First Aid for the Emergency Medicine Oral Boards 2nd Edition PDF Free Download
First, congratulations are in order! Your decision to purchase this book and prepare for the Oral Board Exam indicates that you have successfully completed the Written Board Exam. This book focuses on preparing you for the next step: Oral Board Exam. The Oral Board Exam differs significantly from the Written Board Exam. Most physicians have anxiety when they consider the Oral Board Exam process, and this is understandable. Throughout our college, medical school, and residency training, we have taken many written, multiple choice exams and most of us have a high level of comfort with that format. The Oral Board Exam, on the other hand, is totally different. It is verbal, interactive, and you have to be able to think on your feet. To successfully prepare for the exam, you must master not only the material but also this new format. Our goal in writing this book is to help you accomplish both. The first half of this book is dedicated to covering the material that you can expect on the exam. It includes diagnostic and management algorithms and is organized according to chief complaints and split into adult and pediatric sections. The second section of this text is composed of 50 practice cases written out as a dialogue between the examiner and candidate. We chose this format in Oral Boards to help you become familiar with the artificial oral testing environment. Reading through the cases should help you become familiar with the testing format. However, there is no substitute for practicing cases out loud. We recommend that after reading clinical chapters in this book, you have a colleague play the examiner and go through several of the cases with you out loud.