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    Books for clinicals??

    So what kind of books are you guys reading during each respective rotation? Also how much time do you get to read? I've heard some crazy horror stories about working 60 hrs a week plus reading when you get home haha. Thanks.
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    Did you guys use your pda/smart phones a lot? I know some US programs make it mandatory to have one during their clinical rotations.. Do they really make life that much sweeter? I'm debating between Chabert and St Vincents - do you guys know what apps they frequently use over there?

    Along the same lines, what books did you guys see most of the folks around you carrying in their pockets? I've heard over at Chabert, they use the Mass Gen Handbook extensively...anything else (besides Surgical Recall) you've seen students/physicians use?

    Lastly, I was recommended Bakerman's Lab Data, Care of the Medical Patient by Ferri and Consult Manuel of IM by Rosen from some friends outside of MUA....have you guys heard of them/seen people use them?

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    I use pda stuff constantly, as explained above, but I haven't seen anyone else except maybe 20% of physicians who use only Epocrates on Ipod. I suspect people don't use pda's as textbooks because they don't look as serious, hard-core, bad-*** when trying to impress others. At any rate, students don't use pdas much at all. The 3 books used the most are Maxwells, Mass General red book, Tarascon Pharmacopeia. I'd say those 3 books would cover anything you need to quickly look up facts for. For depth, or explanation of tests, indicatiosn for procedures, you'll need other stuff.

    Never heard of the last books you mentioned. It's always worth it to spend the 30 or 40$ and try em out, they all have something to offer, and as you do so, you find the style that works for you. Constanly, something I like, other's can't use, and vice versa. I will say having refferences in your pocket is worth the trouble, and most med students pocket's are bulging with something. I think that's the main thing, just make sure you look busy and serious.

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    If you're a medical student, you should understand that gaining clinical experience is essential for everyone who is going to become a doctor or any other medical worker. Hence, relevant literature must be read in order to understand what will be required from you and in what way you can succeed during your academic years. If you can't find good books on clinical medicine, here are some of the best ones I've found: "250 Cases of Clinical Medicine" by Kasfiki, Kelly and Folwell; "Clinical Communication Skills for Medicine" by Lloyd, Bor & Noble; and "***** and Clark's Clinical Medicine".

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    I agree that books are good. . That last post was 2010. Glad to hear about the good book recc's. All the best Alfiehurst.
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