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books for 3rd yr

Discussion in 'Clinical Rotations' started by obiwan, May 6, 2008.

  1. obiwan

    obiwan Junior Member
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    since i'll be starting 3rd yr shortly, i was wondering what are the best books to use during your clerkships? thanks in advance
     
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  3. DoctorFunk

    DoctorFunk Get down with the boogie
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    Case Files ftw.
     
  4. RussianJoo

    RussianJoo Useless Member
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    here's what upper classmen at my school told me.

    maxwell's to help you write progress notes at first and fill out charts. pharmacopia for generic drug names, pocket medicine (now in a red binder), pocket Harrison's/Washington Manual/Pocket Medicine for internal med, Sanford Guide to Antimicrobials (useful but not necessary), a Surgical Recall for surgery, Harriet Lane for peds, Tarascon for critical care.
     
  5. vtucci

    vtucci Attending in Emergency Medicine
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    General:
    1. Maxwell
    2. Tarascon's Pharmacopeia

    Wait and see if your school has a clinical moving-up ceremony (you may be supplied with #1 and #2 above resources).

    3. USMLEWORLD and/or Kaplan Qbank Step 2

    Family:
    1. Case Files Family
    2. Blueprints Peds
    3. Blueprints Ob/Gyn
    4. Swanson's

    Medicine:
    1. Step Up
    2. First Aid
    3. Care of the Medical Patient or Pocket Medicine
    4. Case Files Medicine
    5. MKSAP 3

    Peds:
    1. Blueprints Peds
    2. Case Files Peds

    Ob/Gyn:
    1. Blueprints Ob/Gyn

    Psych:
    1. Tombs
    2. First Aid Psych

    Neuro
    1. Case Files Neuro

    Surgery
    1. A&L Surgery
    2. Case Files Surgery
     
  6. nebrfan

    nebrfan Rx Beer
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    I also used the PreTest series of question books a lot - its relatively small size made it easy to carry around everywhere to do a few questions during unpredictable downtime.
     

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