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    I'm starting in Sep and have a few questions regarding DPS:

    1. Do we really need the Bates Guide to Physical Examination book? If so, even though the hardcover 10th edition is the one required could I substitute the softcover 6th edition? It costs a lot less and weighs less.

    2. How often are we in the hospital for this course? How many sets of dress shirts/dress slacks should we bring with us? Do we have to wear a tie and whitecoat when in the hospital?

    Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lancelot View Post
    I'm starting in Sep and have a few questions regarding DPS:

    1. Do we really need the Bates Guide to Physical Examination book? If so, even though the hardcover 10th edition is the one required could I substitute the softcover 6th edition? It costs a lot less and weighs less.

    2. How often are we in the hospital for this course? How many sets of dress shirts/dress slacks should we bring with us? Do we have to wear a tie and whitecoat when in the hospital?

    Thanks.
    1. You can probably sub it with the 6th edition. The way to examine a patient hasn't changed much. You can also use youtube for the videos.
    2. When i was there, it was once or twice a semester, but that was because our class was so huge. Now that they've got the new hospital, there might be more times to go. And yes, you will need to wear a tie and your lab coat when you're in the hospital. (Same in 4th semester with ICM)

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    Most people never cracked the book, I did find it useful for reference. There are many available used, right on campus, current edition and otherwise. They set up a table of donated books for charity and there was a stack of Bates books for 30 EC each ($11 US)

    We went to the hospital 2 or 3 times last semester, 1 or 2 shirts, a tie and and slacks are fine. Although they tell you to bring a coat, all the doctors I shadowed did not want you to wear it. Also bear in mind only the first floor has air conditioning and if you are in operating theater you wear scrubs.

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    The book is a great reference, but it's not necessary to get an A in DPS

    I thought the lecture ppts were sufficient for that. Honestly, DPS questions are a bit subjective, so try and gauge what the department wants while taking Mini 1 or with any questions you may get from the profs before that.

    Good Luck!

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    Im currently in Med 3 but when we had dps 2 semester's ago, i didnt even get to go to the hospital! we currently have a class of about 200 students and barely 1/4 got to go to the hospital. they claimed they didnt get the immunization records of all the students but i def had all my paperwork in. go figure.

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    Back when i was on the island i didnt really open up bates. I would advise you guys to definitely take advantage of DPS in 1st semester and ICM in your 4th semester. During clinicals you are just thrown into the fire and the stuff I actually learned in those two classes are paying off. I'm also going to take step 2 cs in a month and you are going to have to perform those same manuevers you learn during class on the actual exam.

    Regarding Bates, I dont think you really need to buy that book. You can watch physical exam videos online which will be pretty much all you need. It will definately come in handy though in residency.

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    thanks for the help

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    Quote Originally Posted by DOCplucinski View Post

    NICE! who made that?
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    great link Doc..thanks!!
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