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Doody's Review ServiceReviewer: Vanessa Carroll, MD (Ochsner Clinic Foundation)
Description: This is a set of 200 easy-to-use, case-based cards designed to focus on fundamental topics in pediatrics. Each subject is concisely explored through clinical findings, diagnostic testing, differential diagnosis, treatment, and prognosis.
Purpose: These cards make for an excellent supplement to the book, Current Diagnosis and Treatment: Pediatrics, 21st edition, Hay et al. (McGraw-Hill, 2012). The flashcards present key pediatric topics in a simple yet efficient format that allows for portable, self-directed testing.
Audience: These are wonderful learning tools for medical students and pediatric residents. They also can prove helpful to physicians who want to refresh their knowledge in specific areas.
Features: Overall, the cards address 200 key pediatric topics though clinical vignettes and questions. The vignettes and questions on one side of the study flashcards allow readers to test their knowledge of common pediatric conditions and concepts frequently addressed on board exams. Specific, high-yield information relating to the condition or concept is found on the reverse side of the cards.
Assessment: These are a wonderful resource for busy medical students and residents who need quick, efficient access to key topics they will encounter on the wards or in clinic. They are well structured and provide high-yield information in an easy to read format. They allow for on-the-spot learning which can be stopped and started easily, and are an excellent companion to the book.