Thursday, July 11, 2013

Lets Talk Textbooks

-What textbooks did I use in my first year of PA school?
Current Medical Diagnosis and Treatment (CMDT) 2014

FYI:  From what I have seen over the years (undergraduate and graduate school) you pretty much can't go wrong with a "LANGE" book.  (That's just my 2 cents).
Bates Guide to Physical Exam and History Taking, 10th Edition

Physician Assistant: A Guide to Clinical Practice 
Conversational Spanish for the Health Professions 3rd Edition

(We did not use this one, but it was suggested in the past: Spanish for Health Care Professionals)

When it came to our Dermatology Module we had some great lectures but we also referenced this book: Fitzpatrick's Color Atlas and Synopsis of Clinical Dermatology

For our EKG module we used this book to get us stated: Rapid Interpretation of EKGs 6th Edition

To help us in reading and understanding x-rays it was suggested that we read this book or at least parts: Learning Radiology: Recognizing the Basics