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Family Medicine books for residency

Discussion in 'Family Medicine' started by lateness, Dec 17, 2005.

  1. lateness

    lateness Senior Member
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    Can someone here a pgy1 or 2 suggest what book/s do they recommend for residency, either big or pocket ones, ?
    thank you :cool:
     
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    ramonaquimby I'm a PGY3?! WHAT?!
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    yes, i'm interested in this too. esp for on-call nights :eek:
     
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    The AAFP has put together an extensive list of book recommendations here.

    From my standpoint (I finished residency in 2001), I used Griffith's Five-Minute Clinical Consult and Epocrates on my Palm OS PDA all the time during the workday. They're great for looking things up on the fly, and I rarely had to carry any pocket books around.

    In addition, the entire contents of American Family Physician is online and searchable. Great resource.

    As for "dead tree" textbooks, check out Saunders Manual of Medical Practice (Rakel - Saunders), Principles of Ambulatory Medicine (Barker, Burton, Zieve - Williams & Wilkins), and Lange's Current Diagnosis and Treatment. Pfenninger & Fowler's Procedures for Primary Care Physicians (Mosby) is a must-have. For board review, I like Swanson's Family Practice Review (Mosby).

    Hope this helps!
    Kent
     
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    tahnks so much for all your info and recommednations! as for the FMCC, did you use the adult AND the pediatric one in your PDA?
     
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    thanks, kent
     
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    Just the adult version. It has some peds topics in it as well. I used some other peds references, including Harriet Lane (available from Skyscape as well), for the more esoteric stuff.
     
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    This link isn't working anymore. Any recommendations as to what to search for in the site in order to find recommendations? I found the "physician's bookshelf." Was that what your referring to?
     
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    Harriet Lane
    Washington Manual
    Procedures in Primary Care
    Clinical Dermatology
    Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Infertility (the so-called "Red Book")
    Tarascon Outpatient Pedi pocket book
    Tarascon Pharmacopoeia (the large deluxe edition has everything, and more than the little one, plus easier to read)
    Epocrates
     
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    How much do these books change from year to year?
     
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    I don't think they really change much as far as which ones are considered classics--the classics are the classics for a reason. Harriet and WM come out with new editions every few years or so, and those are always worth keeping up with, in my opinion.

    I suggest you choose one good, compact reference or Epocrates to start, then see what your program recommends.

    I got the Washington Manual and Ob, Gyn, and Infertility from drug reps (I know, I'm tainted). Other references may be supplied by your program for your use in your office area at your clinic or in the library. You will get a sense as you go along of what references you like and think are worth owning.
     

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