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Reading pre-CA1

Discussion in 'Anesthesiology' started by masteropuppets, Apr 10, 2007.

  1. masteropuppets

    masteropuppets 5+ Year Member

    Mar 12, 2005
    Washington, DC
    Set to begin CA-1 year soon, any suggestions for reading material that can reasonably be finished and retained in the next 3 months??
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  3. JP2005

    JP2005 HOPKINS GAS PASSER 7+ Year Member

    May 20, 2001
    baby miller is more than enough at this point
  4. usnavdoc

    usnavdoc Senior Member 10+ Year Member

    Apr 5, 2005
    Just start reading M and M. Thats everyones Main source as a CA1 anyway. Baby miller is a good second choice.
  5. barkster

    barkster Junior Member 10+ Year Member

    Apr 18, 2004
    Anyone have any thoughts on the new Baby Miller? I'm a PGY-1, and I have the previous edition. Is the new one worth getting? Thanks.
  6. PainNGas

    PainNGas 2+ Year Member

    Feb 27, 2007
    The new Baby Miller is a very nice book. Much better than last edition.

    Beineg neurotic, I am reading both Baby Miller and M&M right now. Baby Miller is a very easy read, but M&M is a little more "meat".
  7. pharmer

    pharmer Senior Member 10+ Year Member

    Jul 20, 2001
    What does M&M stand for (aside from morbidity and mortality)?
  8. drrosenrosen

    drrosenrosen Anesthesiologist/Pain Physician 10+ Year Member

    Nov 16, 2005
    Humboldt, CA
    Morgan & Mikhail, aka Lange. Very good book. One of my attendings who's only a couple of years out says it's all you need to know for boards. (of course you have to know every word inside and out)
  9. VolatileAgent

    VolatileAgent Livin' the dream 7+ Year Member

    Jul 6, 2005
    yeah, mikhail and morgan covers pretty much everything you need to know. i've been primarily reading/reviewing this since beginning of residency. last year, i got a passing score on the inservice (this year for it's for real).

    there are a ton of books out there. tough to pick just one you'd need. everything else being equal, go with mikhail & morgan.

    by the way, did anyone else see that they're recalling the "handbook of anesthesiology 2007-2008 ed." by mark ezekiel md? apparently it contains a "fatal" error. thought that was interesting. makes me wonder what the error was, though.
  10. CambieMD

    CambieMD cambiemd 10+ Year Member

    Oct 4, 2003
    I suggest that anyone starting as a CA-1 in July should read M & M. I was an FP and switched to anesthesia. I read the first 15 chapters of M & M. It made a huge difference. I had very little exposure to anesthesia prior to starting as a Ca-1. The pharm sections are great. I have read some of Baby Miller but I like M & M more. I have have done well thus far on my ITE's and I credit that to M & M. In the final analysis you are ultimately responsible for your education. Whatever you do, read something before you start your anesthesia residency.


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