Dr. Pestana's Surgery Notes: Top 180 Vignettes for the Surgical Wards

Dr. Pestana's Surgery Notes: Top 180 Vignettes for the Surgical Wards

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by Carlos Pestana
     
 

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Celebrated by medical students for over a decade, Dr. Pestana’s Surgery Notes is the highest-yield surgery review for the shelf and USMLE Step 2 CK exams.
Surgical clerkship allows senior medical students to develop clinical skills and gain a better understanding of surgical disease while caring for patients. But time in the wards is limited, and

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Celebrated by medical students for over a decade, Dr. Pestana’s Surgery Notes is the highest-yield surgery review for the shelf and USMLE Step 2 CK exams.
Surgical clerkship allows senior medical students to develop clinical skills and gain a better understanding of surgical disease while caring for patients. But time in the wards is limited, and clerkship covers only a tiny sample of the surgical universe. Dr. Pestana’s Surgery Notes: Top 180 Vignettes for the Surgical Wards, by distinguished surgery instructor Dr. Carlos Pestana, contains the surgery knowledge you need to excel on the Surgery shelf exam and USMLE Step 2 CK.

  • Concise high-yield review of core surgery material
  • 180 vignettes for self-testing
  • Used by med students for over a decade
  • NEW: 7 feature boxes illuminating tricky surgical topics
  • Revised and fully up-to-date
  • Pocket-sized to carry with you in the wards
  • Amazon's #1 Best Seller in Emergency Medicine

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5.0 out of 5 stars  Essential for Surgery Shelf, February 16, 2014 

By Harry Sears - See all my reviews

 

If you are an MS-III studying for the surgery shelf I cannot recommend this book enough. I, like most, had heard of the 70 page Pestana pdf floating around and used that for the first 5 weeks of my rotation. Had I known sooner about this expanded version I would have made the switch ages ago. It is a very easy read written in a similar tone Dr. Pestana's surgery review. He distills only high-yield facts and adds many clinical pearls. Surgical Recall is an excellent resource for on the wards and OR pimping but this text is invaluable because it cuts through the additional low-yield nonsense that Lawrence provides and gives you what you need for the test. Many times during the shelf I wanted to mentally caress Dr. Pestana's insane eyesbrows as the questions seemed as if they had been taken right out of the book. The surgical clerkship can be a hectic time with a seemingly endless time crunch but with this resource you should be more than ready to ace the shelf.
 

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781609789169
Publisher:
Kaplan Publishing
Publication date:
03/05/2013
Edition description:
Original
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
5.36(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.40(d)

Meet the Author

Carlos Pestana, MD, PhD, is emeritus professor of surgery at the University of Texas Medical School at San Antonio. Ranked #1 in his medical school class, Dr. Pestana has a doctorate in surgery from the University of Minnesota and did a 5-year surgical residency at the Mayo Clinic. He has received over 40 teaching awards and prizes for teaching excellence. In the early 1990s he was a member of the Comprehensive Part II Committee of the National Board of Medical Examiners that designed what is now the clinical component of the USMLE Step 2 exam. Dr. Pestana is also the author of Fluids and Electrolytes in the Surgical Patient, which has been translated into Spanish, Italian, and Greek.

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Dr. Pestana's Surgery Notes: Top 180 Vignettes for the Surgical Wards 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I RECOMMEND TO TRY IT..