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From The CriticsReviewer: Heather Huang, MD (University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health)
Description: This is an updated board review book designed for clinicians studying for the American Board of Internal Medicine certifying exam. This update expands upon the 2008 edition with additional material on psychiatry, dermatology, and ophthalmology
Purpose: The book seeks to summarize everything you need to know for certification or recertification for internal medicine boards.
Audience: It is written for any clinician or resident who plans on taking the American Board of Internal Medicine certification or recertification exam.
Features: A chapter on studying and test-taking strategies begins the book. It then dives right in to the various aspects of internal medicine, covering all subspecialty fields. It combines bulleted text with hundreds of illustrations, tables, and diagrams. This edition also comes with access to a web site with the full text, practice questions, and a practice test.
Assessment: Any clinician or resident will find this review a valuable tool while they prepare for board certification or recertification. It makes appropriate use of illustrations. Tables and charts highlight need-to-know points and are presented in a comparative way that allows readers to easily identify distinguishing features of various diseases. Numerous color photographs assist with understanding disease pathology. Online access is comprehensive with the searchable full text, a simulation exam, and practice questions.