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  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Slack Incorporated; 1 edition (May 15, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1556428685
  • ISBN-13: 978-1556428685
  • Product Dimensions: 7 x 0.8 x 10 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.5 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #463,231 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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 "The author has done an excellent job creating a text that is uniquely formatted and avoids the inefficient approach to studying that some board review texts possess. The vignettes are clinically relevant, easy to read and encompass a large number of high yield topics." 

— Geoffrey Fillmore, DO, Gastroenterology Fellow & Duc Vu, MD, Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine, Department of Gastroenterology, Scott and White Hospital, Texas A&M University, Health Science Center, Temple, TX, Practical Gastroenterology

About the Author

Dr. Spiegel is Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of Digestive Diseases, UCLA School of Medicine, and in the Division of Gastroenterology, VA Greater Los Angeles Health Care System. He is the section chief for Health Services Research at the UCLA Division of Digestive Diseases, and Chief of Education and Training in the UCLA GI Fellowship Training Program—amongst the largest GI Training Programs in the country. Dr. Spiegel attended Tufts University where he majored in Philosophy and Community Health, and obtained his medical degree from New York Medical College. He received training in internal medicine at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, completed a fellowship in Gastroenterology at UCLA, and completed advanced studies in Health Services Research in the UCLA School of Public Health, where he received a master’s degree in Health Services. He is board certified in Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology. He currently teaches in the Schools of Medicine and Public Health at UCLA. Dr. Spiegel’s research interests have focused on acid-peptic disorders, chronic liver disease, gastrointestinal hemorrhage, and functional bowel disorders such as irritable bowel syndrome and dyspepsia. He has performed research across a range of health services methodologies, including health related quality of life measurement, survey design and administration, systematic review, meta-analysis, multivariable regression analysis, survival analysis, expert panel research, quality improvement, cost-effectiveness analysis, budget impact modeling, and use of clinical informatics to support decision making. He is a peer reviewer for numerous medical journals, and is on the editorial boards for the American Journal of Gastroenterology and Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology. He has contributed to the publication of more than 60 peer-reviewed papers, as well as numerous abstracts, book chapters, and monographs.

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The writing is clear, concise and easy to read.
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Overall, I highly recommend this book for preparation before GI boards and even in-service exam.
Rodney Eddi
It is realy helpful & to the point. you will not feeling boring while you read this book .
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Rodney Eddi on September 12, 2009
Format: Paperback
This little book has a different approach to GI board preparation. It doesn't follow the classic format like "Mayo" or other books. Rather, it contains all kind of little details that you will not learn from any other book and you will not suspect to encounter during board exam. It has 160 clinical vignettes, followed by full answers and explanations, highlighting important points, completed by color photos, tables and algorithms. There is a section with 170 one-line questions, stressing important syndromes and buzzwords to remember. Overall, I highly recommend this book for preparation before GI boards and even in-service exam.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Dr. R Sharma on April 29, 2012
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What a book! Great writing style. Easy to read and digest. Worth every dollar spent. Great job Dr.Spiegal. Looking forward to future editions. Thank you
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By GI Doc on November 15, 2011
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I bought this book 3 weeks before the boards, and am so glad I did. Unlike other board review books, this covers both common GI diseases and obscure conditions in a concise and practical manner. By focusing on buzzwords, this book helps you to focus in on what board question writers want you to know. Without a doubt, there were 10-15 questions that I got correct on my boards solely because I used this book. There were diseases, pathologic, and radiologic images, that I had never seen prior to reading this book, and I only knew on the boards because of this book.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By An Amazon Customer on August 19, 2010
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I got tired of the very dry format of typical board review questions. Found this & what a gem! Its like having a private tutor for the boards. I agree with all that the other reviewer said:

This little book has a different approach to GI board preparation. It doesn't follow the classic format like "Mayo" or other books. Rather, it contains all kind of little details that you will not learn from any other book and you will not suspect to encounter during board exam. It has 160 clinical vignettes, followed by full answers and explanations, highlighting important points, completed by color photos, tables and algorithms.".
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Egab Alotaibi on August 6, 2012
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It is realy helpful & to the point. you will not feeling boring while you read this book . excellent as pre board review
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By N. S. Murali on January 11, 2011
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Even if you are not preparing for the ABIM-GI boards but you just want to have something really interesting to read on a plane trip or while on a toilet seat, I recommend this book. Very clear presentation of well known core GI facts without recitation of any information most GI docs already know. If you have attended any of those ridiculously long $2000/7days board review courses and felt beaten up with boredom, came out wondering what you were doing there for a week ...this is the book for you. I liked it very much. Great job Dr. Spiegel

Narayanachar S. Murali, MD, FACP, FACG
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By T. Mathew on June 26, 2013
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I read both of these "acing" review books cover to cover, essentially memorizing the information. Although this was not the only study aid I used, I do feel that these books were far and away the best preparation aid I used, including literally thousands of questions and the Steinberg "board review" course I took (which had almost nothing that was quizzed on the boards, it was more of a best practices review).

This is one the few study aids that is actually relevant to the GI boards.

The format is quick and to the point, and I feel like this is the best GI board review book on the market by far. Get this series, it is worth it.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By rdmjr on January 27, 2013
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Not the most up to date, but contains clinical pearls and fun to read. If you don't know what Carnett's sign is, you would do well to get this book.
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