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Doody's Review ServiceReviewer: Sally Ling, M.D.;FACP(University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine)
Description: This board review, in its fourth edition, covers all major subspecialty areas in internal medicine. Each chapter is followed by clinical vignettes with board style questions and discussions.
Purpose: This serves as an excellent update for all internists who are preparing for certification and recertification examinations.
Audience: The book is written for all physicians preparing for the examinations. The editors and contributors from the Cleveland Clinic are certainly authoritative in their fields. Additionally, there are renowned contributors from other institutions.
Features: Each chapter provides a review of key knowledge elements with use of bullets, tables and flow charts. Review exercises or case discussions at the end of each chapter highlight the main points. A board simulation with 205 questions concludes the book.
Assessment: This book, which serves as the syllabus for the board review course given by the Cleveland Clinic, facilitates an organized, productive, self study program whether for exam preparation or fine tuning of the practicing physician's knowledge base.