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05-13-2009, 01:26 AM
Does any one know of relatively good textbook for internal rotation( 3rd yr) other than Harrison's? I would appreciate your suggestions.
Sara Kj 2010
05-13-2009, 07:30 AM
If you bought the PDA you can get something like 5 minute consult after seeing a patient (or a slew or other reference software).
Something myself and a lot of my classmates did was use uptodate as a reference as well. Although sometimes (I found) it can go into a lot of detail for treatments it's a great starting point.
I hope that helps a bit.
05-13-2009, 07:49 AM
I should have added that I only bought 2 books during medical school. So if you're the type of learned who really would prefer a text book I'm a bad person to be giving advice!
You probably have Harrison's already or don't want to use it so I won't recommend Cecil's...
Here's what I'll be using:
Current Medical Diagnosis and Treatment,
Step Up to medicine,
Up To Date (this is usually complete and more current than a textbook)
hope this helps...
05-13-2009, 09:20 AM
Case Files for Internal Medicine is an excellent book.
05-13-2009, 09:24 AM
There's actually a little red handbook thing I'd recommend. Lots of my classmates had it. It was pretty stellar for the wards. I just can't remember the name of it, haha.
05-13-2009, 10:46 AM
the little red book is essential -- its called "pocket medicine" by sabatine. here's what it looks like:
about the textbook -- i used cecil's essentials of medicine... i found it really good, and WAY more concise than the proper cecil's or proper harrison's.
hope that helps!
05-13-2009, 01:40 PM
A lot of people use the pocket notebook series ...I didn't use it for internal but I did buy the one for emerg. The internal one is red (at least it was last year, it changes colours yearly I believe)
You will not be able to get through Harrisons or Cecils and wont want to lug it around with you and probably have online access to it anyway through your school. Better to buy a pocket book for the wards.
05-13-2009, 03:12 PM
you are great guys. Thanks for the tips. I make sure to get the red pocket book before the rotation.
05-13-2009, 09:33 PM
I found Advanced Medicine Recall to be a decent reference on the wards, but by no means is it a comprehensive resource.
05-14-2009, 01:14 AM
Even better than Pocket Medicine for the wards is Approach to Internal Medicine (see: http://medicine.aim.googlepages.com/ ). It has garnered quite a following here at UBC and for good reason - highly recommended.
Ya I bought both pocket medicine and approach to internal medicine and I think I like approach to internal medicine better. It is completely Canadian content so you don't have to worry about weird American units, and it is more thorough than pocket medicine. The good thing about pocket medicine is the approach is better: it really weeds out all the crap and focuses on what is most relevant in treating a condition. Unfortunately as medical students we tend to "need" the crap, so I only carry around my approach to internal medicine book. Sara that is what all the residents have at the TOH, you can buy it at the bookstore for $35 bones.
05-19-2009, 06:16 PM
Thanks for the tip.. i will go and check the book at the bookstore. Are you in french or english stream? We are from the same class.. that is funny.
2010 u of O
I'm from the English stream. I think somebody told me who you were but I can't remember. I think you and me are the only ones from meds10 that ever use these forums.
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