Family Practice

Family Practice

by Wilbur, Mark A. Graber, Mark Graber, Jason Wilbur
     
 

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The Best Cases, The Best Questions, The Best Review for Family Medicine Examinations and Boards

Family Practice Examination and Board Review is the best resource for preparing for examinations and boards. It employs a step-by-step approach to case-based learning that assures more thorough absorption of material, and reinforces your understanding of

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The Best Cases, The Best Questions, The Best Review for Family Medicine Examinations and Boards

Family Practice Examination and Board Review is the best resource for preparing for examinations and boards. It employs a step-by-step approach to case-based learning that assures more thorough absorption of material, and reinforces your understanding of even the most difficult topics. What’s more, coverage reflects all recent advances of clinical importance, so you can assimilate the critical new information easily into your examination preparation activities and daily practice. It’s the ultimate tool to prepare for certification and recertification/ maintenance of certification, or for use as a clinical refresher!

FEATURES:
*Over 200 comprehensive clinical cases plus more than 1500 board-style questions with detailed explanations
*Cases are progressive, with additional clinical information revealed after the initial question-sets for the most effective learning experience possible
*Explanations for correct/incorrect answers are concise but thorough, and invaluable for your exam preparation efforts
*Friendly writing style keeps you engaged and makes exam prep efforts more efficient and enjoyable
*Covers all areas addressed by the board and recertifying examinations, across all the clinical specialties
*Includes complete coverage of timely content areas such as multicultural medicine, biostatistics, ethics, and professionalism
*The best pedagogical aids of any FP review book reinforce exam preparation and learning: Helpful Tips/Clinical Pearls; Quick Quizzes; Learning Objectives; Web resources/bibliography, andmore
*Full-color photographs illustrate dermatologic & ophthalmic conditions
*Perfect for USMLE 3 preparation as well

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Reviewer: Malek H Akhal, MD (Creighton University Medical Center)
Description: In its first edition, this book adopts a case-based approach and is a comprehensive review for the American Board of Family Practice certification exam. It is also a useful tool for USMLE Step 3 exam. The authors did a good job of including tables, hints and colored illustrations.
Purpose: The purpose of the book is to be a comprehensive review tool for the American Board of Family Practice certification exam. This objective is quite reasonable especially in the field of family practice where physicians are required to encompass a vast knowledge of different topics and specialties. By and large, I believe that the book meets the authors' objectives.
Audience: As per the authors, this book is intended for family practice doctors preparing for the certification exam, in addition to nurse practitioners, physician assistants and students. I believe, this book can be read with ease by students and health professionals at different levels. The authors contributed both by reviewing the literature themselves and by utilizing the expertise of specialists primarily at their institution.
Features: This book covers various topics in emergency medicine, internal medicine, obstetrics/women's health, geriatrics, pediatrics, and medical ethics/legal issues. The unique aspect of this book is the case-based approach and the use of tables, and good quality illustrations including CXR/EKG and colored plates. Although the case-based approach is a strength of this book, it is not very thought provoking since answers follow questions immediately.
Assessment: Personally, I believe this first edition is a good attempt for a comprehensive and user-friendly review for the Family Practice Board certification exam. Its cased-based approach is a clever idea; however, it can be more thought stimulating if the answers are in a different section rather than following the questions directly. Furthermore, having a summary section at the end of cases instead of "Objectives: Did you learn to..." can reinforce and solidify the basic concepts learned from the cases.
3 Stars from Doody

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780071431309
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Publication date:
08/15/2004
Pages:
864
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 10.70(h) x 1.30(d)

Meet the Author

McGraw-Hill authors represent the leading experts in their fields and are dedicated to improving the lives, careers, and interests of readers worldwide

The University of Iowa Department of Family Medicine is one of the leading programs in the country. Jason Wilbur MD is Assistant Professor; Mark Graber is Associate Professor of Family Medicine and Emergency Medicine, and primary author of the renowed Iowa Family Practice Handbook. Drs. Kukoyi and House are Clinical Fellows at the University of Iowa College of Medicine.

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