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Doody's Review ServiceReviewer: Sally Ling, M.D.;FACP(University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine)
Description: This is a collection of case presentations which the authors use to guide the reader through the clinical approach for diagnosis and treatment of important conditions. In the process, the reader is actively engaged in very true to life scenarios that provide rich learning opportunities.
Purpose: The purpose of the book is to give readers the experience of using cognitive knowledge as applied to clinical situations simulating the bedside setting. This prepares medical students for their clerkships as well as standardized examinations.
Audience: The target audience is medical students and interns. Because contributors include students and housestaff, the book is written in a very user-friendly fashion.
Features: Sixty cases cover important essential concepts, helping the reader to problem solve and learn from realistic clinical vignettes.
Assessment: This book is easy to read. A case can be read and studied in a short period of time, and serve as either a learning tool, or review and check off, of previously studied material.