Reviewer: Sally Ling, M.D.;FACP (University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine)
Description: This pocket reference is packed with information that is important for medical students and interns on a day-to-day basis. It is rich with practical information that might otherwise be located in different manuals.
Purpose: The book consists of information and skills that medical students should become familiar with in the course of their rotations in internal medicine or family medicine. It strives to cover the most frequently asked basic management questions. It is very helpful to have a pocket resource that is so inclusive.
Audience: Medical students and other healthcare providers beginning their clinical rotations are the intended audience. The fundamental information is important for all clinicians to master, thus the book serves housestaff quite well also.
Features: It covers history and physical examination, laboratory diagnoses and interpretation of tests including imaging studies, bedside procedures, critical care, commonly used medications, and much more.
Assessment: This book continues to be a favorite among medical students and housestaff for good reason. This update to the 2004 edition provides current information.