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Designed to teach you to think like an experienced clinician, this unique resource places as much value on process as it does on content. A case-based organization hones in on the must-know differential diagnoses of the common surgical presentations. Its convenient pocket-sized format enables you to review the material on the go, and online access via Student Consult enhances your study of the material and exponentially boosts your reference power.

  • Provides high-yield core information essential to surgical rotations in a portable, pocket-sized format.
  • Uses a color-coded system that places the core surgical information in a framework of the ACGME Core Competencies.
  • Offers self-assessment activities throughout to promote retention and application of knowledge, including access on line to your own competency-based portfolio tools and competency-specific learning modules (Vertical Reads).
  • Features ACGME Core Competencies enabling you to integrate evidence based medicine, continual self-assessment, and cognizance of interpersonal skills into your daily routine.
  • Includes features such as “Speaking Intelligently” and “Clinical Thinking” in each chapter to help you see the “big picture.”
  • Organizes the most common and must-know surgical signs/symptoms and disorders by presentation, making reference simple.
  • Presents “Teaching Visuals”-an interactive teaching device designed to reinforce visual concepts.
  • Equips you to perform a more in-depth review of surgical topics with “Clinical Entities” that are referenced to top surgical references.
  • Includes access to Student Consult at, where you'll find the complete text and illustrations of the book online, fully searchable • "Integration Links" to bonus content in other Student Consult titles • M&M form • Self-Assessment Competency Log • Professors Pearls that provide cases with questions and annotated answers • Vertical Reads • and much more!

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