obiwan

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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
 

RussianJoo

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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.
 

vtucci

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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
 

nebrfan

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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.