First Aid for the Obstetrics and Gynecology Clerkship / Edition 3

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The obstetrics and gynecology clerkship survival guide from the publishers of First Aid for the

USMLE Step 1

This powerful review for the obstetrics and gynecology clerkship provides medical

students taking required rotations with a single, concise, high-yield resource for excelling on

the boards and wards. Hundreds of high-yield facts based on the clerkship's core

competencies review everything students need to know for the clerkship. Margin notes

highlight common exam and "pimp" questions to really help students shine. New to this

edition, mini-cases are integrated throughout to give a clinical "face" to disease discussions. Four new chapters cover twinning, cervical dysplasia/HPV vaccine, breast disease, and women's health maintenance.

A section of "classifieds" include scholarship and award opportunities.


  • High-yield yet comprehensive review of the most essential topics focuses study
  • NEW integrated mini-cases add clinical relevance and prepare students for questions they will see on the


  • Includes 4 NEW chapters
  • Exam tips and wards tips help students shine on the shelf exam and impress attendings
  • Written by students who aced the clerkship and based on the clerkship's core competencies
  • Edited and reviewed by ob/gyn faculty

Content you need to excel on the clerkship:

Section I. Tips for the Ob/Gyn Clerkship;

Section II. High-Yield Facts in Obstetrics;

Normal Anatomy,

Diagnosis of Pregnancy,

Physiology of Pregnancy,




Medical Conditions in Pregnancy,

Complications of Pregnancy,

Infections in Pregnancy,


Abortions and Fetal Demise,

Ectopic Pregnancy,

Section III. High-Yield Facts in Gynecology;



Premenstrual Syndrome/Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder,





Abnormal Uterine Bleeding,

Pelvic Pain,


Cervical Dysplasia/HPV Vaccine,

Cervical Cancer,

Endometrial Cancer,

Ovarian Cancer,

Vulvar Dysplasia and Cancer,

Vulvar Dystrophies,

Gestational Trophoblastic Neoplasia,

Sexually Transmitted Infections/Vaginitis,

Breast Disease,

Womens’ Health Maintenance,


Pelvic Relaxation,

Urinary Incontinence,

Section IV. Classified,

Opportunities for Medical Students,

Web sites of Interest

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071634199
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
  • Publication date: 12/17/2010
  • Series: First Aid Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 393
  • Sales rank: 576,398
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Matthew S. Kaufman, MD, is a board-certified oncologist at Long Island Jewish Medical Center, New York, NY. He completed his fellowhip in hematology and his residency in internal medicine at LIJ Medical Center. He is a graduate of SUNY-Downstate College of Medicine.

Latha G. Stead, MD, is Chair of the Department of Emergency Medicine at the University of Rochester School of Medicine, Rochester, NY.

Jeané Simmons Holmes, MD, FACOG, is Assistant Clinical Professor and Director of the Mentorship Program at the Methodist Hospital-Houston Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency Program (associated with Weill Cornell Medical College), Houston, TX.

Priti P. Schachel, MD, is an attending physician in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Methodist Hospital-Houston, Houston, TX.

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Table of Contents

Section I. How to Succeed in the Obstetrics & Gynecology Clerkship
Section II. High-Yield Facts in Obstetrics
1. Reproductive Anatomy
2. Diagnosis of Pregnancy
3. Physiology of Pregnancy
4. Antepartum
5. Intrapartum
6. Postpartum
7. Medical Conditions in Pregnancy
8. Obstetric Complicatins
9. Infections in Pregnancy
10. Twins Gestation
11. Abortions and Fetal Death
12. Ectopic Pregnancy
Section III. High-Yield Facts in Gynecology
13. Contraception and Sterilization
14. Menstruation
15. Premenstrual Syndrome/Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder
16. Infertility
17. Amenorrhea
18. Hyperandrogenism
19. Hyperprolactemia and Galactorrhea
20. Abnormal Uterine Bleeding
21. Pelvic Pain
22. Endometriosis/Adenomyosis
23. Differential Diagnoses of Pelvic Masses
24. Cervical Dysplasia
25. Cervical Cancer
26. Endometrial Hyperplasis and Endometrial Cancer
27. Ovarian Cancer and Fallopian Tube Cancer
28. Vulvar Dysplasia, Vulvar Cancer, and Vaginal Cancer
29. Vulvar Disorders
30. Gestational Trophoblastic Disease
31. Sexually Transmitted Infections/Vaginitis
32. Breast Disease
33. Womens’ Health Maintenance
34. Famale Sexuality
35. Ethics
36. Menopause
37. Pelvic Relaxation
38. Urinary Incontinence
Section IV. Classified
· Opportunities for Medical Students
· Web sites of Interest

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