Any good OB/Gyn pocket books?

Discussion in 'Clinical Rotations' started by cristendahl, Nov 1, 2006.

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  1. I am just starting OB/Gyn. I have read the posts about books to prepare for the shelf exam, but I haven't seen anything about pocket guides for use at the hospital. Are there any pocket-sized OB/Gyn books worth buying?

    Thanks! :)
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  3. closertofine

    closertofine Emerging from hibernation 10+ Year Member

    Jun 15, 2002
    All the residents I talked to used--and recommended--a little red book called "Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Infertility" by Gordon et al. I had to order it online because I couldn't find it locally...but it was pretty useful, if just for having something in my pocket to look at for a few minutes when I'd otherwise be sitting around in the middle of the night with nothing to do...
  4. Llenroc

    Llenroc Bandidos Motorcycle Club 5+ Year Member

    Dec 25, 2004
    The text in that book is so small and blurry, it's completely impractical to read. I wouldn't buy it, as they give it out for free (drug companies) during OB/GYN.
  5. nykka3

    nykka3 Senior Member 7+ Year Member

    Dec 19, 2003
    los angeles
    there is also a burgundy obstretrics and gyn. current clinical strategies pocket book that is pretty good
  6. Joel Fleischman

    Joel Fleischman Senior Member 7+ Year Member

    Try the washington manual internship survival guide
  7. katrinadams9

    katrinadams9 Working class hero 5+ Year Member

    Nov 9, 2004
    Case Files can fit in your pocket
  8. jbdavids


    Nov 8, 2006
    Ive got to stick up for the red book, it kept me alive all rotation. The clerkship director said you could buy the red book and a PDA and be a practicing ObGyn but yes it is often given out free, still well worth not waitign to get it
  9. DOctorJay

    DOctorJay 10+ Year Member

    May 8, 2004
    red book + case files = golden
  10. Iwy Em Hotep

    Iwy Em Hotep The Welcomer 10+ Year Member

    Aug 25, 2004
    OB/Gyn recall (like Surgical recall) is pretty good.
  11. ideas

    ideas Junior Member 2+ Year Member

    Jul 14, 2006
    some place warm :)
    I liked High Yield OB myself. It fit in my white coat.
  12. Scrubhill


    Nov 11, 2006
    As the author of the little red book I would like to thank those who like the book. I am currently working on a 6th Edition that will hopefully be available in Summer 2007. In response to the individual who said the type was blurred I will gladly send a new copy as this is a problem that I have rarely heard about with over 100,000 copies of this edition in print.

    TAP Pharmaceuticals has distributed the book but it is available (or should be) at all medical bookstores. However, I have been careful not to print too many copies at this time with the new edition coming this summer. For example, Amazon is out of stock and so is Tarascon. I will be shipping to them this month. THere is also a PDA version which I have not used as I am not a PDA person.

    Good luck

  13. Anka

    Anka Senior Member 7+ Year Member

    Aug 18, 2003
    I used a purple book, "Gynecology and Obstetrics", by Chan and Johnson. It was extremely short but high yield. Cost like 10 bucks. That plus casefiles was perfect. No one else used the purple book at my school, though -- a lot of people use the red book.


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