9781625231123

Dr. Pestana's Surgery Notes Top 180 Vignettes for the Surgical Wards

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  • ISBN13:

    9781625231123

  • ISBN10:

    1625231121

  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2015-07-07
  • Publisher: Kaplan Publishing
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Summary

Celebrated by medical students for over a decade, Dr. Pestana’s Surgery Notes is the highest-yield surgery review for the shelf and USMLE Step 2 CK exams.
Surgical clerkship allows senior medical students to develop clinical skills and gain a better understanding of surgical disease while caring for patients. But time in the wards is limited, and clerkship covers only a tiny sample of the surgical universe. Dr. Pestana’s Surgery Notes: Top 180 Vignettes for the Surgical Wards, by distinguished surgery instructor Dr. Carlos Pestana, contains the surgery knowledge you need to excel on the Surgery shelf exam and USMLE Step 2 CK.
  • Concise high-yield review of core surgery material
  • 180 vignettes for self-testing
  • Used by med students for over a decade
  • NEW: 7 feature boxes illuminating tricky surgical topics
  • Revised and fully up-to-date
  • Pocket-sized to carry with you in the wards
  • Amazon's #1 Best Seller in Emergency Medicine

Author Biography

Carlos Pestana, MD, PhD, is emeritus professor of surgery at the University of Texas Medical School at San Antonio. Ranked #1 in his medical school class, Dr. Pestana has a doctorate in surgery from the University of Minnesota and did a 5-year surgical residency at the Mayo Clinic. He has received over 40 teaching awards and prizes for teaching excellence. In the early 1990s he was a member of the Comprehensive Part II Committee of the National Board of Medical Examiners that designed what is now the clinical component of the USMLE Step 2 exam. Dr. Pestana is also the author of Fluids and Electrolytes in the Surgical Patient, which has been translated into Spanish, Italian, and Greek.

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