Surgery  A Competency-Based Companion - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9781416037477, 9781455723911

Surgery A Competency-Based Companion

1st Edition

With STUDENT CONSULT Online Access

Authors: Barry Mann
Paperback ISBN: 9781416037477
eBook ISBN: 9781455723911
Imprint: Saunders
Published Date: 1st May 2008
Page Count: 808

Table of Contents

1 How to Study This Book

Barry D. Mann MD

2 Medical Knowledge: The Foundation of Patient Care

Sandra Fine MBA and Thomas G. McCarter MD

3 Practice-Based Learning and Improvement

Mary Ann Hopkins MPhil, MD

Susan Kaiser MD, PhD and Leo A. Gordon MD

4 Interpersonal and Communication Skills

Jane Ruddell Esq, Stephanie R. Landmesser RN, CNOR, MSN, Daria Arcaro BA, Nicholas P. Lang MD, and Pamela A. Rowland PhD

5 Professionalism in Surgery

Joel C. Rosenfeld MD, MEd and Linda L. Blank

6 Systems-Based Practice

Stephen E. Gordon MBA, John R. Clarke MD, Stephen K. Klasko MD, MBA, Linnea S. Hauge PhD, and Barry D. Mann MD

7 How to Succeed on the Surgical Clerkship: Thoughts on Expectations, Feedback, and Stress

Kimberly D. Schenarts PhD and Paul J. Schenarts MD

8 The Resident as Teacher: Facilitating Student Success: Thoughts on Expectations, Feedback, and Stress

Paul J. Schenarts MD and Kimberly D. Schenarts PhD

9 The Art of Oral Presentation

Paul J. Schenarts MD and Mary Ann Hopkins MPhil, MD

Appendix 1: ACGME General Competencies

Appendix 2: Competency Assessment Forms

10 Radiology Tools for Abdominal Diagnosis

Anton Mahne MD, Andrew J. Curtin MD, and Harry G. Zegel MD

11 Right Lower Quadrant Pain in a 28-Year-Old Female (Case 1)

Barry D. Mann MD and Michael Belden MD

12 Right Upper Quadrant Pain in a 44-Year-Old Female (Case 2)

Joseph F. Golob MD and Christopher P. Brandt MD

13 Epigastric Pain in a 47-Year-Old Male (Case 3)

R. Matthew Walsh MD

14 Left Lower Quadrant Pain in a 67-Year-Old Male (Case 4)

Rebecca S. Evangelista MD



Designed to teach you to think like an experienced clinician, this unique resource places as much value on process as it does on content. A case-based organization hones in on the must-know differential diagnoses of the common surgical presentations. Its convenient pocket-sized format enables you to review the material on the go, and online access via Student Consult enhances your study of the material and exponentially boosts your reference power.

Key Features

  • Provides high-yield core information essential to surgical rotations in a portable, pocket-sized format.
  • Uses a color-coded system that places the core surgical information in a framework of the ACGME Core Competencies.
  • Offers self-assessment activities throughout to promote retention and application of knowledge, including access on line to your own competency-based portfolio tools and competency-specific learning modules (Vertical Reads).
  • Features ACGME Core Competencies enabling you to integrate evidence based medicine, continual self-assessment, and cognizance of interpersonal skills into your daily routine.
  • Includes features such as “Speaking Intelligently” and “Clinical Thinking” in each chapter to help you see the “big picture.”
  • Organizes the most common and must-know surgical signs/symptoms and disorders by presentation, making reference simple.
  • Presents “Teaching Visuals”—an interactive teaching device designed to reinforce visual concepts.
  • Equips you to perform a more in-depth review of surgical topics with “Clinical Entities” that are referenced to top surgical references.
  • Includes access to Student Consult at, where you'll find the complete text and illustrations of the book online, fully searchable "Integration Links" to bonus content in other Student Consult titles M&M form Self-Assessment Competency Log Professors Pearls that provide cases with questions and annotated answers Vertical Reads and much more!


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About the Authors

Barry Mann Author

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Surgery, Drexel Univeristy College of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA