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Table of Contents

1. Biostatistics

2. Biochemistry

3. Dermatology

4. Embryology

5. Microbiology

6. Immunology

7. Pharmacology and Toxicology

8. Cardiology

9. Endocrinology

10. Gastroenterology

11. Hematology and Oncology

12. Musculoskeletal/Rheumatology

13. Neurology

14. Psychiatry

15. Nephrology

16. Reproductive

17. Pulmonology


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About the authors

Theodore O'Connell

Affiliations and Expertise

Program Director, Family Medicine Residency Program, Kaiser Permanente Napa-Solano, Napa, California; Assistant Clinical Professor, Department of Community and Family Medicine; University of California, San Francisco, School of Medicine, San Francisco, California; Assistant Clinical Professor, Department of Family Medicine; David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA; Los Angeles, California

Ryan Pedigo

Affiliations and Expertise

Director, Undergraduate Medical Education, Department of Emergency Medicine, Harbor-UCLA Medical Center; Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles, California

Thomas Blair

Affiliations and Expertise

Resident Physician Emergency Medicine; Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles, California