How to Win

Author: Brad Snyder
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 9781426915826
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Medical

Facing the American Board of Surgery Certifying Exam is not merely taking another exam. Most surgeons are not exposed to the techniques of oral examinations or to the best methods to prepare for them. It is seemingly a game in which you have to ascertain the rules, but in reality it is no game. The stakes are high. Reading from sizeable textbooks, poorly-organized review books, and one-dimensional autobiographic example scenarios undeniably makes studying for this exam more stressful than fruitful. Knowing what is important and what is not is crucial when studying for this particular exam. The authors have learned how the challenges can be overcome; as a result, this book was written to include everything that you will need to successfully pass this critical exam. This guide provides pertinent pearls of wisdom quoted from others who have successfully taken the exam and includes: • One hundred and forty-five subjects of content, • Twenty-six bulleted descriptions of the most commonly probed surgical procedures, and, • Sixty-nine of the most commonly asked subjects over the last ten years stressed with invaluable example scenarios that show how content and technique should be employed synergistically.

Passing the General Surgery Oral Board Exam

Author: Marc A. Neff
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9781461476634
Release Date: 2013-08-20
Genre: Medical

Edited by Dr. Marc Neff, Passing the General Surgery Oral Board Exam, Second Edition helps candidates prepare for the General Surgery Oral Board Exam in a different way than other review books. In addition to covering concepts frequently addressed on the test, the review also alerts you to "common curveballs" and "strikeouts"– the unexpected problems or seemingly benign actions (or inactions) that could result in a missed diagnosis or misdiagnosis, and thus result in failure to pass the exam. Fully updated and expanded to reflect the many changes in standards of care, this unique study guide is the first to expose the potential traps and pitfalls of the exam by providing examples of how the questions may be asked and what not to say in response. Designed to be used in conjunction with medical textbooks and other study guides, Passing the General Surgery Oral Board Exam, Second Edition prepares candidates to think on their feet and answer exam questions confidently and accurately. It is an essential guide for surgical residents, fellows across the surgical subspecialties, and practicing surgeons who are board eligible.

Clinical Scenarios in Surgery

Author: Justin B. Dimick
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
ISBN: 9781451178456
Release Date: 2012-09-26
Genre: Medical

Clinical Scenarios in Surgery: Decision Making and Operative Technique presents 125 cases in all areas of general surgery: GI, breast, hepatobiliary, colorectal, cardiothoracic, endocrine, vascular, trauma, pediatric, critical care, and transplant. Each full-color case begins with a patient presentation and proceeds through differential diagnosis, diagnosis and treatment, surgical procedures, postoperative management, and a case conclusion. Each case includes key technical steps, potential pitfalls, take-home points, and suggested readings. The patient stories in these clinical scenarios provide context to faciliate learning the principles of safe surgical care. This book will be particularly useful for senior surgical residents and recent graduates as they prepare for the American Board of Surgery oral examination.

The Johns Hopkins ABSITE Review Manual

Author: Robert A. Meguid
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
ISBN: 9781469831664
Release Date: 2013-10-17
Genre: Medical

Written by Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine faculty and surgical residents, the second edition of The Johns Hopkins ABSITE Review Manual delivers comprehensive coverage of the American Board of Surgery In-Training Examination through two full-length practice tests. Both tests are based on actual key words from recent ABSITEs, and are accompanied by test review sections, which go over every practice test question and answer, providing rationales behind surgical decision-making. ABSITE-style question format familiarizes readers with the test’s presentation and content. This edition features twice the number of questions as in the previous edition, offering even more opportunities for self-paced review. Rationales for correct and incorrect responses help to identify the test-taker’s strengths and weaknesses. This book is ideal not only for those preparing for the ABSITE, but also for surgeons and residents studying for the general surgery qualifying exam and for all surgical residents seeking to review key topics during rotations.

General Surgery Board Review

Author: Michael S. Gold
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
ISBN: 039751851X
Release Date: 1999
Genre: Medical

Now in its thoroughly updated Third Edition, this study guide is indispensable for surgical residents and general surgeons preparing for the American Board of Surgery's certification and recertification examinations. The text is based on a Surgical Board Review course given annually by the Department of Surgery of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine/Montefiore Medical Center. Sample questions and answers are included. New questions in this edition cover the latest developments in surgical science and practice.

General Surgery Board Review

Author: Larry A. Scher
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
ISBN: 9781451153743
Release Date: 2012-11-06
Genre: Medical

Now in its thoroughly updated Fourth Edition, General Surgery Board Review is indispensable for surgical residents and general surgeons preparing for the American Board of Surgery’s certification and recertification examinations. This study guide maintains the core features that have made it one of the most popular board review books in the field, including questions and answers after each chapter and succinct but detailed reviews of all topic areas found on the ABSITE and certification exam. There’s a new chapter on bariatric surgery and minimally invasive procedures.

Complications in Surgery

Author: Michael W. Mulholland
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
ISBN: 9781451153699
Release Date: 2012-11-13
Genre: Medical

Complications in Surgery, Second Edition offers authoritative recommendations for preventing and managing complications in all current general surgery procedures. The opening sections discuss institutional risk management issues and risks common to all operations, such as wound healing problems, infection, shock, and complications in immunosuppressed patients. Subsequent sections focus on complications of specific procedures in thoracic, vascular, gastric, endocrine, breast, and oncologic surgery, as well as organ transplantation and pediatric surgery. This edition includes new information on surgical quality assessment and patient safety and updated information in the organ-specific chapters.

Operative Dictations in General and Vascular Surgery

Author: Jamal J. Hoballah
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9783319447971
Release Date: 2017-07-25
Genre: Medical

This text is a fully updated and revised third edition of a highly successful text. The format of this text is unique and has been very successful. A total of 286 short chapters organized into 24 Sections provide operative dictation templates for all of the common and the vast majority of the uncommon and even rare operations performed by general and vascular surgeons. Each chapter also provides a succinct synopsis of the operation through bullet-ed lists which include Indications, Essential Steps, Note these Variations, and Complications. The book thus serves two purposes: these operative dictation templates can be used verbatim when dictating the operative note for a procedure; and the book provides ready reference to the trainee going into the operating room to do the procedure for the first time, or to someone preparing for their Board examinations. Space for notes allows surgeons to personalize the book and turn it into a resource unique to their situation. Fully updated and expanded, Operative Dictations in General and Vascular Surgery, Third Edition includes significant additions that include flexible endoscopic procedures (now recognized as a core part of general surgery training and practice), single incision laparoscopic cholecystectomy, and robotic approaches to the rectum. The endovascular procedures have been significantly expanded, as have the approaches to venous disease and to A-V fistula creation. Operative Dictations in General and Vascular Surgery, Third Edition is intended for practicing surgeons, who may modify each template to reflect their own individual practice. It also serves as a concise reminder of essential steps in those operations that may be only rarely performed.

TOP KNIFE The Art Craft of Trauma Surgery

Author: Asher Hirshberg,
Publisher: tfm Publishing Limited
ISBN: 9781903378922
Release Date: 2004-10-01
Genre: Medical

This book will help you take a badly wounded patient to the operating room, organize yourself and your team, do battle with some vicious injuries and come out with the best possible result. It is a practical guide to operative trauma surgery for residents and registrars, for general surgeons with an interest in trauma, and for isolated surgeons operating on wounded patients in military, rural or humanitarian settings. A surgical atlas may show you what to do with your hands but not how to think, plan and improvise. Here you will find practical advice on how to use your head as well as your hands when operating on a massively bleeding trauma patient. The first part of this book presents some general principles of trauma surgery. The second part is about trauma surgery as a contact sport. Here we show you how to deal with specific injuries to the abdomen, chest, neck and peripheral vessels. The single most important lesson we hope you will derive from this book is to always keep it simple because, in trauma surgery, the simple stuff works.

First Aid for the ABSITE

Author: Jennifer LaFemina
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071643222
Release Date: 2008-08-31
Genre: Medical

The resident-to-resident insider's guide to ABSITE success Written by residents from top surgery programs who aced the American Board of Surgery In-Training Exam, and edited by Tao Le, author of First Aid for the USMLE Step 1 and numerous other First Aid titles, First Aid for the ABSITE covers all the must-know basic science AND clinical surgery topics in one total study package. Updated to reflect the newly reorganized ABSITE, this unique guide features high-yield information, illustrations, mnemonics, and clinical images great for initial review or last-minute cramming.

General Surgery ABSITE and Board Review

Author: Matthew J. Blecha
Publisher: McGraw-Hill/Appleton & Lange
ISBN: 007146431X
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Medical

Designed as a results-oriented study guide that delivers everything needed to improve knowledge, confidence and recall. Over 3000 rapid-fire questions cover all topics on the ABSITE and general surgery board exams.

Sabiston Textbook of Surgery Board Review

Author: Courtney M. Townsend
Publisher: W B Saunders Company
ISBN: 0721604838
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Medical

A study tool offering preparation for in-service and national qualifying exams. Readers can assess and expand their knowledge with more than 1000 review questions, including answers and complete rationales. Page references to Sabiston Textbook of Surgery, 17th Edition make it easy to consult the definitive resource for additional information on any subject.

The Book of R

Author: Tilman M. Davies
Publisher: No Starch Press
ISBN: 9781593277796
Release Date: 2016-07-16
Genre: Computers

The Book of R is a comprehensive, beginner-friendly guide to R, the world’s most popular programming language for statistical analysis. Even if you have no programming experience and little more than a grounding in the basics of mathematics, you’ll find everything you need to begin using R effectively for statistical analysis. You’ll start with the basics, like how to handle data and write simple programs, before moving on to more advanced topics, like producing statistical summaries of your data and performing statistical tests and modeling. You’ll even learn how to create impressive data visualizations with R’s basic graphics tools and contributed packages, like ggplot2 and ggvis, as well as interactive 3D visualizations using the rgl package. Dozens of hands-on exercises (with downloadable solutions) take you from theory to practice, as you learn: –The fundamentals of programming in R, including how to write data frames, create functions, and use variables, statements, and loops –Statistical concepts like exploratory data analysis, probabilities, hypothesis tests, and regression modeling, and how to execute them in R –How to access R’s thousands of functions, libraries, and data sets –How to draw valid and useful conclusions from your data –How to create publication-quality graphics of your results Combining detailed explanations with real-world examples and exercises, this book will provide you with a solid understanding of both statistics and the depth of R’s functionality. Make The Book of R your doorway into the growing world of data analysis.

Fire in My Eyes

Author: Brad Snyder
Publisher: Da Capo Press
ISBN: 9780306825156
Release Date: 2016-09-06
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

The inspiring story of Brad SnyderÕs journey from the Naval Academy to Afghanistan, from being blinded by an IED explosion to winning Paralympic gold Ê In Afghanistan, Lieutenant Brad Snyder had one of the worldÕs most dangerous jobs: to find and destroy enemy bombs, as an elite US Navy Special Operations warrior. On September 7, 2011, the former Naval Academy captain of the swim team stepped on an improvised explosive device while helping save the lives of his patrolÕs Afghan counterparts. The subsequent explosion left Snyder permanently blind. Through unrelenting pain, hard work, and dedication, Snyder qualified for the US Paralympic Team and on September 7, 2012Ñone year to the day after suffering his devastating injuryÑhe won a gold medal in menÕs swimming for Team USA in London. Brad SnyderÕs journey from darkness to light embodies the courage of AmericaÕs new ÒGreatest GenerationÓ and serves as an inspiration to all of us.