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  • Master the Boards Step 2

    With exclusive test-day tips and targeted review from USMLE expert Conrad Fischer, MD, Master the Boards USMLE Step 2 CK gives you the information you need to know to excel on the exam and match into the residency program you want. Designed to work with Kaplan's Step 2 High Yield course, this new edition is the highest yield full-color review book for the Clinical Knowledge exam. If it is not likely to appear on the test, it is not in this book.

    New in the 3rd edition:

    • Revised DSM V classifications
    • New JNC 8 guidelines for hypertension
    • The latest guidelines for hepatitis C management
    • 57 new diagnostic/management algorithms and tables
    • 57 new diagnostic images and illustrations in full color

    Features:

    • Logical, step-by-step approach to patient care
    • Guidance on the order in which steps should be taken
    • Tips for recognizing incorrect answers
    • Exam-like questions for every disease
    • Each disease topic presented in question format: What is the most likely diagnosis? What is the best initial test? What is the most accurate diagnostic test? What is the treatment?

    United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) is a joint program of the Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB) and the National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME)

  • Master the Boards Step 3

    Targeted Step 3 in full color—updated for the 2017 exam

    Fully updated to the 2017 exam, Master the Boards USMLE Step 3 helps you identify highly tested concepts, sharpen recall, and recognize the most likely answer on the test. With exclusive test-day tips and targeted review from USMLE expert Conrad Fischer, MD, this full-color review book ensures there are no surprises on test day.

    FEATURES:

    • NEW! Just enough basic science for the exam
    • NEW! Patient safety notes
    • Exam-like focus on best initial diagnostic test, most accurate test, & most likely diagnosis
    • Step-by-step approach to diagnosis & management
    • Page-by-page links to the comprehensive Kaplan USMLE Step 3 QBank
    • Practical CCS tips
  • Master the Boards Internal Medicine

    Master the Boards: Internal Medicine is the most comprehensive, test-focused guide available to help you succeed on the ABIM exam. Written by USMLE expert Dr. Conrad Fischer, this board-focused review dissects each disease to answer the most common questions on the Internal Medicine Boards:

    "What is the most likely diagnosis?"

    "What is the best initial test?"

    "What is the most accurate test?"

    "What is the best initial therapy?"

    "Which physical finding is most likely in this patient?"

    Features:

    • Time-saving outline format includes testable material only.
    • Diagnostic images and tables make information memorable with visual references.
    • Exclusive test-day tips highlight frequent questions and incorrect answer choices to avoid.
    • Sidebars summarize key points for quick review.
  • MCAT FastPass Study Guide

    Keep your studying focused and high-yield with the ultimate MCAT study guide. This comprehensive guide includes all of the most important facts, figures, formulas, and concepts you need to master the new MCAT in a single, accessible volume. Use it to guide your study sessions so you focus on what's most important, quickly find the information you need, and keep track of what you've covered.

  • ​Medical Ethics for the Boards

    Concise and readable review of essential ethics topics for the Boards

    Ethics questions are included in Steps 1 and 3 of the USMLE, as well as on the American Board of Internal Medicine Examination and other specialty board certification exams. Practical and approachable, Medical Ethics for the Boards provides a concise yet comprehensive review of topics students are most likely to encounter on the test. A chapter of questions and answers provides practice for exam day and helps readers feel prepared.

    This book includes chapter-level coverage of patient autonomy; competence and the capacity to make decisions; informed consent; confidentiality and medical records; end-of-life issues; reproductive issues;organ and tissue donation; reportable illnesses; HIV-related issues; STDs; malpractice; the doctor-patient relationship; abuse, gifts, and physician-assisted suicide; workplace relations; and ethical issues in research and experimentation.

    • Concise review of ethics essentials tested on the Boards
    • Includes Q&A for exam preparation
    • Readable and entertaining review from ethics expert Conrad Fischer
  • ​Internal Medicine Step 3 CCS

    Your Secret Weapon for Mastering the USMLE Step 3

    How prepared are you for the new USMLE Step 3? Are you worried about answering questions on basic science concepts? Uncertain about managing the clock in CCS cases? Unprepared to answer questions on general internal medicine topics? This book is the balm.

    Created by bestselling author and lecturer Dr. Conrad Fischer, Internal Medicine Correlations & Clinical Scenarios provides an entertaining and comprehensive review of internal medicine topics on the USMLE Step 3. Progressive clinical cases--embedded with meaningful foundational science correlations and CCS exam tips--ensure that you're prepared for the new USMLE Step 3.

    Features:

    • 100 medicine cases with Q&A provide practice for the multiple-choice exam component of the USMLE Step 3
    • Embedded basic science correlations prepare you to answer foundational science questions
    • Integrated CCS navigation tips prepare you to handle Computer-based Case Simulations
    • High-yield coverage of cardiology, hematology, endocrinology, neurology, gastroenterology, nephrology, pulmonary, rheumatology, oncology, infectious diseases, and emergency medicine topics
  • ​Pediatrics Step 3 CCS

    Your Secret Weapon for Mastering the USMLE Step 3

    How prepared are you for the new USMLE Step 3? Are you worried about answering questions on basic science concepts? Uncertain about managing the clock in CCS cases? Unprepared to answer questions on pediatric topics? This book is the balm.

    Created by bestselling author and lecturer Dr. Conrad Fischer, Dr. Elizabeth August, and Dr. Niket Sonpal, Pediatrics: Correlations & Clinical Scenarios provides an entertaining and comprehensive review of internal medicine topics on the USMLE Step 3. Progressive clinical cases--embedded with meaningful foundational science correlations and CCS exam tips--ensure that you're prepared for the new USMLE Step 3.

    Features:

    • 100 pediatrics cases with Q&A provide practice for the multiple-choice exam component of the USMLE Step 3
    • Embedded basic science correlations prepare you to answer foundational science questions
    • Integrated CCS navigation tips prepare you to handle Computer-based Case Simulations (CCS cases)
    • High-yield coverage of core pediatrics topics frequently tested on the USMLE Step 3
  • OB/GYN Step 3 CCS

    Your Secret Weapon for Mastering the USMLE Step 3

    How prepared are you for the new USMLE Step 3? Are you worried about answering questions on basic science concepts? Uncertain about managing the clock in CCS cases? Unprepared to answer questions on general OB-GYN topics? This book is the balm.

    Written by Dr. Elizabeth August and bestselling author and lecturer Dr. Conrad Fischer, Obstetrics & Gynecology Correlations & Clinical Scenarios provides an entertaining and comprehensive review of OB-GYN topics found on the USMLE Step 3. Progressive clinical cases--embedded with meaningful foundational science correlations and CCS exam tips--ensure that you're prepared for the new USMLE Step 3.

    Features:

    • OB-GYN cases with Q&A provide practice for the multiple-choice exam component of the USMLE Step 3
    • Embedded basic science correlations prepare you to answer foundational science questions
    • Integrated CCS navigation tips prepare you to handle Computer-based Case Simulations
    • High-yield coverage of prenatal care, maternal disease during pregnancy, labor and delivery, uterine and cervical abnormalities, breast disease, ovarian disease, and more
  • ​General Surgery Step 3 CCS

    Your Secret Weapon for Mastering the USMLE Step 3

    How prepared are you for the new USMLE Step 3? Are you worried about answering questions on basic science concepts? Uncertain about managing the clock in CCS cases? Unprepared to answer questions on general surgery topics? This book is the balm.

    Created by bestselling author and lecturer Dr. Conrad Fischer and Dr. Niket Sonpal, General Surgery: Correlations & Clinical Scenarios provides an entertaining and comprehensive review of general surgery topics on the USMLE Step 3. Progressive clinical cases--embedded with meaningful foundational science correlations and CCS exam tips--ensure that you're prepared for the new USMLE Step 3.

    Features:

    • 84 general surgery cases with Q&A provide practice for the multiple-choice exam component of the USMLE Step 3
    • Embedded basic science correlations prepare you to answer foundational science questions
    • Integrated CCS navigation tips prepare you to handle Computer-based Case Simulations (CCS cases)
    • High-yield coverage of core surgery topics frequently tested on the USMLE Step 3
  • Master the Wards: Survive IM Clerkship and Ace the Shelf

    The three-month Internal Medicine clerkship plunges senior med students onto the hospital floor, the emergency department, and the clinic. What is expected of you? Don't embarrass yourself on rounds. Know the medicine and look alike a rock star in front of your attending.

    Master the Wards: Survive IM Clerkship & Ace the Shelf combines the advice of med school students on their third-year rotations with the expectations of residents and attending teaching physicians. With charts, diagrams, and dozens of full-color diagnostic images, this concise guide will help you survive the daily challenges of clerkship--and thrive!

    Features:

    • NEW: Index for easy topical reference
    • NEW: Spiral binding holds your place, fits in your pocket
    • What labs to check that your attending is guaranteed to request
    • When to treat immediately, before testing
    • What residents look for on rounds, and what will you be asked
    • What to ask before you walk into the patient's room
    • Solid advice on efficiency and survival from peers who have been there
  • Master the Wards: Internal Medicine Handbook

    Master the Wards: Internal Medicine Handbook improves your confidence so you can survive the clerkship and ace the shelf. With this in hand, you can arrive prepared on day 1 of your medicine rotation. Written by a residency director who has been a clerkship director--and once, long ago, a med student just like you!--this handbook presents a core set of diseases and disorders from the point of view of how patients present, and teaches you how to assess patients beginning with their chief complaints.

    Special features help you look like a rock star and improve patient safety:

    • Organized by chief complaint
    • Round-Saver tips help you delivery quality care
    • How NOT to Kill Your Patient boxes point you to critical "don't miss" diagnoses and things to look out for
    • Things You Will Be Asked On Rounds boxes prep you for attendings' questions

Flashcards

  • ​Master the Wards Internal Medicine Flashcards

    The perfect way to master the wards and review for shelf and USMLE/COMLEX exams – 200 internal medicine cases in a convenient flashcard format!

    Created by Niket Sonpal, MD, and Conrad Fischer, MD, noted educators and bestselling authors of numerous test prep resources, Master the Wards: Internal Medicine Flashcards is a boxed set of 200 expertly crafted study flashcards that help students master high-yield topics and sharpen their clinical decision-making skills so they can excel on the boards, shelf exams, and wards. Produced in full color with clinical photos and designed to conveniently fit into a lab coat pocket, each flashcard includes a clinical vignette and Q&A on diagnosis, physical findings, tests, and treatment. Master Tips highlighting frequently tested items help you stand out on rounds.

    • 200 flashcards designed by test prep experts – a convenient resource for rapid and effective review
    • Master Tips help students stand out on rounds
    • Part of the Master the Wards series from superstar Conrad Fischer​
  • Master the Wards Surgery Flashcards

    The perfect way to master the wards and review for shelf and USMLE/COMLEX exams –150 surgery cases in a convenient flashcard format!

    Created by Niket Sonpal, MD, and Conrad Fischer, MD, noted educators and bestselling authors of numerous test prep resources, Master the Wards: Surgery Flashcards is a boxed set of 150 expertly crafted study flashcards that help students master high-yield topics and sharpen their clinical decision-making skills so they can excel on the boards, shelf exams, and wards. Produced in full color with clinical photos and designed to conveniently fit into a lab coat pocket, each flashcard includes a clinical vignette and Q&A on diagnosis, physical findings, tests, and treatment. Master Tips highlighting frequently tested items help you stand out on rounds.

    • 150 flashcards designed by test prep experts – a convenient resource for rapid and effective review
    • Master Tips help students stand out on rounds
    • Part of the Master the Wards series from superstar Conrad Fischer
  • ​Master the Wards Pediatrics Flashcards

    Case-Based Flashcards for Excellence on the Boards and Wards by bestselling authors Niket Sonpal and Conrad Fischer

    Created by Niket Sonpal, MD, and Conrad Fischer, MD, noted educators and bestselling authors of numerous test prep resources, Master the Wards: Pediatrics Flashcards is a boxed set of 200 expertly crafted study flashcards that help students master high-yield topics and sharpen their clinical decision-making skills so they can excel on the boards, shelf exams, and wards. Produced in full color with clinical photos and designed to conveniently fit into a lab coat pocket, each flashcard includes a clinical vignette and Q&A on diagnosis, physical findings, tests, and treatment. Master Tips highlighting frequently tested items help students stand out on rounds.

    • 200 flashcards designed by test prep experts – a convenient resource for rapid and effective review
      Beautiful full-color presentation
    • The only flashcards that focus on the cases students must know and the clinical decision-making strategies that will help them excel on the wards, shelf exams, and boards
    • Master Tips help students stand out on rounds
  • Master the Wards OB/GYN Flashcards

    The perfect way to master the wards and review for shelf and USMLE/COMLEX exams – 150 obstetrics & gynecology cases in a convenient flashcard format!

    Created by Niket Sonpal, MD, and Conrad Fischer, MD, noted educators and bestselling authors of numerous test prep resources, Master the Wards: Obstetrics & Gynecology Flashcards is a boxed set of 150 expertly crafted study flashcards that help students master high-yield topics and sharpen their clinical decision-making skills so they can excel on the boards, shelf exams, and wards. Produced in full color with clinical photos and designed to conveniently fit into a lab coat pocket, each flashcard includes a clinical vignette and Q&A on diagnosis, physical findings, tests, and treatment. Master Tips highlighting frequently tested items help you stand out on rounds.

    • 200 flashcards designed by test prep experts – a convenient resource for rapid and effective review
    • Master Tips help students stand out on rounds
    • Part of the Master the Wards series from superstar Conrad Fischer​
  • ​Master the Boards Pharmacology Flashcards

    Authored by best-selling medical educator Dr. Conrad Fischer and noted pharmacology expert Dr. Arthur Prancan, Master the Boards: USMLE Step 1 Pharmacology Flashcards give you a streamlined review of the 200 medications most often found on the test, addressing the following frequently asked questions:

    • What are the most likely clinical applications of drugs in each class?
    • What is the mechanism of action for drugs in each class?
    • What are the most likely adverse effects of drugs in each class?
    • What are the advantages of next-generation drugs in each class?

    With Q&A on more than 500 high-yield drugs and over 125 case studies, indexed and color-coded by medical specialty, Master the Boards: USMLE Step 1 Pharmacology Flashcards gives you unparalleled expert review of complex information.

    Features:

    • 200 color flashcards in laminated 7 x 5 inch format, ideal for breaks between classes or on rotation/residency
    • Questions on one side, answers on the back
    • Q&A on 500+ high-yield drugs and 125+ case studies
    • Indexed and color-coded by medical specialty
    • Streamlined study focused on Step 1 only

Other​

“This book covers medical advances that would once have been called miracles but have now become routine. The patients’ stories within this book yield hope, optimism, and triumph. This is the best time ever to come out of medical school and training. This fact will inspire and uplift everyone in the medical profession as well as all of us who must, at some point, rely on the art of medicine to see us through.” —Conrad Fischer, MD

What has ruined today’s medical students’ interest in devoting their lives to finding cures for the most rampant diseases riddling our population? How can young doctors not be energized and excited by modern breakthroughs? Why are they not inspired by the ability of current AIDS drugs to increase life expectancy by twenty-five years?

In Routine Miracles, award-winning internist and medical educator Conrad Fischer investigates the disconnect between medical advances and the rise of physician dissatisfaction. Fischer surveyed more than 3,000 physicians and interviewed hundreds of patients to uncover the seeds of doctors’ discontent. Based upon his findings, he offers a deeply personal and compelling call to action for all of us, doctor and patient alike, to celebrate the present and the future of medicine.

  • ​Chronicles of Atlantis

    Renowned archaeologist Dr. Steven Carning has been dreaming of discovery. Now, with his team of graduate students he makes the discovery of a lifetime under the Great Sphinx. A hall of knowledge, left behind by an ancient civilization, older than can be imagined and lost to time. Now, as his team is scrambling to understand this fantastic find, Steven undertakes translating the works of this lost civilization. Through this translation, Steven is looking through a window over 13,000 years old, understanding the roots of some of mankind's greatest civilizations. As the story of this lost era of man unfolds for Steven, mysterious forces are also watching with eager eyes, and unknown agendas. The Chronicles of Atlantis: The Age of Immortals is an exciting action tale where our long forgotten past will directly dictate the fate of mankind forever.