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Specific question about OB/GYN textbooks

Discussion in 'Clinical Rotations' started by swman, Dec 21, 2008.

  1. swman

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    Hi all,

    I've used the search function to see what people have found helpful for their 3rd year OB rotation & shelf. Blueprints seems to come up over and over. Our school however provides the Beckmann textbook free and recommends using that one.

    How do these 2 compare?
     
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  3. phoenix0610

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    One is an actual textbook (more detailed, longer), while the other is a review book (high yield, brief overview of everything). I suppose if you reeeeallly want to do well get both--I just used blueprints and did just fine. OB/GYN is a weird rotation in that what you do day to day is actually what shows up on the test, so studying is actually not that difficult.
     
  4. Doctor Bagel

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    Personally I didn't much care for Beckman. I didn't use blueprints but have heard good stuff about it, so I'd go that way.
     
  5. psymedicus

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    I had Beckmann and read from it for background. I think Blueprints is easier to read and more concise since it's a review book. However if you're already getting Beckmann free, you might as well use it. It's not great but was good enough for the rotation. At least in my school, I felt I could have passed the shelf just by going through the rotation. Use the money you've saved from getting Blueprints to get Case Files.
     

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