First Aid for the COMLEX, Second Edition

First Aid for the COMLEX, Second Edition

by Zachary Nye, John Lavelle, Stockton Mayer, Rachel Laven
     
 

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Zero-in on exactly what you must know to pass the OMM section of the COMLEX with this unique student-to-student guide

"As a test preparation book, this is a distillation of the OMM concepts and techniques that are considered pertinent to the examination. This is a very worthy idea primarily because of the limited number of comprehensive textbooks in

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Zero-in on exactly what you must know to pass the OMM section of the COMLEX with this unique student-to-student guide

"As a test preparation book, this is a distillation of the OMM concepts and techniques that are considered pertinent to the examination. This is a very worthy idea primarily because of the limited number of comprehensive textbooks in OMM....This is an important book for schools of osteopathic medicine. 3 Stars."--Doody's Review Service

Written by an exceptional team of former teaching fellows at the Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine, First Aid for the® COMLEX presents high-yield bulleted information on OMM techniques with corresponding mnemonics, illustrations, and tables to reinforce must-know information. This is the only review book to include frequently-tested cases for the new COMLEX and is the perfect companion to First Aid for the® USMLE Step 1, insuring the most complete exam preparation possible.

Features:

  • Completely revised based on the latest student feedback so you know you're studying the most up-to-date and relevant material possible
  • High-yield bulleted coverage of the latest OMM techniques and treatments and osteopathic considerations for each core clerkship
  • Corresponding illustrations, mnemonics, and tables to reinforce must-know concepts and bring manipulations to life
  • Frequently-tested cases prepare you for the new COMLEX
  • Comprehensive guide to effective exam preparation includes valuable test-taking strategies
  • Questions and answers at the end of most chapters prepare you for exam day

Editorial Reviews

Doody's Review Service
Reviewer: Vincent F Carr, DO, MSA, FACC, FACP (Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences)
Description: This is a summary preparation book for students who will be taking the osteopathic manipulative medicine (OMM) portion of the COMLEX examination. As a preparation, it describes the test and the grading system and how to efficiently prepare for the examination quite well.
Purpose: As a test preparation book, this is a distillation of the OMM concepts and techniques that are considered pertinent to the examination. This is a very worthy idea primarily because of the limited number of comprehensive textbooks in OMM.
Audience: This has somewhat a limited audience, i.e. those preparing for the COMLEX, but the authors have collaborated to produce an interesting preparation book.
Features: It begins with how to prepare for the test, followed by a concise listing of the basic concepts of OMM with typical questions and answers one might anticipate on the examination. Throughout the book, illustrative figures and tables summarize the items one must remember. The weak point comes in the black-and-white photographs of examination and treatment techniques that simply do not convey what the authors are attempting to describe.
Assessment: This is an important book for schools of osteopathic medicine.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780071600262
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Education
Publication date:
03/03/2009
Series:
First Aid Series
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
272
File size:
17 MB
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Meet the Author

Zachary Nye, DO, is a Resident in the Department of Anesthesia and Perioperative Medicine at Oregon Health and Science University in Portland, Oregon.

John M. Lavelle, DO, is completing his DO degree at Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine (Class of 2008) in Chicago, Illinois.

Stockton M. Mayer is completing his DO degree at Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine (Class of 2008) in Chicago, Illinois.

Rachel Laven, DO, is a Resident in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Lutheran General Hospital in Chicago, Illinois.

Elise B. Halajian is an OMM teaching fellow at Midwestern University Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. She received her DO degree in May 2009 and plans a residency in family medicine in the Chicago area.

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