First Aid for the Family Medicine Boards / Edition 1

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Apply the proven First Aid formula for exam success!


  • A complete one-stop review of the most frequently tested topics
  • NEW full-color design
  • NEW integrated vignette Q&As prepare you for what you will see on exam day
  • Insider tips and study strategies for outstanding performance
  • Hundreds of high-yield tables, diagrams, and illustrations
  • Key facts in the margins reinforce must-know information
  • Mnemonics make learning and memorization fast, fun, and easy
  • Great as a refresher for recertification
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Editorial Reviews

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Reviewer: Carlos A. Prendes Jr., MD (Creighton University Medical Center)
Description: This review book is filled with useful facts presented and organized like an extended outline, with frequent case examples to illustrate applications.
Purpose: The purpose is to provide a concise review of material appropriate for the American Academy of Family Physician's Board Exam. Passing this exam is a measure of a physician's competence and level of skill and maintenance of those skills. By presenting the information in a well organized and easy to follow manner, the objectives are effectively met.
Audience: The book is intended for second and third year residents as they review for their board exam in family medicine. It also would serve as an excellent review for practicing physicians seeking recertification, as well as for interns in any specialty preparing for step 3.
Features: The book is filled with useful facts that tend to show up on exams, organized in an extended outline format, with clinical scenarios to highlight where the information could fit into clinical practice. The information is presented very clearly and succinctly, a boon for users, given its purpose. It is not, nor is it intended to be, a comprehensive reference appropriate for day to day "clinical pearls."
Assessment: This review fills a niche for residents, students, or practicing physicians who are seeking an accessible fact-based source to remind them of what they have learned in the past. It is not a collection of references for daily practice or board review, but it is an excellent supplement to a more thorough review of information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071477710
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Medical Publishing Division
  • Publication date: 11/20/2007
  • Series: FIRST AID Specialty Boards Series
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 752
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 1.09 (d)

Meet the Author

Tao Le, MD, MHS, is Assistant Clinical Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Allergy and Immunology at the University of Louisville. He is also affiliated with the Division of Allergy and Immunology at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

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Table of Contents

Faculty Reviewers
How to Contribute
Chapter 1. Guide to the ABFM Examination
Chapter 2. Community and Preventive Medicine
Chapter 3. Cardiology
Chapter 4. Endocrinology
Chapter 5. Gastroenterology
Chapter 6. Infectious Diseases
Chapter 7. Hematology/Oncology
Chapter 8. Pulmonary
Chapter 9. Nephrology
Chapter 10. Dermatology
Chapter 11. Neurology
Chapter 12. Surgery
Chapter 13. Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine
Chapter 14. Psychiatry and Behavioral Science
Chapter 15. Geriatric Medicine
Chapter 16. Reproductive Health
Chapter 17. Sports Medicine and Musculoskeletal Disorders
Chapter 18. Emergency/Urgent Care
About the Authors

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