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The student-to-student, step-by-step guide to surgery clerkship success

There is no better way to ace the surgery clerkship exam and impress on the wards than First Aid for the Surgery Clerkship. Completely updated throughout, the Second Edition includes a guide to excelling in the clerkship, a high-yield review of core material, common exam and "pimp" questions, and a section of "classifieds" including scholarship opportunities.

  • Detailed what-to-study and what you must-know advice from clerkship veterans helps you ace the surgery clerkship exam and impress on the wards
  • Frequently-tested high-yield facts and mnemonics maximize your study time
  • “Exam Tips” reinforce concepts you need to know on exam day
  • “Ward Tips” prepare you for common “pimp” questions
  • “Classifieds” highlight extracurricular opportunities and scholarships
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071448710
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
  • Publication date: 5/14/2009
  • Series: First Aid Series
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 537
  • Sales rank: 630,572
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.70 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Matthew S. Kaufman, MD, is an attending hematologist-oncologist at North Shore-Long Island Jewish Medical Center in New Hyde Park, NY.

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

S. Matthew Stead, MD, PhD, is a pediatric neurologist at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN.

Nitin Mishra, MD, is a general surgical resident at the North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System in New York.

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Table of Contents

Section I: How to Succeed in the Surgery Clerkship
Section II: High-Yield Facts for the Surgery Clerkship

The Surgical Patient


Acute Abdomen


Critical Care

Fluids, Electrolytes, and Nutrition

The Esophagus

The Stomach

Small Bowel

Colon, Rectum, and Anal Canal

The Appendix

Hernia and Abdominal Wall Problems

The Hepatobiliary System

The Pancreas

The Endocrine System

Thermal Injury

The Breast

The Spleen

The BreastBurns
Section III: High-Yield Facts for Surgical Electives

Anesthesiah3Vascular Surgery

Pediatric Surgery

Ear, Nose and Throat Surgery


Cardiothoracic Surgery


The Genitourinary System


The Hand
Section IV: Classified: Awards and Opportunities

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  • Posted August 29, 2009

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    Good, but not the BEST

    I'm a third year medical student and Surgery was my first rotation so I needed a little more information than what First Aid gave me. Step-Up to Surgery was a much better purchase (esp when combined with Surgical Recall. First Aid for Surgery was actually the book that the school provided for us so I did utilize it to get a big picture profile of each specialty but you'll need more information for the Shelf than what First Aid gives you. Good book if you've already been through Internal though.

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