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by Norman Snow

eBook Surgery: PreTest Self-Assessment and Review download ISBN: 0071235809
Author: Norman Snow
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Medical; 9th edition (November 1, 2003)
Language: English
ePub: 1324 kb
Fb2: 1787 kb
Rating: 4.3
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Category: Medics
Subcategory: Medicine

The strength of this book is that it provides a variety of questions and the explanations are quite good (yes, there are typos- but they are obvious).

The strength of this book is that it provides a variety of questions and the explanations are quite good (yes, there are typos- but they are obvious). My exam just had wayyyy too many nuanced questions that were beyond the scope of this book.

Norman Snow is Professor and Surgery Clerkship Director at the University of Illinois-Chicago School of Medicine. Close X. Learn about new offers and get more deals by joining our newsletter.

Medicine: PreTest" asks the right questions so you'll know the right answers. A medical student who recently passed the USMLE Step 2. show more.

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I (a medical student) was using this book to study for my shelf exam in surgery and I couldn't believe how many mistakes there were in the answers section! Many of the explanations of the questions would clearly seem to say that the answer was, for example, (A) but then the answer listed would be (D). I assume these were all printing errors or something like that. The book did help but I am sure there are other question books out there that may be better.

dents and surgical trainees, covering preclinical and clini-. cal aspects of general surgery and the surgical. With more than 500 questions and detailed. answers, each supported by a reference, this book is a great. tool to prepare for exams or just help the learning process. during formal studies.

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King; John A. Chabot; Peter . . Each book in the Clinical Science Series contains 500 multiple-choice questions that conform in difficulty and format to licensing exams. They also contain explanations referenced to current texts, as well as numerous illustrations and a complete bibliography.

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"Pre-Test[registered]" is the medical student's most dynamic weapon for mastering the USMLE Step 2. Great for course review and clinical rotations, too! "Medicine: PreTest" asks the right questions so you'll know the right answers. "PreTest[registered]" is the closest you can get to seeing the test before you take it.This one-of-a-kind test prep guide helps you: get to know material on the medicine shelf exam and the USMLE Step 2; practice with 500 clinical vignette-style questions and referenced answers; build confidence, skills, and knowledge; learn key facts. There are plenty of answers out there. But only "PreTest[registered]" delivers USMLE type questions, in USMLE format. Open this PreTest for: a format that simulates the exam; 500 board-type questions; referenced answers and explanations; material reviewed by recent. "The questions are a good review of some key internal medicine content that is appropriate for clerkship exams and general clinical practice." - A medical student who recently passed the USMLE Step 2.
Comments: (7)
Dobpota
Throughout med school I've found the best way to learn is to just do questions. This is a solid way to study for the surgery shelf. There are 500+ questions in this book, not every question is going to have a perfect explanation or be a broad based topic, but for the most part they hit the most tested topics. Yes, some questions can be nit picky, but who cares, just shrug and move on. If you use this in conjunction with Case Files and MAYBE First Aid Surgery you'll be pretty prepared for the shelf. Also, I bought this version as opposed to the newest version to save >$20, well worth it to me.
Fiarynara
In brief, I used the Ob-Gyn, Psychiatry, and Peds pre-tests for my shelf exams. Thus, I picked up a copy of this book to study for my surgery shelf. I was very disappointed.

Problems:
-This book beyond the level of a third- or fourth-year medical student. The questions are too detailed and esoteric. I think even a surgical intern or resident would have a hard time with these questions.

-Many of the explanations are convoluted, and there is no clear cut answer given in the actual explanation. I will echo the sentiment that the explanations seem contradictory, and you are often left wondering, "Why is my answer wrong then?" after reading an explanation.

I advise using the other PreTest books, but clearly this text is not worth your time.
Siratius
I don't normally write reviews for books but this was just inexcusable. I (a medical student) was using this book to study for my shelf exam in surgery and I couldn't believe how many mistakes there were in the answers section! Many of the explanations of the questions would clearly seem to say that the answer was, for example, (A) but then the answer listed would be (D). I assume these were all printing errors or something like that. Don't get me wrong, the explanations in this book are great and really helped, but it ended up taking me much longer than expected to go through the answers because I would really have to spend some time figuring out which answer was the REAL answer according to the explanation. And actually there was one explanation that was as far as I know completely wrong, but that may just be due to an outdated question.

In summary, really, with this being the 10th edition of Pretest Surgery, the number of errors in the answer section is really inexcusable. The book did help but I am sure there are other question books out there that may be better. While I generally like the pretest series, I would recommend waiting for the 11th Edition or get another book in this case. Using this book was just plain too annoying.
Perilanim
Pretest now has standalone programs of the books (not the cumbersome pdf files). It is interactive in that it lets you choose your answer and gives you immediate feedback with right and wrong choices (no need flipping through pages), allows you to review missed answers, randomize questions and answer choices. Basically, it's a lot like qbank for third year. I used the palm version for surgery and loved it because I always had my palm with me and could do questions while I was waiting for an attending to finally scrub into a case. You'd be surprised at how small little bits of time add up! I finished pretest while only doing questions at the hospital in less than two weeks.
Musical Aura Island
Full of headaches causing errors that waste your time. Very disappointed.
Keel
content was amazing- much more than what is tested on the actual shelf, but if you know pretest, you'll do very well on the shelf.
this book actually had more underlining in it than i expected, but none of the answers were marked so that was good.
better than case files for the NBME shelf
Cetnan
Although the questions sometimes get too detailed for purposes of Step 2 - type exams, the explanations are excellent and tend to cover more basic facts. This atones for the occasional question that states, "current research states ..." and puts it in the grasp of most medical students. This is a good book to cover (or at least sample) if you are taking NBMLE shelf exams.
I found many answers which were miskeyed as well as some that were confusing and internally contradictory. I even looked up some of the textbook references, and the answers weren't there either!