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How I Got Through Medical School (With My Clinical Friends)

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Macleod's Clinical Examination: With STUDENT CONSULT Online Access, 12e
Macleod's Clinical Examination: With STUDENT CONSULT Online Access, 12e
"Quite a thorough introduction to clinical examination. There are a few books out there, and they're all pretty similar."
Lecture Notes on Clinical Skills
Lecture Notes on Clinical Skills
"I found this really really useful. It goes through all the examinations concisely but thoroughly, including all the little things to look for to make your examination complete."
Kumar and Clark Clinical Medicine
Kumar and Clark Clinical Medicine
"For reference only. Use it to make notes on the really important diseases, like hypertension and heart failure."
Oxford Handbook of Clinical Medicine (Oxford Handbooks Series)
Oxford Handbook of Clinical Medicine (Oxford Handbooks Series)
"This is about the right sort of detail for finals, and you can take it on the wards. Every medical student has a copy."
Lecture Notes: Psychiatry
Lecture Notes: Psychiatry
"In fact, the whole Lecture Notes series is BRILLIANT (I used them for Haematology, Cardiology, etc). Perfect amount of detail - not too much, not too little, but like Goldilocks' porridge, just right."
The ECG Made Easy, 7e
The ECG Made Easy, 7e
"This is not a great book. However, unless you know a really friendly Cardiology reg (who are few and far between in any case), there is no other way to master the humble ECG."
Big Brain Academy (Nintendo DS)
Big Brain Academy (Nintendo DS)
"You gotta exercise your brain."
Illustrated Textbook of Paediatrics: With STUDENT CONSULT Online Access
Illustrated Textbook of Paediatrics: With STUDENT CONSULT Online Access
"Everything you need to know about Paeds. And then some."
Pocket Essentials of Paediatrics
Pocket Essentials of Paediatrics
"As above but much more concise; perfect if you're doing a Paeds elective."
Essential Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Essential Obstetrics and Gynaecology
"I'm pretty sure I used this, but it's not very memorable. Try a library copy."
Pocketbook of Orthopaedics and Fractures, 2e (Churchill Pocketbooks)
Pocketbook of Orthopaedics and Fractures, 2e (Churchill Pocketbooks)
"Nifty little Orthopod book. Learn your eponyms! Also, Surgical Talk has a good section on Orthopaedics (check out my Medical Finals Survival Guide List)."
Radiology Casebook for Medical Students, Second Edition
Radiology Casebook for Medical Students, Second Edition
"Brilliant way to test your radiograph interpretation skills, and to brush up if those skills are lacking."
British national formulary: v. 54
British national formulary: v. 54
"The BNF is not just for reference - you can study from it too. For example, check out the section on antihypertensives - it gives some pretty useful advice. Same for antibiotics, antiepileptics, etc."
Oxford Handbook of Clinical Specialties (Oxford Handbooks Series)
Oxford Handbook of Clinical Specialties (Oxford Handbooks Series)
"Covers the more minor subjects like ENT and Ophthalmology quite well. Psychiatry section is rubbish though. I find the Oxford Handbooks tend to be quite wishy-washy, for a "concise" text!"
ABC of Breast Diseases (ABC Series)
ABC of Breast Diseases (ABC Series)
"I despise the ABC series (as well as "At a glance" and "Crashcourse" - this isn't preschool); however, the Breast book does the job. (For everything else, if you need concise, use the Lecture Notes)."
100 Cases in Clinical Medicine
100 Cases in Clinical Medicine
"Very readable; makes you feel like a doctor to hold it."
Littmann Select Stethoscopes Burgundy
Littmann Select Stethoscopes Burgundy
"Well you can hardly get through medical school without one of these! I happen to like burgundy, but it's a personal choice."
Pocket Essentials of Clinical Medicine
Pocket Essentials of Clinical Medicine
"This book is quite comforting - not too much detail, pretty colours, even smells nice! Enjoy!"
Introduction to Clinical Examination
Introduction to Clinical Examination
"This is a good little book to carry on the wards with you to jog your memory for clinical examinations. Fits in your pocket. You'll need something more thorough to prepare for OSCEs though."
Data Interpretation for Medical Students
Data Interpretation for Medical Students
"Really clever book. Once you've read this you'll have no trouble interpreting blood results etc."
Communication Skills for Final MB: A Guide to Success in the OSCE, 1e
Communication Skills for Final MB: A Guide to Success in the OSCE, 1e
"There are things you need to learn for comm skills, just like in any other subject in medical school. That's why it's such a large part of the curriculum these days - some docs can't communicate."