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Overview

MAXIMUM RETENTION—MINIMAL TIME

"I love how it integrates pathology with all the other subjects for an extremely high-yield review." — Sheree Perron, Third Year Medical Student, Eastern Virginia Medical School

"I appreciate how this book is organized, making it as useful tool not only for Step 1, but also for your coursework. — Rob Nastasi, Fourth Year Medical Student, SUNY Upstate Medical University

Deja Review: Pathology boils down your coursework to just the critical concepts you need to know for exam success. This unbeatable guide features a quick-read, two-column "flashcard" Q&A format—specifically designed to help you remember a large amount of pertinent information in the least amount of time possible. The format allows you to zero-in on only the correct answers to promote memory retention and get the most out of your study time. Great for last minute review of high-yield facts, Deja Review provides a straightforward way for you to assess your strengths and weaknesses so you can excel on your course exams and the USMLE Step 1.

  • Active recall questions allow you to understand, not just memorize, the content
  • Clinical vignettes at the end of chapters prepare you for board-style questions
  • Portable size for study on the go—fits in your white coat pocket
  • Bookmark included to guide you through easy-to-use flashcard presentation
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Editorial Reviews

Doody's Review Service
Reviewer: Paul St. Romain, BA (University of Kansas Medical Center)
Description: This is an organ system-based review of pathology-related topics commonly tested on the USMLE Step 1 that presents the information in a question-answer format designed to elicit active recall. The previous edition was published in 2006.
Purpose: It is designed to be a high-yield, concise, self-assessment tool and last-minute review source for students preparing for the exam. This exam is traditionally weighted heavily towards pathology, and understanding of this material is key for students. However, there are multiple pathology review books already available, and the need for a concise, high-yield pathology review book is debatable. Such an approach carries high risk of losing the integrative, mechanistic understanding of pathology that is required to excel on the exam.
Audience: The book is directed at first- and second-year medical students preparing to take USMLE Step 1, but nontraditional test takers would benefit equally. All the subject matter pertains to Step 1; as such, neither third- and fourth-year students nor physicians will find it useful. As recent graduates of medical school and former medical student fellows in pathology, the authors appear qualified to write a review book for their intended audience.
Features: A chapter covers the pathology of each organ system, with additional chapters on biochemistry, genetics, and radiology. A strong introductory chapter on general pathology is a welcome sight. The chapters that follow integrate high-yield material from pharmacology sporadically, and generally touch upon the most relevant epidemiologic, etiologic, and diagnostic aspects of commonly tested diseases. A bookmark is included to cover up the right-hand column, which contains answers to the questions posed on the left, and I praise this effort to force readers to be active learners. However, vaguely stated questions make the format clunky at times, and the explanations are often unsatisfyingly brief. Illustrations could ameliorate this problem, but are unfortunately of mediocre grayscale quality and scarce. The clinical vignettes at the end of each chapter quickly present classic scenarios, but are overly dependent on buzzwords and ultimately do not demand the problem-solving and integration skills required to answer Step 1 questions. The authors are to be commended for their attempt to include a chapter correlating pathology with radiology, but the use of only one image (a normal chest x ray) in the chapter is a disappointment. Ultimately, to split off radiology-related pathology from the individual organ systems disassociates information rather than connecting it and seems an unfortunate choice, given that the information in the radiology chapter is one of the more uniquely useful aspects of the book.
Assessment: This book's claim of "maximum retention, minimal time" may appeal to students seeking a portable source of quick, high-yield pathology information. The book concisely covers core topics on USMLE Step 1. However, the implementation ultimately feels fragmented and too superficial to build understanding in students. As a result, although this book may find a place on the shelves of students to whom its format and low price tag appeals, Rapid Review: Pathology, 3rd edition, Goljan (Elsevier, 2010), with its superior illustrations and mechanistic, clinical approach will remain the gold standard in USMLE Step 1 pathology review books. Robbins and Cotran Pathology Flash Cards, Klatt and Mitchell (Elsevier, 2009), is an alternative source that forces active recall of pathology-related topics, but includes full-color illustrations and superior clinical vignettes.
From The Critics
Reviewer: Paul St. Romain, BA(University of Kansas Medical Center)
Description: This is an organ system-based review of pathology-related topics commonly tested on the USMLE Step 1 that presents the information in a question-answer format designed to elicit active recall. The previous edition was published in 2006.
Purpose: It is designed to be a high-yield, concise, self-assessment tool and last-minute review source for students preparing for the exam. This exam is traditionally weighted heavily towards pathology, and understanding of this material is key for students. However, there are multiple pathology review books already available, and the need for a concise, high-yield pathology review book is debatable. Such an approach carries high risk of losing the integrative, mechanistic understanding of pathology that is required to excel on the exam.
Audience: The book is directed at first- and second-year medical students preparing to take USMLE Step 1, but nontraditional test takers would benefit equally. All the subject matter pertains to Step 1; as such, neither third- and fourth-year students nor physicians will find it useful. As recent graduates of medical school and former medical student fellows in pathology, the authors appear qualified to write a review book for their intended audience.
Features: A chapter covers the pathology of each organ system, with additional chapters on biochemistry, genetics, and radiology. A strong introductory chapter on general pathology is a welcome sight. The chapters that follow integrate high-yield material from pharmacology sporadically, and generally touch upon the most relevant epidemiologic, etiologic, and diagnostic aspects of commonly tested diseases. A bookmark is included to cover up the right-hand column, which contains answers to the questions posed on the left, and I praise this effort to force readers to be active learners. However, vaguely stated questions make the format clunky at times, and the explanations are often unsatisfyingly brief. Illustrations could ameliorate this problem, but are unfortunately of mediocre grayscale quality and scarce. The clinical vignettes at the end of each chapter quickly present classic scenarios, but are overly dependent on buzzwords and ultimately do not demand the problem-solving and integration skills required to answer Step 1 questions. The authors are to be commended for their attempt to include a chapter correlating pathology with radiology, but the use of only one image (a normal chest x ray) in the chapter is a disappointment. Ultimately, to split off radiology-related pathology from the individual organ systems disassociates information rather than connecting it and seems an unfortunate choice, given that the information in the radiology chapter is one of the more uniquely useful aspects of the book.
Assessment: This book's claim of "maximum retention, minimal time" may appeal to students seeking a portable source of quick, high-yield pathology information. The book concisely covers core topics on USMLE Step 1. However, the implementation ultimately feels fragmented and too superficial to build understanding in students. As a result, although this book may find a place on the shelves of students to whom its format and low price tag appeals, Rapid Review: Pathology, 3rd edition, Goljan (Elsevier, 2010), with its superior illustrations and mechanistic, clinical approach will remain the gold standard in USMLE Step 1 pathology review books. Robbins and Cotran Pathology Flash Cards, Klatt and Mitchell (Elsevier, 2009), is an alternative source that forces active recall of pathology-related topics, but includes full-color illustrations and superior clinical vignettes.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071627146
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
  • Publication date: 6/21/2010
  • Series: Deja Review Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 474
  • Sales rank: 1,442,887
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

About the Authors

Jessica Davis, MD is a Pathology resident at the University of California, San Fransisco. She recieved her medical degree from Oregon Health Science University in Portland, Oregon and was a Medical Student Fellow in the Department of Pathology.

Emily King, MD is a Pathology resident at the Brigham and Womens Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts. She recieved her medical degree from Oregon Health Science University in Portland, Oregon and was a Medical Student Fellow in the Department of Pathology.

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Table of Contents

Faculty Reviewer/Student Reviewers xi

Preface xiii

Acknowledgments xv

Chapter 1 General Concepts in Pathology 1

Clinical Vignettes 14

Chapter 2 Biochemistry 17

General Principles 17

DNA/RNA/Protein Pathology 22

Nutritional Disorders 23

Vitamins and Minerals 23

Poisoning/Chemical Injury 29

Adverse Effects of Drugs 31

Biochemical Diseases 32

Clinical Vignettes 35

Chapter 3 Genetic Pathology 41

General Principles 41

Chromosomal Abnormalities 43

Inheritance Patterns 45

Autosomal Dominant Disorders 47

Autosomal Recessive Disorders 51

X-Linked 56

Clinical Vignettes 60

Chapter 4 Microbiology in Pathology 63

Bacteria 63

Viruses 66

Fungi 67

Protozoa 69

Helminths 70

Clinical Vignettes 71

Chapter 5 Hematology and Immunology 73

Hematology 73

Immunology 83

Oncology 87

Transplantation 90

Transfusion Medicine 92

Clinical Vignettes 94

Chapter 6 Cardiovascular Pathology 97

Embryology 97

Anatomy 97

Histology 98

Physiology 100

Pathology 101

Clinical Vignettes 118

Chapter 7 Respiratory Pathology 123

Anatomy 123

Histology 123

Physiology 124

Pathology 127

Clinical Vignettes 151

Chapter 8 Gastrointestinal Pathology 153

Embryology 153

Anatomy 154

Histology 155

Mouth and Esophagus 157

Stomach 163

Hepatobiliary 168

Pancreas 178

Intestine 180

Clinical Vignettes 192

Chapter 9 Renal Pathology 197

Embryology 197

Histology 199

Renal Pathophysiology 199

Clinical Vignettes 224

Chapter 10 Reproductive Pathology 227

Embryology 227

Anatomy 231

Histology 231

Pathology 235

Clinical Vignettes 261

Chapter 11 Endocrine Pathology 265

Pituitary 265

Thyroid 270

Parathyroid 278

Adrenal Glands 281

Pancreas 286

Neoplasms 289

Clinical Vignettes 291

Chapter 12 Neuropathology 297

Embryology 297

Anatomy 297

Histology 299

Neuropathology 300

Clinical Vignettes 321

Chapter 13 Dermatopathology 327

Embryology 327

Anatomy/Histology 327

Pathology 329

Clinical Vignettes 348

Chapter 14 Musculoskeletal Pathology 353

Embryology 353

Anatomy 353

Histology 354

Pathology 356

Clinical Vignettes 372

Chapter 15 Pediatric Pathology 381

Cardiovascular 381

Respiratory 383

Gastrointestinal 384

Musculoskeletal 388

Neurologic 389

Syndromes 392

Clinical Vignettes 392

Chapter 16 Radiology & Pathology Correlation 401

General Principles 401

Head and Neck 403

Chest 406

Cardiovascular System 409

Breast 414

Gastrointestinal 416

Genitourinary System 418

Skeletal System 422

Pediatrics 429

Clinical Vignettes 434

Index 437

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