I thought ped surgery was well-represented on the shelf which was good for me considering I did 4 weeks of ped surg. Neuro and ENT not so much. Everything else was in between.Qwest said:Do we need to know the subspecialty surgery topics (ortho, ent, urology, ped surgery, neuro, etc...) for the surgery shelf exam?
for me i would say it was 90-10 general-specialties. i would say recall would be sufficient, especially if u've had medicine already.Qwest said:Aww man... I'm stuck doing 4 weeks of Ortho. I don't know a thing about the other subspecialties. Is the surgical subspecialties section of Surg Recall enough? Would you consider general surg to make up say 80% of the exam?
Surgical Recall may be somewhat "low yield." I think it functions best for preparing for possible OR pimping, or for reviewing a topic you already know (2 pages of fun-facts won't give you a good understanding of SBO, etc).orientedtoself said:All I read was Surgical Recall, and I did fine.