Underground Clinical Vignettes Step 1 Bundle / Edition 5

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Overview

Completely revised by new authors, the Underground Clinical Vignettes Step 1 Bundle, Fifth Edition consists of nine books dedicated to clinical vignettes in all subjects tested on the USMLE Step 1:

  • Anatomy
  • Behavioral Science
  • Biochemistry
  • Microbiology I (Virology, Immunology, Parasitology, Mycology)
  • Microbiology II (Bacteriology)
  • Pathophysiology I (Pulmonary, Ob/Gyn, ENT, Hem/Onc)
  • Pathophysiology II (GI, Neurology, Rheumatology, Endocrinology)
  • Pathophysiology III (CV, Dermatology, GU, Orthopedics, General Surgery, Peds)
  • Pharmacology

Each book presents 100 patient cases designed specifically to prepare students for clinical vignettes on the USMLE Step 1. Each case proceeds from chief complaint through diagnostic workup and treatment and includes buzzwords in history taking, physical examination, laboratory tests, imaging, and pathology.

The Fifth Edition cases give greater emphasis to pathogenesis, epidemiology, differential diagnosis, management, and complications and include radiologic images, photographs, tables, and algorithms. A new two-page format encourages students to read the case presentation and formulate an initial diagnosis before turning the page for the answer. Each book ends with twenty all-new board-format questions and answers.

If you buy the 9 books together as a bundle, you'll save approximately 20% and get free access to an online question bank on thePoint, including all the questions from the 9 print books plus 20 additional new questions per volume, for a total of over 350 questions—the same number as the actual USMLE Step 1 exam.

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Editorial Reviews

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Reviewer: Vincent F Carr, DO, MSA, FACC, FACP (Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences)
Description: This set of nine books provides case history format preparation for part I of the United States Medical Licensure Examination (USMLE) usually taken by second year medical students. The set includes volumes on anatomy; biochemistry; pharmacology; two on microbiology; three on pathophysiology; and behavioral science. The books have a unique two-page format with the case presented on the first page, and the differential, discussion, and treatment on the second page, allowing the reader to think about the case before comparing answers. The previous edition was published in 2005.
Purpose: The authors intend this to be a review in preparation for step 1 of the USMLE without mimicking the actual exam vignettes. It is a very worthy purpose as after two years of basic science study, students can use this to orient themselves to the general principles of what the examination is looking toward. The authors have done a very good job of presenting a variety of representative cases, and admittedly do not present real patients.
Audience: This is a set of books for medical students, with limited use by residents or attending physicians not involved in teaching medical students. It has some illustrations, but is not complete enough to make it useful for preparing for certification boards.
Features: Each volume has 100 cases covering typical subjects that should be understood by students after completion of their preclinical years. The index is quite complete, but specific references would be a useful addition for students who may have additional questions. The illustrations are black and white, which does not project skin lesions or microscope pathology pictures very well.
Assessment: These books have utility for medical students preparing for step I of the USMLE boards, but are of limited use beyond that. With color illustrations and the addition of references, their use could be expanded to residents, etc. There are a number of such reviews on the market, and the limitations of this one prevent it from being a worthwhile addition to one's library.
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Reviewer: Vincent F Carr, DO, MSA, FACC, FACP(Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences)
Description: This set of nine books provides case history format preparation for part I of the United States Medical Licensure Examination (USMLE) usually taken by second year medical students. The set includes volumes on anatomy; biochemistry; pharmacology; two on microbiology; three on pathophysiology; and behavioral science. The books have a unique two-page format with the case presented on the first page, and the differential, discussion, and treatment on the second page, allowing the reader to think about the case before comparing answers. The previous edition was published in 2005.
Purpose: The authors intend this to be a review in preparation for step 1 of the USMLE without mimicking the actual exam vignettes. It is a very worthy purpose as after two years of basic science study, students can use this to orient themselves to the general principles of what the examination is looking toward. The authors have done a very good job of presenting a variety of representative cases, and admittedly do not present real patients.
Audience: This is a set of books for medical students, with limited use by residents or attending physicians not involved in teaching medical students. It has some illustrations, but is not complete enough to make it useful for preparing for certification boards.
Features: Each volume has 100 cases covering typical subjects that should be understood by students after completion of their preclinical years. The index is quite complete, but specific references would be a useful addition for students who may have additional questions. The illustrations are black and white, which does not project skin lesions or microscope pathology pictures very well.
Assessment: These books have utility for medical students preparing for step I of the USMLE boards, but are of limited use beyond that. With color illustrations and the addition of references, their use could be expanded to residents, etc. There are a number of such reviews on the market, and the limitations of this one prevent it from being a worthwhile addition to one's library.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780781763622
  • Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
  • Publication date: 6/28/2007
  • Series: Underground Clinical Vignettes Series
  • Edition description: Fifth Edition
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 2304
  • Product dimensions: 9.30 (w) x 11.70 (h) x 4.60 (d)

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