Celebrated by medical students for over a decade and meticulously updated, Dr. Pestana's Surgery Notes is the highest-yield surgery review for the shelf and USMLE Step 2 CK exams. Surgical clerkship allows senior medical students to develop clinical skills and gain a better understanding of surgical disease while caring for patients. But time in the wards is limited, and clerkship covers only a tiny sample of the surgical universe. Dr. Pestana's Surgery Notes: Top 180 Vignettes for the Surgical Wards, by distinguished surgery instructor Dr. Carlos Pestana, contains the surgery kwledge you need to excel on the surgery shelf exam and USMLE Step 2 CK. * Concise high-yield review of core surgery material * 180 vignettes for self-testing, w even more challenging and exam-like * 10 brief essays providing a surgical perspective on selected tools from the diagstic and therapeutic armamentarium * Used and trusted by med students for over a decade * Revised and fully up-to-date * Pocket-sized to carry with you in the wards Kaplan regularly reviews and revises content to ensure that we are providing the most up-to-date prep, realistic practice materials, and the most current test information.
Carlos Pestana, MD, PhD, is emeritus professor of surgery at the University of Texas Medical School at San Antonio. Ranked #1 in his medical school class, Dr. Pestana has a doctorate in surgery from the University of Minnesota and did a 5-year surgical residency at the Mayo Clinic. He has received over 40 teaching awards and prizes for teaching excellence. In the early 1990s he was a member of the Comprehensive Part II Committee of the National Board of Medical Examiners that designed what is now the clinical component of the USMLE Step 2 exam. Dr. Pestana is also the author of Fluids and Electrolytes in the Surgical Patient, which has been translated into Spanish, Italian, and Greek.