻole

2.    You Get What You Give – New Radicals

3.    Looking Up - Paramore

4.    Uptight, Everything’s Alright – Stevie Wonder

5.    Reach – Gloria Estefan

6.    How Much Do You Want it? – Banky, M.I and Kel

7.    Till I Collapse – Eminem (explicit lyrics)

8.    Such Great Heights – Postal Service

9.    Don’t Stop Believin' – Journey

10.  We Will Rock You – Queen

11.  We are the Champions – Queen

12.  What a Wonderful World – Louis Armstrong

13.  You are the Sunshine of my Life – Stevie Wonder

14.  Feelin’ Groovy – Simon and Garfunkel

15.  Only Time – Enya

16.  Hero – Mariah Carey

17.  Sittin’ on Top of the World – Jack White

18.  Orinoco Flow – Enya

19.  You Make My Dreams Come True – Hall and Oates

20.  Mountain and the Sea – Ingrid Michaelson

21.  The Way I am – Ingrid Michealson

22.  Better Together – Jack Johnson

23.  Shower The People – James Taylor

24.  I Can See Clearly Now – Johnny Nash

25.  Listen to the Music – Doobie Brothers

26.  Stand By Me – Ben E. King

27.  Born This Way – Lady Gaga

28.  Make Your Own Kind of Music – The Mamas and the Papas

29.  Jump Rope – Blue October

30.  Dancing in the Streets – The Mamas and the Papas

31.  Wings of Desire – Cecilia

32.  Believer – Christina Milian

33.  Do You Believe in Magic – Lovin Spoonful

34.  Keep Holding On – Avril Lavigne

35.  The Time of My Life – David Cooke

36.  The Time of My Life (different song) – From Dirty Dancing

37.  Pillar – Holding On

38.  Wake Up – Arcade Fire (Thanks to student suggestion)

39.  Under Pressure – David Bowie/Queen (Thanks to student suggestion)


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8 Responses to “Inspirational Music For Studying for Medical Boards Exams”

  1. DIT Team says:

    Great suggestions everyone. Keep them coming and we will add them to our list.

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