Medical and surgical Oxford handbooks are available - and searchable - on Google Books

Medical and surgical Oxford handbooks are available - and searchable - on Google Books http://bit.ly/mWmju

I remember Oxford Handbook of Clinical Medicine (OHCM) since its first edition and it looks it has only gotten better. When preparing for USMLE several years ago, I used to refer to OHCM and First Aid for USMLE often and it helped - my scores were 96, 97, 93 on USMLE 1, 2 and 3 (99 is the maximum). The study plan was based on those handbooks, "regular" textbooks, self-made notes, mnemonics and mind maps. It was surprising how long the effect lasted -- my in-service exams scores during the internal medicine residency were 98, 96, 98 during PGY 1, 2 and 3 respectively, and I did not need to study more than 2 weeks to pass ABIM.

Scores are nothing without sound clinical judgment, of course. OHCM was the handbook that I found most useful and reader-friendly. It goes beyond being simply a medical handbook, for a start, it often reminds you that patients are much more than "strokes" or "pneumonias" and there is more to life than medicine. The section Thinking About Medicine -- Your Inner Peace on ClinicalCases.org is named after the first chapter of OHCM.

Oxford handbook of clinical medicine (OHCM), mini edition, is on Google Books http://bit.ly/bQokn - try the search:



Thinking about medicine from Mini Oxford handbook of clinical medicine By Murray Longmore, Ian Wilkinson, Supraj R. Rajagopalan:



First Aid for the USMLE step 1 (also step 2 and 3) is also searchable on Google Books http://bit.ly/qNgvB



Nine facts you may not know about the Oxford Handbook of Clinical Medicine (OHCM) http://buff.ly/1crUrgA

Image source: Image source: UnboundMedicine.com.
Updated: 08/21/2009

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