Sunday, February 25, 2007

Books For Pediatrics Core Clerkship / Rotation And Shelf Exam

I just finished my pediatrics clerkship. For us, the rotation is set up with 2 weeks of neonatology, 2 weeks of ambulatory / outpatient clinics, and 1 month of inpatient care. At the end, we were required to take a pediatrics shelf exam. I think I did alright, but that test was looooong.

To prepare, I used Case Files, First Aid for Pediatrics, and Appleton & Lange Review for Pediatrics questions. They were all fairly helpful. I'm pretty sure I saw some questions from the A&L show up nearly verbatim on my shelf. If you're interested in any of those, check 'em out:



Updated 2020-02-28

Monday, February 05, 2007

Vikas Bhushan and Tao Le Bring You: First Aid For The Wards

So, I've been pretty MIA the past few weeks. Why, you ask? Well, I recently started my clinical rotations or clerkships. I have pediatrics first. It's been pretty fun so far. Our system is set up to have 2 weeks of neonatology, 2 weeks of outpatient clinics, and 1 month of inpatient. I have finished the neonatology / outpatient month and am now midway through the inpatient month. The kids have been surprisingly easy to work with and I haven't gotten sick yet... *crosses fingers*

In a future post, I'll discuss some resources that I have found useful, but for starting clinical rotations overall, First Aid for the Wards is pretty good. It gives you an overview of the hierarchy on the wards, how notes work, and common practices and diseases within each specialty. I definitely impressed my attendings by knowing about 'cupping' from the pediatrics section. Check it out:

Updated 2020-02-28


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