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Overview

Real life cases for the emergency medicine clerkship and shelf-exam

You need exposure to high-yield cases to excel on the emergency medicine clerkship and the shelf-exam. Case Files: Emergency Medicine presents 50 real-life cases that illustrate essential concepts in emergency medicine. Each case includes a complete discussion, clinical pearls, references, definitions of key terms, and USMLE-style review questions. With this system, you'll learn in the context of real patients, rather then merely memorize facts.

  • 50 high-yield emergency medicine cases, each with USMLE-style questions
  • Clinical pearls highlight key concepts
  • Primer on how to approach clinical problems and think like a doctor
  • Proven learning system maximizes your shelf-exam scores
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Reviewer: Laura Joy Hurst, MD(University of Chicago)
Description: This is a book containing cases that you would see in emergency medicine. The case is followed by pertinent questions, a description of the disease, the treatment, as well as clinical pearls.
Purpose: The book is targeted toward students in emergency medicine. It is designed to simulate a patient encounter while bringing out important points in the differential diagnosis, disease process, or treatment. The objectives are consistently met.
Audience: According to both the author and my opinion, the book is written for students. It is basic in its approach. Furthermore, the cases presented cover some of the most frequently encountered complaints in emergency medicine.
Features: Forty-seven cases in emergency medicine are covered, with each case having questions with targeted answers, analysis of the case, approach to the disease process, comprehension questions, and clinical pearls. The organization was consistent allowing the student to approach the case with questions and treatment choices as they might in a real patient setting. The comprehension questions at the end reinforced the pertinent points of the case and the explanations of the answers were thorough.
Assessment: I think any student doing a rotation in emergency medicine would benefit from these case scenarios. It provides a practical approach to a disease while highlighting the points that are often tested on USMLE.

4 Stars! from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071598996
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
  • Publication date: 7/14/2009
  • Series: LANGE Case Files Series
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 542
  • Product dimensions: 5.80 (w) x 8.70 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Eugene C. Toy, MD

The John S. Dunn Senior Academic Chair and Program Director

The Methodist Hospital Ob/Gyn Residency Program

Houston, TX

Vice Chair of Academic Affairs

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

The Methodist Hospital

Houston, TX

Associate Clinical Professor and Clerkship Director

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

University of Texas Medical School at Houston

Houston, TX

Barry Simon, MD

Chairman, Department of Emergency Medicine

Clinical Professor of Medicine

Alameda County Medical Center/Highland Campus

University of California, San Francisco

San Francisco, CA

Katrin Y. Takenaka, MD

Assistant Professor, Clerkship Director

Assistant Residency Program Director

Department of Emergency Medicine

University of Texas Medical School at Houston

Houston, TX

Terrence H. Liu, MD

Clinical Professor of Surgery

University of California San Francisco School of Medicine

San Francisco, CA

Program Director

University of California San Francisco East Bay Surgery Residency

Attending Surgeon, Alameda County Medical Center

Oakland, CA

Adam J. Rosh, MD, MS

Assistant Professor

Assistant Residency Director

Department of Emergency Medicine

Wayne State University School of Medicine

Detroit Receiving Hospital

Detroit, MI

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Table of Contents

Section I: How to Approach Clinical Problems
1. Approach to the Patient
2. Approach to Clinical Problem Solving
3. Approach to Reading
Section II:Clinical Cases Fifty Case Scenarios
Section III: Listing of Cases Listing by Case Number Listing by Disorder (Alphabetically)
Index

Eugene C. Toy, MD

The John S. Dunn Senior Academic Chair and Program Director

The Methodist Hospital Ob/Gyn Residency Program

Houston, TX

Vice Chair of Academic Affairs

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

The Methodist Hospital

Houston, TX

Associate Clinical Professor and Clerkship Director

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

University of Texas Medical School at Houston

Houston, TX

Barry Simon, MD

Chairman, Department of Emergency Medicine

Clinical Professor of Medicine

Alameda County Medical Center/Highland Campus

University of California, San Francisco

San Francisco, CA

Katrin Y. Takenaka, MD

Assistant Professor, Clerkship Director

Assistant Residency Program Director

Department of Emergency Medicine

University of Texas Medical School at Houston

Houston, TX

Terrence H. Liu, MD

Clinical Professor of Surgery

University of California San Francisco School of Medicine

San Francisco, CA

Program Director

University of California San Francisco East Bay Surgery Residency

Attending Surgeon, Alameda County Medical Center

Oakland, CA

Adam J. Rosh, MD, MS

Assistant Professor

Assistant Residency Director

Department of Emergency Medicine

Wayne State University School of Medicine

Detroit Receiving Hospital

Detroit, MI

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