Thoughts on Dermatology a pictorial review by Asra Ali

Discussion in 'Dermatology' started by medInUSA, May 5, 2012.

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  1. medInUSA

    medInUSA New Member 10+ Year Member

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    I didn't do so Hot on my inservice :( SO am looking for a good board review book to really hit it strong to kill the test next year.

    The only review book for Derm boards I could find (besides Galderma) is from the Specialty Board Review Series:

    Dermatology: a pictorial review

    by Asra Ali.

    Has anyone used this? What are your opinions of this book?
     
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    asmallchild Lifetime Donor SDN Moderator 10+ Year Member

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    I used it this year instead of Galderma's material, I didn't find the book to be that much better. There are a couple of errors and while some chapters have great photos, there are considerable chapters with large blocks of text and few photos in between, for instance, the anatomy and surgery chapters. I also have the old edition, perhaps the newer edition has corrected these flaws.

    That being said, if you are looking for a fresh take, it could be worthwhile as an additional item to study.
     
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    I thought it sucked
     
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    I think I like the way this is set up much better. Nothing can likely completely replace our readings through WHICHEVER "big" book we each choose to grind through...
     
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    There is a new review derm board review book out which you may like better....it just came out in may of this year and is called dermatology illustrated study guide and comprehensive board review.
     
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    I didn't like ali's book....I liked this one much better! Look it up on amazon. It's cheaper than the other book too!
     
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    username456789 7+ Year Member

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    Out of curiosity, why is the only other post you have on this site about you taking the Florida dental boards a few months ago?
     
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    Hey Guywhodoesstuff....I wrote on the dental site because my sister is a dentist who was going to take the Florida dental board exam and was nervous about it. I wanted to ask other ppl what they thought about the exam and it was easier just to post as myself than explain it was for my sister! :)
     
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    Gotcha. Not trying to be a jerk, was just having trouble putting two and two together.
     

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