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Jefferson Medical College Alpha Omega Alpha Guide to the Clinical Years
One will find a plethora of books and guides on a visit to the Jefferson Bookstore. Some are good, others are not. Don’t buy them all!! Some are good for student A, who reads like a sponge and can remember their breakfast from two weeks prior, others are good for student B who reads slowly and deliberately but cannot tell you what they had for dinner last night. Below is a list of the general third year books that have received the most acclaim throughout the years. Keep in mind each rotation guide has a list of suggested books and resources.
Maxwell’s Guide – a terrific pocket book. The guide contains a lot of great information, including normal lab values, physical exam checklists, mini-mental status exam, post-op note format, and much more. This is a must to keep in your white coat!
Sanford Guide to Antimicrobial Therapy – updated annually. Get it, love it. It not only gives the antibiotic and dosage of first and second choice for commonly encountered clinical conditions but also has a handy list of microbial susceptibilities.
Board and Wards – may be the single best resource for third year. The book is information-packed and concise. The section on Internal Medicine is highly recommended.
First Aid for the Wards – Probably too general as a general third year book. However, there is a book guide in the back (just like First Aid for Step 1) that rates textbooks and pocket books on an A to D scale.
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Last revised: 6/08