First Aid for the Internal Medicine Boards, 3rd Edition / Edition 3

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The insider's guide to acing the internal medicine boards written by physicians who passed

Apply the proven First Aid formula for exam success!

New FULL-COLOR design!


"I wish I had this book when I was studying for my boards. It is well worth the price for both study for the boards and for a quick reference." -- Doody's Review Service (reviewing a previous edition)

Perfect for last minute review as well as recertification, First Aid for the Internal Medicine Boards delivers the high-yield information, mnemonics, and visual aids need for exam success. The third edition is distinguished by a new full-color presentation, new integrated mini-cases that put clinical information in context, more algorithms and tables comparing and contrasting diseases and disorders with similar presentations, and valuable clinical pearls. All content is based on the most recently adminstered in-service and board exams so you know you are studying the most relevant, up-to-date material possible.

  • A complete one-stop review of the most frequently tested topics
  • NEW full-color design
  • NEW integrated mini-cases 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 margin notes 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

Doody's Review Service
Reviewer: Vincent F Carr, DO, MSA, FACC, FACP (Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences)
Description: The focus of this book is on what one must understand when preparing to test for American Board of Internal Medicine certification and recertification. It also briefly explains the test and how to approach it with test-taking strategies before moving into the main areas of study. The previous edition was published in 2008.
Purpose: Because medicine is progressively adding information, it is quite possible to lose the forest for the trees, making this effort is commendable. I also congratulate the authors for bringing together some of the best reviewers and contributors in internal medicine..
Audience: This book helps internal medicine residents, who traditionally search the journals for the latest studies, become grounded in the basics which tend to be less comprehensively discussed during everyday rounds. The authors are seasoned trainers who are actively teaching. One of the unique aspects of this book is that the authors invite current residents to share their individual memory joggers and mnemonics to help others.
Features: Each chapter presents the basic terminology and definitions and explanations of the basic physiology before going into individual syndromes and disease states. Numerous pearls of clinical significance appear in the margins. There are no references, as this is a study aid and not intended to be a comprehensive textbook. Finally, the index is well organized and comprehensive.
Assessment: This book covers just about everything succinctly and this edition is improved with many color photographs.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071713016
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
  • Publication date: 5/10/2011
  • Series: First Aid Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 754
  • Sales rank: 228,368
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 1.20 (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.

Thomas E. Baudendistel, MD, FACP, is Associate Director, Internal Medicine Residency at California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco, California.

Peter Chin-Hong, MD, is Assistant Professor in the Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine at The University of California at San Francisco.

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Table of Contents

Authors and Senior Reviewers; Preface; Acknowledgments; How to Contribute; Chapter 1. Allergy and Immunology; Chapter 2. Ambulatory Medicine; Chapter 3. Cardiovascular Medicine; Chapter 4. Critical Care; Chapter 5. Dermatology; Chapter 6. Endocrinology; Chapter 7. Gastroenterology and Hepatology; Chapter 8. Geriatrics; Chapter 9. Hematology; Chapter 10. Hospital Medicine; Chapter 11. Infectious Diseases; Chapter 12. Nephrology; Chapter 13. Neurology; Chapter 14. Oncology; Chapter 15. Psychiatry; Chapter 16. Pulmonary Medicine; Chapter 17. Rheumatology; Chapter 18. Women's Health; Appendix: Abbreviations and Symbols; Index
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