McGraw-Hill Specialty Board Review Cardiology PDF
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Increasingly medical education and assessment is focusing on the clinicians ability to “connect-the-dots” across pieces of information (JAMA, 2009;302:1332–1333). Acquiring new information requires both verbatim memory and gist memory. Verbatim memory includes recollection of facts (for example. reversible causes of pericardial effusion) whereas gist memory involves interpretation (for example that the elevated TSH is due to hypothyroidism and may be the cause of a pericardial effusion and bradycardia). Experienced clinicians rely on such gist-based reasoning and their clinical reasoning is superior because they are able to recognize the gist of clinical symptoms. This book has been put together keeping this in mind.
They key goals of this book and the accompanying CD (containing over 600 questions) is to provide a comprehensive review of core cardiovascular medicine curriculum to enhance not only verbatim memory but also improve the ability to ‘connect the dots’ and thereby prepare the reader for certification and re-certification examinations in cardiology including the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) boards in cardiovascular medicine, British Cardiovascular Society/European Cardiac Society Knowledge Based Assessment Exam, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC) certification examination in cardiology, Fellow of Royal College of Australasian Physicians (FRACP) cardiology, Doctor of Medicine (DM) Cardiology and Diplomate of the National Board of Medicine (Cardiology).
This book should also be a valuable reference text for ABIM boards in Internal Medicine, Fellow of College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (FRCPSC) Internal Medicine certification exam, MD (General Medicine), MRCP (UK), MRCP (Ireland), FRACP internal medicine certification, Diplomate of the National Board of Medicine (General Medicine) and Postgraduate Diploma in Cardiology at various universities in the UK.
This book should be a valuable reference text for internists, family physicians, anesthesiologists, critical care physicians and nurses, cardiovascular nurse practitioners, nurses and physician assistants and all physician extenders with an interest in cardiovascular care.
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