Internal Medicine Clerkship Guide / Edition 3

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Here's all the help you need to survive your internal medicine clerkship! This handy guide offers you practical, must-have guidance on the causes, clinical evaluation, and treatment of common medical conditions—knowledge that every student can and should master. Section 1 outlines the practical skills and procedures you must know on rotation; Sections 2 and 3 describe health conditions organized by presentation (symptom, sign, abnormal lab value) and by specific diagnosis, allowing you to approach a given health problem from either direction.

• Organizes material according to the types of questions that you will typically ask during the clerkship.

• Uses Learning Objectives and Key Points boxes to make complex data easier to remember.

• Provides Cases to illustrate the types of clinical scenarios you may experience.
Includes a multiple-choice exam at the end of the book to help you prepare for clinical exams.

• Offers updates throughout to incorporate the latest knowledge and practices in internal medicine.

• Provides complete rationales for all of the answers in the practice exam for increased learning.

• Features a new easier-to-read design with a better organization for more efficient study.

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Editorial Reviews

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Reviewer: Vincent F Carr, DO, MSA, FACC, FACP (Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences)
Description: This is one of the top books produced by a medical school faculty for their students entering the clerkship years. It is written in a Socratic question format with an extensive array of clinical cases.
Purpose: This guide presents a basic knowledge set that all clerkship students should understand. As the expanse of knowledge in internal medicine is rapidly growing, this book defines the bare minimum for those attempting to get this territory under control. The authors have done a phenomenal job of defining what must be known versus what can be considered fine-tuning.
Audience: Clearly, the main audience includes third and fourth year clerkship medical students, but the book has a much broader reach, as it is a superb quick reference for residents and attending physicians. The authors are mostly faculty at the University of Washington School of Medicine.
Features: The book begins with an introduction to the medicine clerkship that includes basic, but absolutely necessary information, followed by an approach to practical skills. The clinical information starts with a section based upon symptoms, signs, and abnormal labs, followed by a traditional organ-system review. The question and answer format makes this a very readable book. The tables, key points, and case studies are concise and informative. There are no traditional references, which is appropriate, but there are additional reading suggestions and websites for additional study.
Assessment: This is one of the best clerkship reviews available based upon the format, comprehensiveness, and referral to additional resources. It is a most worthy publication for any library and specifically for students who are looking for a great overview with practical points.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780323045582
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 9/26/2007
  • Series: Clerkship Guides Series
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 688
  • Sales rank: 943,277
  • Product dimensions: 4.90 (w) x 8.10 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction to the Medicine Clerkship     1
A Secrets to Being a Successful Medical Student   John V. L. Sheffield     3
Day-to-Day Inpatient Skills   John V. L. Sheffield     6
Day-to-Day Outpatient Skills   John V. L. Sheffield     9
Communicating with Patients   Lisanne R. Burkholder     12
Ethics in Medicine   Kelly Fryer-Edwards     16
Practical Skills for the Medical Student   Douglas S. Paauw   Lisanne R. Burkholder   Mary B. Migeon   Dawn E. DeWitt   Andrea A. Chun   Ernie-Paul Barrette   Linda E. Pinsky   Siang Y. Soh   Abhijit P. Limaye     23
Patients Presenting with a Symptom, Sign, or Abnormal Lab Value     55
Abdominal Pain   Lisanne R. Burkholder     57
Anemia   Deborah L. Greenberg     68
Chest Pain   Thomas O. Staiger     76
Cough   Dawn E. DeWitt     86
Chronic Nonmalignant Pain   Matthew F. Hollon     93
Diarrhea   Deborah L. Greenberg     101
Dizziness and Syncope   C. Scott Smith     109
Dyspepsia   Melissa M. Hagman     118
Dyspnea   Thomas O. Staiger   George Novan     126
Ear, Nose, and Throat Symptoms   Karna Gendo     134
Fatigue   Sarah L. Clever     140
Gastrointestinal Bleeding   Lisanne R. Burkholder   Douglas S. Paauw     147
Headache   Linda E. Pinsky     154
Healthy Patients   Linda E. Pinsky   John V. L. Sheffield     163
Joint and Muscular Pain   Mary B. Migeon     173
Low Back Pain   Mary B. Migeon     185
Lower Extremity Pain, Swelling, and Ulcers   Heidi S. Powell     193
Lymphadenopathy   Ernie-Paul Barrette     203
Sleep Disorders   Eliza L. Sutton     211
Patients Presenting with a Known Condition     219
Cardiology   Anneliese M. Schieyer   Dawn E. DeWitt   Caroline S. Rhoads   Karen Stout     121
Dermatology   Barak Gaster     259
Endocrinology   Timothy C. Evans   Dawn E. DeWitt   Kim O'Connor   Bradley D. Anawalt   Anne Eacker     312
Gastroenterology   Lisanne R. Burkholder    Christopher Knight     312
Geriatrics   Jeffrey I. Wallace     331
Hematology and Ontology   Keith D. Eaton   Heidi S. Powell   Alexander D. Schafir     343
Infectious Diseases   Henry Rosen   Douglas S. Paauw   Melissa M. Hagman   Mary B. Migeon   Lisanne R. Burkholder     371
Nephrology   Douglas S. Paauw   Lisanne R. Burkholder   Dawn E. DeWitt   Mary B. Migeon     426
Neurology   Genevieve L. Pagalilauan   Eric E. Kraus     463
Palliative Care   Melissa M. Hagman     483
Psychiatry   Mary B. Migeon     487
Pulmonary Diseases   Karna Gendo   Robert R. Kempainen   Lindsey S. Klaff     496
Rheumatology   Douglas S. Paauw   Gregory C. Gardner   Lisanne R. Burkholder     521
Substance Abuse   Douglas S. Paauw   Amy Baernstein     544
Women's Health   Heidi S. Powell   Anne Eacker   Mary B. Laya   Eliza L. Sutton   Mary B. Migeon     556
Practice Examination     583
Appendices      615
Important Drug Side Effects     615
Common Drug-related Changes in Electrolytes and Glucose     617
Frequently Used Medical Equations     618
Common Normal Laboratory Test Values     619
Index     621
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