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Books for internship

Discussion in 'Anesthesiology' started by Vie221, May 8, 2008.

  1. Vie221

    Vie221 7+ Year Member

    May 8, 2008
    I'll be doing my CA-1 starting in July 2009 and wanted to know what books would help during my prelim medicine year. Specifically, I want books that will help with the general medicine aspects of anesthesiology. I am thinking along the lines of Anesthesia and Coexisting Disease. I'll wait until later to worry about the general anesthesiology texts. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
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  3. Jeff05

    Jeff05 Senior Member 10+ Year Member

    May 30, 2001
    you will have neither the time or the energy to read about anesthesia during your internship. i suggest taking your graduate medical education one bite at a time..

    for the prelim medicine intern get the blue hardcover pocket guide - it's a ring binder that fits into your white coat - it has everything you need to know as an intern.

    if you're super motivated i would read the intro chapters on drugs, etc of baby miller or Lange.
  4. pillowhead

    pillowhead Senior Member 10+ Year Member

    Oct 25, 2002
    as a soon to be CA-1 this july, i can tell you that you will not have time to read anesthesia texts this year no matter how motivated you may be. besides, now is really the last time you'll have to really read and understand internal medicine--esp. cardiology and pulm. i'm glad that whatever little reading i've had time to do until this point has largely been IM or Neuro related. I do think that will help for next year.

    Now that CA-1 year is rapidly approaching, I have started to read Lange. I think that's working pretty well. I read a little bit earlier in January, and honestly, I don't remember anything from it anyway.

    Bottom line, wait until this time year until starting anesthesia specific reading and really try to get a good grasp of internal medicine. At least IMHO.
  5. Vie221

    Vie221 7+ Year Member

    May 8, 2008
    I'm really going to focus on medicine this year but I'm trying to "kill two birds with one stone". For example, I figured that if I'm following someone with CHF, I could read a little bit in coexisting disease in addition to reading general IM CHF stuff. Is this doable? I'm hoping it is but am not holding my breath. If it is, I would like suggestions for books that would help with the IM aspects of anesthesiology.
  6. Varmit22

    Varmit22 Junior Member 10+ Year Member

    May 18, 2006
    The only book I've been reading this year is ICU Book. Otherwise I just read pertinent things online (uptodate, MDconsult, etc) about my patients. I don't know of any 1 or 2 books you can grab that would be useful.
  7. Bertelman

    Bertelman Maverick! 10+ Year Member

    Feb 11, 2006
    Had a Cooch
    If you're referring to Pocket Medicine, it's red now.
  8. Magnus67

    Magnus67 Lord of Sleepytime 10+ Year Member

    Jan 29, 2006
    Totally agree, the only book ive read this year. Really good for pulmonology, cardiology, and ICU. UptoDate will keep your patients alive all of intern year. Starting to browse baby miller when I can, realizing im having a hard time remembering what anesthesia or an OR looks like. @#$%@#%$ intern year:thumbdown:
  9. jennyboo

    jennyboo Senior Member 7+ Year Member

    Jun 11, 2004
    So actually, I absolutely think you might have time to read about anesthesia during your internship. Maybe not in the first four or five months, but definitely in the latter part of your year you may find yourself needing something to look forward to. Read about anesthesia. It'll give you some hope for the future. =)

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