Pathophysiology / Edition 3

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Overview

PreTest is the medical student’s most dynamic weapon for acing the USMLE Step 1.

Great for course review and exams, too! Pathophysiology PreTest asks the right questions so you’ll know the right answers. Open it and start learning what’s on the test.

PreTest is the closest thing you can get to seeing the test before you take it.

This one-of-a-kind test prep guide helps you to:

*Get to know material on course exams and the USMLE Step 1

*Practice with 500 clinically-oriented multiple-choice questions

*Review key facts for exam success

*Build confidence, skills, and knowledge

There are plenty of answers out there. But only PreTest delivers the right questions.

STUDENT TESTED AND REVIEWED

“Some questions on the USMLE seemed to have come right out of my PreTest!”

—a medical student who recently passed the USMLE Step 1

The book contains black-and-white illustrations.

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Editorial Reviews

George M. Isaac
This is a well-organized book designed to help students recall the hard facts in pathophysiology. The purpose, according to the introduction and front and back covers, is to prepare medical students for pathophysiology for the USMLE Step 1. They can also use it to prepare for the NBME Subject Examination. The audience is medical students in their first and second year of medical education (basic sciences). The overall content of the book is adequate. The features that make this book attractive are its size, the references provided with the answers, and the section on High-Yield Facts. The entire book, with the exception of the section on High-Yield Facts, is based on questions and answers. Most of the items in this book are based on recall of facts rather than application of basic science knowledge or problem solving. There are also a number of X-type (simple true/false), C-type (A, B, or Both/Neither) and negative A-type (all of the following EXCEPT) items. These items are not representative of questions encountered on NBME Subject Examinations and the current USMLE Step examinations. Many of the items would be significantly improved if they were rewritten as short experimental or clinical vignettes. These vignettes could emphasize and test the student's ability to solve problems by applying basic science principles. The two chapters that are particularly strong in content and quality are "Nervous System and Neoplasia" and "Blood Disorders.<%REVIEW%>
From The Critics
Reviewer:George M. Isaac, MD(Loma Linda University)
Description:This is a well-organized book designed to help students recall the hard facts in pathophysiology.
Purpose:The purpose, according to the introduction and front and back covers, is to prepare medical students for pathophysiology for the USMLE Step 1. They can also use it to prepare for the NBME Subject Examination.
Audience:The audience is medical students in their first and second year of medical education (basic sciences).
Features:The overall content of the book is adequate. The features that make this book attractive are its size, the references provided with the answers, and the section on High-Yield Facts.
Assessment:The entire book, with the exception of the section on High-Yield Facts, is based on questions and answers. Most of the items in this book are based on recall of facts rather than application of basic science knowledge or problem solving. There are also a number of X-type (simple true/false), C-type (A, B, or Both/Neither) and negative A-type (all of the following EXCEPT) items. These items are not representative of questions encountered on NBME Subject Examinations and the current USMLE Step examinations. Many of the items would be significantly improved if they were rewritten as short experimental or clinical vignettes. These vignettes could emphasize and test the student's ability to solve problems by applying basic science principles. The two chapters that are particularly strong in content and quality are "Nervous System and Neoplasia" and "Blood Disorders."

3 Stars from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071434928
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
  • Publication date: 8/9/2004
  • Series: PreTest Basic Science Series
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 480
  • Sales rank: 648,205
  • Product dimensions: 0.61 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 5.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Maurice A. Mufson, MD

Professor and Chairman

Department of Medicine

Marshall University School of Medicine

Huntington, West Virginia

Dr. Mufson has been chairman of the Department of Medicine since the school was founded. He prepared the first two editions of Pathophysiology: PreTest by enlisting the help of his colleagues, who also participated in the preparation of the third edition of the book.

Frederick E. Sieber: Attending Physician and Chair, Department of Anesthesiology, Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center; Chairman and Director of Clinical Research, Department of Anesthesiology, Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center; Associate Professor, Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland

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Table of Contents

High-yield facts 1
Immune system 9
Genetic disease 29
Neoplasia and blood disorders 51
Infectious disease 71
Cardiovascular system 93
Pulmonary system 123
Renal system/nephrology 135
Gastroenterology 157
Liver disease 177
Thyroid and pituitary disorders 197
Reproductive system 217
Nervous system 237
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