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Book Recommendations for Residency

Discussion in 'Ophthalmology: Eye Physicians & Surgeons' started by med_doc7, May 5, 2004.

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  1. med_doc7

    med_doc7 New Member

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    I am seeking book recommendations as I will be starting my ophthalmology residency in about two months. I'm just completing my prelim year and have educational money available to me through my institution. I already own Kanski's text and have Will's on my palm pilot. Since I have "free money" to use I'm wondering what else I should buy that will be useful to me as a resident in ophthalmology, please note it must be a book; unfortunately I cannot buy equipment. I thought others would find it useful as well as all a new year of residents will be starting in just a few short months.

    Dr. Doan- Since you've been a resident for a while, you probably have some good recommendations. Kanski is excellent and I have been using it. I'm not sure if I should purchase Yanoff or not, I do have a text version on my palm as well from 1997. I would appreciate everyone's help and hope this is useful for everyone.

    Thanks.
     
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  3. med_doc7

    med_doc7 New Member

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    I appreciate your recommendation. I've heard of these. Do you recommend the complete series, or just the three you linked? I'm assuming the complete series. Thanks for your welcome, I've actually been on this site for months and never joined. I've enjoyed all of your comments. Thanks again.
     
  4. Andrew_Doan

    Andrew_Doan Doc, Author, Entrepreneur Moderator Emeritus Lifetime Donor Classifieds Approved 10+ Year Member

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    I can't recommend the complete series because I haven't read them all. I've heard the retina one is so-so. Neuro-op is so-so too.

    I also use Duane's on CD-ROM. http://www.lww.com/eproduct/?0-7817-5257-4

    Make sure you participate in the forum cases and browse the Morning Rounds Archive at Iowa (http://webeye.ophth.uiowa.edu/eyeforum). I'm adding cases all the time, and will add 3 cases by this weekend.

    Good luck!
     
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    Andrew_Doan Doc, Author, Entrepreneur Moderator Emeritus Lifetime Donor Classifieds Approved 10+ Year Member

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    Amazon has all the requisites:

    http://www.studentdoctor.net/cgi-bi...oks&search=ophthalmology+requisites&Submit=Go

    & Duane's on CD-ROM

    http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0781752574/ref=nosim/wholehogbookstor/104-5085880-4672765

    & Will's Atlas

    http://www.studentdoctor.net/cgi-bi...html&mode=books&search=will's+atlas&Submit=Go

    Instead of the Will's Atlas for $275, if you all get your programs to send me cases, then we will have a free atlas to use online! Remember this when you become a resident! ;)
     
  6. dk23

    dk23 Member 5+ Year Member

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    Dr. Doan,

    I was hoping you could make book recommendations for student clerkships/electives.

    Would it be wise to go with:
    1. Practical Ophthalmology (AAO)
    2. Wills Eye Manual
    3. Kanski

    Would you recommend Vaughan & Asbury's or the Basic Opthalmology (AAO) in lieu of any of the above or in addition to? Is Kanski too much for now? Anything else?

    I guess I want to know what you consider to be a complete set of books (that won't just act as paperweights) for doing well on rotations.

    Thanks.
     
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    I like your selection of books: Practical Ophthalmology, Wills, and Kanski. I used Kanski's book as a medical student; however, I do think it is too much information for a medical student and only used it as a reference.
     
  8. mdkurt

    mdkurt Senior Member 5+ Year Member

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    I used Yanoff's Ophthalmology during my residency, and found it very helpful. Some topics are covered very briefly, but they are covered. They new edition has an excellent refractive surgery section.
     
  9. Jaded Soul

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    Obviously I'm not Dr. Doan :), but I used Vaughan & Asbury during my electives and I thought it was very good. It's very concise, but doesn't assume you have prior ophtho knowledge. I've never actually looked in Kanski, but all the residents rave about it. I also checked out a bunch of atlases from the library to have different views of the same findings, which I found very helpful.
     
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    i actually asked a pharmacutical rep for kanski and they said they would send me one. today i recieved the krieglstein. jonescu-cuypers, severin-vobig atals of ophthalmology. definetly not kanski (much smaller), but it still seems like a decent atlas.

    anyone have any thoughts on this book?
     
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