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kgal1

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I have heard lots of good things about Ferri's Practical Guide... and Pocket Medicine
but can't decide which one I should get

Majority of the people have pocket medicine at my school,
but I don't mind carrying a bigger book, as long as the content is worth the size...

Which one is better and why???

Thanks for your help!
 

Bertelman

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I had both. I would say go with Pocket Medicine. It is succinct. The problem I had with Ferri's is that, although it is very complete, it is visually more difficult to find the info quickly. Topical info in Pocket medicine is located on one or two pages. Either way, both are great books
 

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So... it depends on what you are looking for in a handbook.

Pocket Medicine is very concise with 1 page discussions. Very well written as an ultra quick review. I do recommend it.

Another book to look into is The Consult Manual of Internal Medicine. A ton more information... and excellently written as well. It also goes from the basics to the in depth on pretty much everything you'll see on the wards during your rotation.

Try integrating them both.
 

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The Consult book is great, but it is too big for your coat pocket. Keep in it your bag. If you go to the publisher's website for the book you can download some pdf chapters of the book before deciding to purchase it. There is a link to the publisher's site on amazon.com
 

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Has anybody seen/used Lange's Internal Medicine On-Call?
 

Joel Fleischman

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I've used the Surgery-On Call I have heard its is pretty much the same as the IM one.
its pretty good, I think more oriented towards MS III and IV's
 

GuP

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Pocket Medicine - the book has all the info that attendings love to ask.
 
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