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Medical Exam- Step 1 Made Easier

  • Jun 22, 2010
USMLE-Second Edition
by John H. Naheedy and Daniel A. Orringer
McGraw Hill Publishers 2010

Reviewed by: Dr. Joseph S. Maresca

This is a considerable medical reference for medical students,
as well as other scientists interested in medical science
and technology. The volume covers the basic principles
of medicine right through the medical diagnosis in a
methodical fashion.

Typical parts of the body are described in some detail for
each of the major systems. i.e.

o From which embryonic layer is the muscle and connective
tissue of the respiratory tract derived? Answer- Mesodern

o In neuroscience, the text asks us to name the structure in the
spinal cord composed of ascending fibers of the dorsal column
medial lemniscus pathway originating in the upper extremities.
Answer- Cuneate fasciculus

o In cardiology, which is the site of the highest resistance
in the cardio system? Answer-Arterioles

o In pulmonary science, name the volume which can be forcibly
expired in 1 second after maximal inspiration?
Answer- Forced expiratory volume or FEV

o Make the diagnosis of a 33 year old epileptic with recent loss
of consciousness presenting a fever and cough with purulent,
putrid sputum... Answer- Aspiration pneumonia

o Name the pancreatic enzymes responsible for starch digestion.
Answer- alpha - Amylase

There is an interesting section on medical contributors and
medical student reviewers. I would consult with the medical
contributors on any errors encountered in the text.
The contents boil down the extensive classwork into an
understandable recitation of technical medical terms which
must be known and understood for the medical exam success.

Beyond the exam, this volume is a terrific supplement to the
personal medical library. The volume is in my own personal
medical library right now. The medical contributors are from
the University of California.

This book could be purchased earlier in the medical school
experience in order to emphasize areas tested on the USMLE
across the entire curriculum instead of a few months just
prior to the formal medical exams.

There is another reason to utilize this book throughout the
curriculum. Students can consult with teachers on the
precision and contexts of the medical terms and
abbreviations utilized by the authors of this book.

The medical profession itself could consider incorporating
more nutritional science into the curriculum. This step
would provide a better framework for integrating
conventional medicine with known dietary protocols noted
for having an absence of classic diseases found
in the West. i.e. heart , diabetes and others

Superlearning by Schroeder/Ostrander 2000 would be a good
supplement to this book. Superlearning is a compendium of
advanced learning techniques aimed at facilitating
the learning process. The work shows how to break down
complicated assignments into smaller segments. I have found
Superlearning very helpful in dissecting very complicated
and technical subject matter by breaking down the
task into snippets or smaller pieces.

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ISBN-10: 0071627189
ISBN-13: 978-0071627184
Author: John Naheedy
Genre: Nonfiction
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Medical
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