BRS Genetics

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Widely used by medical students studying for the USMLE Step 1, the Board Review Series (BRS) provides basic knowledge as it relates to clinical situations. BRS Genetics addresses a field that is increasingly taught in shorter courses. Chapters are written in an outline format and include pedagogical features such as bolded key words, tables, algorithms, and numerous illustrations, including a 16-page full-color insert. The book contains nearly 300 USMLE-style questions to help test students' memorization and mastery.

A companion Website includes a question bank as well as fully searchable text.

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Reviewer: Luis F. Escobar, MD, MS (St. Vincent Hospital and Health Care Center)
Description: This is a compilation of carefully selected facts for quick review of basic genetic concepts. The 18 chapters provide current genetic information in an itemized conceptual format and include a section of USMLE step 1 type questions. The online access to the full text makes this book extremely attractive.
Purpose: The author recognizes the need for medical students to have a way to concisely and quickly review genetics information in preparation for board examinations, and this book is likely to place the student in a strategic position to review genetics in a reasonable time period. He provides exposure to questions likely to appear on board exams.
Audience: Written particularly for medical students preparing for the USMLE step 1 exam, the material presented here can be used by medical genetics residents and postdoctoral fellows preparing for board certification.
Features: The format of this review is unique. It provides a system of itemized concepts for fast memorization and review. Each section is followed by a group of questions to test the readers' grasp of the information. Answers are provided along with explanations, in order to further reinforce the reader's knowledge. A comprehensive examination with 133 questions that can be used as a simulated test-taking session ends the book. Overall, nearly 300 board-style questions are included.
Assessment: This is a much-needed tool. The author's recognition of the lack of material for medical students, clinical genetics residents, and clinical fellows for preparation for certification exams is unique. His ability to compile and present such a vast amount of information in a very concise manner is wonderful. This unique book is extremely well planned.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780781799942
  • Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
  • Publication date: 5/1/2009
  • Series: Board Review Series
  • Pages: 352
  • Sales rank: 583,463
  • Product dimensions: 6.80 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Table of Contents

  • 1. The Human Nuclear Genome
  • 2. DNA Packaging
  • 3. Chromosome Replication
  • 4. Mendelian Inheritance
  • 5. Uniparental Disomy and Repeat Mutations
  • 6. Mitochondrial Inheritance
  • 7. Multifactorial Inherited Disorders
  • 8. Population Genetics
  • 9. Mitosis, Meiosis, and Gametogenesis
  • 10. Chromosomal Morphology Methods
  • 11. Cytogenetic Disorders
  • 12. Genetics of Metabolism
  • 13. Genetics of Hemoglobinopathies
  • 14. Genetics of Bleeding Disorders
  • 15. Genetics of Development
  • 16. Genetics of Cancer
  • 17. Genetic Screening
  • 18. Consanguility
  • Comprehensive Exam

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