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Doody's Review ServiceReviewer: Vincent F Carr, DO, MSA, FACC, FACP (Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences)
Description: This review uses a bulleted format to present the most important to understand items when preparing for the internal medicine certification or recertification board examinations. The previous edition was published in 2010.
Purpose: The internal medicine faculty of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine has designed this book to help focus students on the accepted literature compared to what is published monthly in the overwhelming number of journals. The editors and contributors have produced a masterful collection of facts organized in a very readable format.
Audience: The stated audience is those preparing for the certification boards, but that is but a small proportion of those who may benefit from this book. It is also a tremendous reference, as the presentation makes it easy to locate the salient facts and comparisons.
Features: As with most board review books, a beginning section details how to take the test. Subsequent sections are organized in the usual organ system/subspecialty format. Each section is subdivided into the more common diagnoses encountered in an internal medicine practice, and as encountered on the board examination. Each diagnosis highlights the basic information (anatomy and physiology), clinical presentation, diagnosis and evaluation, treatment, and prevention. Numerous boxes, tables and figures highlight must-understand information to be successful in practice and on the boards. A full-text version on an accompanying website is very easy to navigate and includes full-color pictures and very good reproductions of radiographs.
Assessment: With its many clinical photos (not usually seen in other, similar books), this is clearly one of the best board reviews available. I highly recommend this for board review and as a desk reference for all involved in the practice of internal medicine.