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i'm a fourth-year med student going into anesthesia but doing a rotation in em and interested in have a solid em experience and knowledge base. i'm wondering what texts you guys recommend. i don't need the most comprehensive resident-level text that costs $150 or something, but i'd like a comprehensive introductory text to use for the rotation and have as a reference. my school suggests hamilton, sanders, strange trott em text. any thoughts? thanks in advance!
 

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the pocket tintinalli is often on ebay for <10 dollars.

Personally i thought the other condensed tintinalli was better for a student rotation. Digested down into the most pertinent facts about a topic instead of microprint with just a little left out. I like the Just the Facts in Emergency MEdicine version.

Some people like the First Aid for EM for the rotation too, but I never used it
 

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I'm a fan of the Secrets series.
 

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I agree that Emergency Medicine Secrets is the most helpful during a clinical rotation and also enjoyable to read during downtime. This is the one book that I'd carry. All EDs will have a reference section with the big textbooks (Tintinalli, etc.) anyway.
 

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Rosen's v.s. Tintinalli's? why do some residency programs say they use Rosen's or the other for reading/conferences etc......as opposed to the other. Are they that drastically different?


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Wen used to use tintinalli's. Now we only reference it. I have both of these books and find them only useful when I am doing a presentation. both are so cumbersome and dry to read.

I don't regret buying either one, but they really don't add much to my overall reading.
 

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roja said:
Wen used to use tintinalli's. Now we only reference it. I have both of these books and find them only useful when I am doing a presentation. both are so cumbersome and dry to read.

I don't regret buying either one, but they really don't add much to my overall reading.

I guess my real question is "is the a noticeable difference btw the two".
For example, is one geared toward a certain audience or something.

Or are they basically identical?

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roja said:
I don't regret buying either one, but they really don't add much to my overall reading.
So, roja, what are you using to study if not these two? You mentioned the color atlas earlier, do you find that sufficient? Or do you pull a Robbins and just suck it up and read them, dry and boring or not?

Thanks and take care,
Jeff