Rec Reading for First Year?

Discussion in 'Pathology' started by soccer98, Jun 19, 2012.

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  1. soccer98


    May 20, 2012
    I'm sure this has all been asked before, sorry for sclerosing the interwebs.

    Any recommended books for incoming first year residents? I'm talking about a book:

    1. that can realistically be read from start to finish
    2. provides a very general foundation
    3. not just a normal histology textbook
    4. maybe has some CP tie-ins
    5. intended for residents and not med students
    6. not a reference book or overly detailed

    Perhaps no one book meets all these criteria, but I'll see.

    Also what are the main board prep books? I've seen books for every other speciality but see nothing for path except med student books like Goljan, etc. Is path just too extensive to have it's own "First Aid" style book?

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  3. mlw03

    mlw03 Senior Member 10+ Year Member

    Aug 15, 2003
    get the molavi text. doesn't fit all your criteria (but close - no CP stuff), but definitely something every pgy1 path resident should have/read.

    for ap board prep, the lefkowitch question book was something i found helpful, along with the hopkins surg path and cytology unknowns that are online. also the sternberg surg path review book.
    Last edited: Jun 20, 2012
  4. thebouque

    thebouque 5+ Year Member

    Nov 30, 2011
    I was expecting a post from cica
  5. KCShaw

    KCShaw Chief Resident 7+ Year Member

    Oct 25, 2007
    There are a few threads dancing around this topic, but I think if the book you're describing existed, residents would slay one another and most of their own families to get a copy. That said, although I have never used it, I've heard good things about the Molavi text. The trade-off is almost always very simply "too little" vs "too much", between basic texts that only -might- be beyond medical school/Robbins level but don't really get you to pathology boards level, and reference texts that just aren't particularly readable and/or throw voluminous details at you that you'll -only- ever need for boards or some pimping session.
  6. Cica

    Cica 2+ Year Member

    Mar 19, 2011
    And why is that? :)
  7. thebouque

    thebouque 5+ Year Member

    Nov 30, 2011
    Because you ask a lot of questions about what books to read. Not that it's a bad thing, the answers you get are usually very informative.
  8. Aubrey

    Aubrey 7+ Year Member

    Jun 23, 2005
    Off Gibraltar
    Read Sternberg or Rosai, your pick. Don't fret because you don't understand every little nuance on the first read-through, you will retain things that will be useful and reinforced by your case experience. The Molavi book is good for concepts and is worth reading, but doesn't have enough detail even for a first-year resident.

    Usual disclaimers, personal opinions only, your mileage may vary, yada yada. Good luck!
  9. Path2009

    Path2009 7+ Year Member

    Nov 15, 2007
    Molavi and Wash Manual for AP and Clinical Compendium for CP.
  10. Path or bust

    Path or bust I like meat 7+ Year Member

    Jan 16, 2008
    Molavi is plenty, I doubt most 1st years have even gone through that.

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