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    Clerkship/Rotation Books - Must have's?

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    Could anyone please make recommendations as to the books that are must have's for rotations or what most people use..(e.g. Clerkship pocket guides, if any, shelf exam prep, Step 2 prep)? Thanks!

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    Medicine- Step up to medicine +/- case files
    OB/GYN- Blueprints +/- Case files
    Psych- FA for psych clerkship
    Surgery- NMS casebook
    Peds- ?Blueprints, ?Case files, no one definitive source

    Supplement all with a Qbank. Personally, I got UW at the beginning of 3rd and reset when step 2 came around. If you tend to remember questions, then Rx or Kaplan will suffice.

    Step 2 CS- FA for CS
    Step 2 CK- UW + Step up to Medicine + Review book of choice for other subjects (MTB, FA, SUTS2). If IM is your last core before step 2 then you might be able to get away with just a review book.

    On the wards: i kept boards + wards on me for down time (secrets is another option), your choice of epocrates (or app of choice) or pocket guide (washington manual or whatever), extra pens you don't care about getting stolen, trauma sheers, tape, penlight, ob wheel (on ob-gyn and family)

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    What Phur pretty much said.

    Surgery I enjoyed having the Surgical Recall book. Be sure to read First Aid for Step 2, the blueprints were the best for your shelf exams I thought for most of the subjects.

    Though if anything, I would get a subscription to uptodate and epocrates. Read up on whatever case you are seeing. One of my friends, an OB chief just complained to me none of her students understand what, "you should read up on it" means. What it means is you go read the heck out of it backwards and forwards and be prepared to present it the next day.
    Posterior Fornix.

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