Lippincott's Illustrated Q&A Review of Anatomy and Embryology

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Lippincott's Illustrated Q&A Review of Anatomy and Embryology offers up-to-date, clinically relevant board-style questions—perfect for course review and board prep. Approximately 400 multiple-choice questions with detailed answer explanations cover frequently tested topics in anatomy and embryology, including clinical topics addressed in Moore, Clinically Oriented Anatomy and Sadler, Langman's Medical Embryology. Readers will find USMLE-style clinical vignette questions as well as content review questions. The book is heavily illustrated with anatomical images, clinical images that portray signs and symptoms, and radiological images including ultrasounds, PET scans, MRIs, CT scans, and X-rays.

Online access to the questions and answers on a companion website provides flexible study options.

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Table of Contents

  • Chapter 1 General Principles
  • Chapter 2 Early Development
  • Chapter 3 Thorax
  • Chapter 4 Abdomen
  • Chapter 5 Pelvis and Perineum
  • Chapter 6 Back
  • Chapter 7 Lower Limb
  • Chapter 8 The Upper Limb and Mammary Gland
  • Chapter 9 Head and Neck
  • Chapter 10 Cranial Nerves
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 18, 2010

    Buy this book if you want to do well on your shelf exam or board exam

    This book will help you with more than just your Anatomy course. I am a third year medical student who used this book prior to taking step one and I can honestly say that the questions in this book helped me get at least 15-20 questions correct and ultimately earn a score in the high 250's. There wasn't a single anatomy or embryology question on my board exam that I had not already encountered in this book. In fact there were multiple pathology questions that I was able to answer because I had seen them when going through this q&a style book.
    Do not be one of the people who blows off anatomy and embryology. While these sections don't make up a ton of questions on the exam, I believe that dominating them will help separate you from everyone else.
    The way this book is laid out is optimal for learning anatomy, embryology, and how to recognize both when given complex clinical scenarios. This book is challenging, but all answers (right or wrong) are thoroughly explained. Make sure to read all answer explanations, right or wrong, as this is where you will learn the most. Going through this book during your anatomy course in preparation for your final exam and again prior to step one will be of great benefit to whomever chooses to do so. Buy this book if you want to do well in these two subjects.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 8, 2013

    This was the most helpful book I've had in medical school. I fin

    This was the most helpful book I've had in medical school. I find the BRS books very overwhelming and labor intensive. This book is a much, much better alternative to preparing for both classroom exams and board/shelf exams. The questions simulate board-style questions and cover all of the high yield topics you need to do really well on an exam.  The answer explanations are extremely helpful in giving you a quick, high-yield summary of a topic.  I used this book alone to prepare for the NBME anatomy shelf exam and received my highest score yet. Highly recommend it!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 19, 2011

    The best Anatomy and Embryology question book around!

    Gross anatomy and Embryology are two of the most anxiety provoking subjects for most medical students that I know. A great knowledge base in these subjects in crucial for understanding the other courses in a medical school curriculum. Reinforcement of concepts that are present in Anatomy and Embryology courses is the best way to ensure thorough understanding and long-term retention of these subjects. Throughout my medical school career, I have not found a better book in Anatomy and Embryology that actively and concisely allows students to review these hard subjects.

    The book is organized into 10 chapters of ~ 50 questions. Each chapter presents USMLE board style Anatomy and Embryology questions of different anatomical divisions of the body. The questions are in vignette form and are identical to the questions in the NBME Anatomy and Embryology subject shelf exam and the USMLE Step 1 exam. Most questions have an associated anatomical figure ranging from drawings and diagrams to very high yield and high resolution CT, MR, XR, and angiograms. Every question has a detailed answer explanation for right AND wrong answers. The questions featured in this book also vary from basic concept that test high yield facts to complex 2nd and 3rd order questions that make the student connect concepts from different subjects to anatomy and embryology.

    I used this book to study and review clinical anatomy and embryology for my USMLE Step 1. I had about 25 gross anatomy/structure questions on my exam, and each one was on a concept that was presented in a similar question that was presented in this book! The sheer amount of radiological and pathological images that are in this book simulate the exam style perfectly. The difficulty of questions in this book are also match those of the USMLE/NBME exams well. I scored in the 260's on my Step 1 and I attribute my success in Anatomy and Embryology on that exam to this book.

    I recommend this book to anyone and everyone who wants a thorough and active review of Anatomy and Embryology and anyone who is taking an anatomy or embryology class. This book is quickly becoming a favorite among those at my school that are getting ready to take their USMLE Step 1 board exams and their NBME anatomy subject exams!

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