1. What do you find most helpful? Give us your feedback on the 2019 SDN Member Survey to help further the SDN mission (and win prizes!)
    Dismiss Notice
  2. Dismiss Notice

Need suggestions on Books for FM residency

Discussion in 'Family Medicine' started by sinnet, Mar 13, 2007.

  1. sinnet

    sinnet New Member
    5+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Sep 19, 2005
    Messages:
    10
    Likes Received:
    0
    Status:
    Non-Student
    Please make suggestions on what books to use for light reading these next couple of months in preparation for FM residency. I'd prefer using not-so-detailed books that I will help me prepare take the FM board exam in 3 years.

    I haven't worked in a clinical setting for a couple of years and I just want to brush up on my clinical skills and knowledge. Thanks in advance for all your help.
     
  2. ruchita

    Joined:
    Mar 2, 2007
    Messages:
    7
    Likes Received:
    0
    Hi sinnet,
    I am in the same situation. Please let me know if you find any good book to refresh our knowledge.
    Thanks.
     
  3. OP
    OP
    sinnet

    sinnet New Member
    5+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Sep 19, 2005
    Messages:
    10
    Likes Received:
    0
    Status:
    Non-Student
    Any advice?...please
     
  4. Blue Dog

    Blue Dog Fides et ratio.
    Physician Gold Donor Verified Expert Verified Account 10+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2006
    Messages:
    11,978
    Likes Received:
    4,616
    Status:
    Attending Physician
    I usually say "Swanson's."
     
    Stop hovering to collapse... Click to collapse... Hover to expand... Click to expand...
  5. Saluda

    2+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Sep 11, 2006
    Messages:
    62
    Likes Received:
    0
    Status:
    Resident [Any Field]
  6. Blue Dog

    Blue Dog Fides et ratio.
    Physician Gold Donor Verified Expert Verified Account 10+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2006
    Messages:
    11,978
    Likes Received:
    4,616
    Status:
    Attending Physician
    :laugh: :thumbup:
     
    Stop hovering to collapse... Click to collapse... Hover to expand... Click to expand...
  7. divinity09

    divinity09 Resident
    7+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Aug 14, 2003
    Messages:
    43
    Likes Received:
    0
    wow, great help there guys. here you go: Cope's Early Diagnosis of the Acute Abdomen, Degowin's Guide to Physical Exam, Hoppenfeld's Musculoskeletal Exam, Goldbloom's Pediatric Clinical Skills.
     
    Stop hovering to collapse... Click to collapse... Hover to expand... Click to expand...
  8. MeganRose

    MeganRose Senior Member
    10+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Oct 29, 2002
    Messages:
    293
    Likes Received:
    0
    Status:
    Resident [Any Field]
    bump
     
    Stop hovering to collapse... Click to collapse... Hover to expand... Click to expand...
  9. masterofnone

    2+ Year Member

    Joined:
    May 21, 2007
    Messages:
    85
    Likes Received:
    0
    Status:
    Resident [Any Field]
    I am med student but recently asked this question to two local (Oklahoma) program directors. I specifically mentioned that I am interested in general procedures, sports medicine, and OB so I'm not sure how much that influenced their recommendations...regardles, here are the books that were on both of their lists (in no order):

    Family Medicine: Ambulatory Care & Prevention- Mengel & Schwiebert
    Procedures for Primary Care Physicians- Pfenninger
    Fracture Managment for Primary Care- Eiff
    Minor Emergencies: Splinters to Fractures- Buttaravoli & Stair
    Family Medicine: Principle and Practice- Taylor
    Clinical Dermatology- Habif
    Essentials of Musculoskeletal Car- Griffin
    Injection Techniques in Ortho and Sports Medicine- Saunders
    Atlas of Pediatric Physical Diagnosis- Zitelli

    They also said it was good to have a "full" text of your choice for medicine, OB, and peds but that, realistically, the Current Diagnosis and Treatment in ________ (peds, medicine, ob, etc) were fine.

    Also, you can't beat The Harriet Lane Handbook for peds or The Washington Manual for your adult inpatient services.
     
  10. sophiejane

    sophiejane Exhausted
    Moderator Emeritus 7+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Sep 18, 2003
    Messages:
    2,778
    Likes Received:
    5
    Status:
    Resident [Any Field]
    Not much "light" about that list, that's for sure. I've heard all of those mentioned as good texts to own/read during residency, but since the OP asked about light brush-up reading, which to me means something that will fit in your beach bag ;) ...

    I've been reading American Family Physician lately. I always learn something useful. I'm also reading some of On Call Principles and Protocols (Ruedy) so I won't feel so dumb in a few weeks.
     
    Stop hovering to collapse... Click to collapse... Hover to expand... Click to expand...
  11. ajce9

    ajce9 Membership Revoked
    Removed

    Joined:
    Mar 31, 2007
    Messages:
    119
    Likes Received:
    0
    Residents guide to ambulatory care.
     
  12. MeganRose

    MeganRose Senior Member
    10+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Oct 29, 2002
    Messages:
    293
    Likes Received:
    0
    Status:
    Resident [Any Field]
    Thanks for the replies guys-- very helpful!
     
    Stop hovering to collapse... Click to collapse... Hover to expand... Click to expand...
  13. masterofnone

    2+ Year Member

    Joined:
    May 21, 2007
    Messages:
    85
    Likes Received:
    0
    Status:
    Resident [Any Field]
    hey sophie...you don't think my list was "light" enough?? I read these all in a couple of days:laugh:

    For some more literally light reading (that will definitely fit in that beach bag), how bout Tarascon Primary Care Pocketbook or a Maxwells?

    For those who have other "must have" family books (regardless of weight) please keep the lists coming.

    Thanks!
     
  14. sophiejane

    sophiejane Exhausted
    Moderator Emeritus 7+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Sep 18, 2003
    Messages:
    2,778
    Likes Received:
    5
    Status:
    Resident [Any Field]
    People are always talking about Maxwell's, and I gotta say, I think I used it about 4 times in medical school, and three of those were to get the format for writing a post op/delivery/procedure note, etc. It was most useful for the pages at the back, on which I wrote pager numbers for whatever service I was on.

    I used Up To Date more than anything, but since it's tres gauche to take a laptop to the beach, it will not be included on the "lite" list. ;)
     
    Stop hovering to collapse... Click to collapse... Hover to expand... Click to expand...
  15. ajce9

    ajce9 Membership Revoked
    Removed

    Joined:
    Mar 31, 2007
    Messages:
    119
    Likes Received:
    0

    Up to date is great. Now they have a PDA version. If you get a spring phone/PDA with palm capabilities or any phone with web access you can get on up to date anytime.
     
  16. raidermedic

    raidermedic MS IV
    5+ Year Member

    Joined:
    May 29, 2005
    Messages:
    287
    Likes Received:
    1
    Personally I plan on having the "gold standerd" books from various specialties as references. ie Harrison's for medicine, Sabitson's for surgery. Granted I will not be managing surgical patients but if a patient comes in for follow up after a surgical procedure it would be nice to know what exactly was done.

    That and UptoDate :thumbup:
     
  17. Blue Dog

    Blue Dog Fides et ratio.
    Physician Gold Donor Verified Expert Verified Account 10+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2006
    Messages:
    11,978
    Likes Received:
    4,616
    Status:
    Attending Physician
    That's pretty much what I did, too. I used the same books that I learned about during my med school rotations.
     
    Stop hovering to collapse... Click to collapse... Hover to expand... Click to expand...
  18. every1needsadoc

    every1needsadoc New Member
    5+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Sep 11, 2005
    Messages:
    16
    Likes Received:
    0
    Status:
    Resident [Any Field]
    Anything other than the aforementioned books recommended for Peds especially ? Will be my first rotation & these guys have an intense inpatient peds program. Thanks
     
  19. elizabeth5863

    10+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Jun 24, 2002
    Messages:
    180
    Likes Received:
    1
    Status:
    Attending Physician
    I've heard of Nelson's Textbook of Pediatrics being a classic. But I don't own it and don't know if it's for inpatient or outpatient peds or both or whether it's any good.
     
  20. Blue Dog

    Blue Dog Fides et ratio.
    Physician Gold Donor Verified Expert Verified Account 10+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2006
    Messages:
    11,978
    Likes Received:
    4,616
    Status:
    Attending Physician
    Here's a recommended residency book list from the AAFP: http://www.aafp.org/online/en/home/residents/toolsforyou/booklist.html

    These are the books they list for peds:

    Behrman, Richard E. et al., eds. Nelson Textbook of Pediatrics. 16th ed. Philadelphia: Saunders, 2000. $110

    Hay, William W., Jr. et al., eds. Current Pediatric Diagnosis & Treatment. 16th ed. New York: Appleton & Lange, 2002. $50

    McMillan, Julia A. et al, eds. Oski's Pediatrics: Principles and Practice. 3d ed. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 1999. $100

    Rudolph, Abraham M. et al., eds. Rudolph's Pediatrics. 21st ed. New York: McGraw-Hill, 2002. $150

    Siberry, George K. and Iannone, Robert. The Harriet Lane Handbook : A Manual for Pediatric House Officers. 15th ed. St. Louis: Mosby, 2000. $35
     
    Stop hovering to collapse... Click to collapse... Hover to expand... Click to expand...

Share This Page