Dr. Pestana's Surgery Notes: Top 180 Vignettes for the Surgical Wards by Carlos PestanaDr. Pestana's Surgery Notes: Top 180 Vignettes for the Surgical Wards by Carlos Pestana

Dr. Pestana's Surgery Notes: Top 180 Vignettes for the Surgical Wards

byCarlos Pestana

Paperback | July 7, 2015

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Always study with the most up-to-date prep! Look for Dr. Pestana's Surgery Notes, Thrid Edition, ISBN 978-1-5062-0854-1, on sale April 4, 2017.
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...
Title:Dr. Pestana's Surgery Notes: Top 180 Vignettes for the Surgical WardsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 8 × 5.25 × 0.6 inPublished:July 7, 2015Publisher:Kaplan PublishingLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1625231121

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Pretty good for basic exam prep It's a speed run of all the high yield things that you should know for your surgical rotation. Best part of this book is the questions at the end (MCQ, clinical vignette) that I'm currently using to prep for my exam. By no means extensive, but great review.
Date published: 2017-07-30

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Amazon book2 of 2 people found the following review helpful 5.0 out of 5 stars  Essential for Surgery Shelf, February 16, 2014 By Harry Sears - See all my reviews If you are an MS-III studying for the surgery shelf I cannot recommend this book enough. I, like most, had heard of the 70 page Pestana pdf floating around and used that for the first 5 weeks of my rotation. Had I known sooner about this expanded version I would have made the switch ages ago. It is a very easy read written in a similar tone Dr. Pestana's surgery review. He distills only high-yield facts and adds many clinical pearls. Surgical Recall is an excellent resource for on the wards and OR pimping but this text is invaluable because it cuts through the additional low-yield nonsense that Lawrence provides and gives you what you need for the test. Many times during the shelf I wanted to mentally caress Dr. Pestana's insane eyesbrows as the questions seemed as if they had been taken right out of the book. The surgical clerkship can be a hectic time with a seemingly endless time crunch but with this resource you should be more than ready to ace the shelf.