Step 2 is coming up. What does everyone recommend for good PM&R study guides/oral board review books and resources? I've noticed 3 pm&r oral board review books on Amazon, any recommendations? Would rather use a book than a qbank if possible.
I've read all three. All are good resources but I recommend picking up a couple, or all three rather than relying on one.
PM&R Oral Boards Made Easy: 20 Oral Board Practice Cases (green book): Great foundation for initial studying for the boards. Solid cases, both basic and advanced. Neat thought process.
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Review for the Oral Boards: 17 Cases to Cover your Bases (orange book): Least number of cases, but very easy to read. Some might prefer this format-with cases and answers spread out.
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Oral Board Review: Interactive Case (also orange book): Tons of high-yield cases, many different authors. Has pictures- unique! Focused format.
I also tried the Qbank. Cases at times esoteric in the qbank. Preferred the books.
Use multiple resources + a review book + get a study partner if you can.
the best prep for orals is to sit down with a faculty attending and simulate cases. at this point you know enough, it is an assessment of whether you can synthesize and apply it. Each case is a multistep process with followup questions which is very different than what you read in books. Any faculty attending worth a **** can easily do this and should be happy to help out, i used to do this in every clinic with fellows, also R3's & occasionally some 2's when they rotated with me, to improve their critical thinking.