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What books to buy

Discussion in 'Ophthalmology: Eye Physicians & Surgeons' started by dreyeman, Dec 19, 2008.

  1. dreyeman

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    Hey all,

    Half way done with my PGY-1 year and looking forward to next year. I just wanted to ask which books were most beneficial to buy. I hear Kanski is great, but a huge pricey book. Anything else? My current prelim program gives us money to buy books and they said we can get whatever books we want up to $400. So any suggestions would be great. Thanks
     
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  3. Andrew_Doan

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    Kanski is a great book. Concentrate on getting good board review books for the OKAPs and your studies.

    Consider this article:
    http://www.medrounds.org/ophthalmology-pearls/2008/04/seven-pearls-to-success-for-okap-exam.html
     
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    kanski is good but like dr. doan mentioned review books for the okaps are helpful too. i have and like

    Review of Ophthalmology (Paperback)
    by Neil Friedman (Author), Peter K. Kaiser (Author), William Trattler (Author)
    http://www.amazon.com/Review-Ophthalmology-Neil-Friedman/dp/0721687768

    and

    Ophthalmology Review Manual (Paperback)
    by Kenneth C Chern (Author), Michael E Zegans (Author), Kenneth C. Chern (Author), Michael E. Zegans
     
  5. Wolverine98

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    If you want to look for past residency, Yanoff and Fine's pathology book is great. I found it very helpful for written and oral boards.
     
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    As someone also new to the field, a really like the above-mentioned book. However, it was published in 2000 and I worry that some information might be outdated.
     

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