Key Features

  • Uses bulleted lists, tables, short answers, and a highly detailed index to expedite reference.
  • Provides tips and “secrets” from top-performing students and residents, ensuring relevance and practicality.
  • Covers all of the information you will need to stay completely current and transition smoothly to the clinical setting.
  • Includes a list of the “Top 100 Secrets” to keep in mind during a rotation or residency.
  • Features a compact, trim size (5 1/4" x 8 1/2") for enhanced portability.
  • Makes information easier to find with a two-color page layout and “Key Points” boxes.
  • Contains a glossary of common medical abbreviations and 3 new appendices; history taking, neurological exam, and miscellaneous, for even more complete coverage.

Table of Contents

1 The U.S. Healthcare System, Mitesh S. Patel

2 The Emergency Department, Aditi Saxena

3 The Admissions Process, Mitesh S. Patel

4 Labs and Diagnostic Tests, Eric W. Schneider

5 Medical Documentation and Writing Orders, Javier A. Valle, Mitesh S. Patel, and Joseph D. Maratt

6 Rounds, Javier A. Valle

7 Consults, Derek K. Juang

8 Surgery, Stephen Y. Kang

9 Intensive Care Unit, Derek K. Juang and Mitesh S. Patel

10 The Discharge Process, Mitesh S. Patel

11 Outpatient Medicine, Nitin K. Gupta

12 Procedures, Derek K. Juang

Glossary: Common Abbreviations Used in Medicine

Appendix A History Taking, Derek K. Juang and Mitesh S. Patel

Appendix B Neurological Exam, Derek K. Juang and Mitesh S. Patel

Appendix C Miscellaneous, Derek K. Juang and Mitesh S. Patel


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