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McGraw-Hill Specialty Board Review Pain Medicine 1st Edition

2.4 out of 5 stars 19 customer reviews
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ISBN-10: 0071443444
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About the Author

Salahadin Abdi, MD, PhD
Professor and Chief
University of Miami Pain Center
Dept. of Anesthesiology, Perioperative Medicine and Pain Management
LM Miller School of Medicine
Miami, FL.

Pradeep Chopra, MD, MHCM
Assistant Professor (Clinical)
Department of Medicine, The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
Providence, RI
Assistant Professor (Adj.) of Anethesiology
Boston University School of Medicine
Boston, MA.

Howard Smith, MD
Associate Professor of Anesthesiology, Internal Medicine, and Physical Rehabilitation & Medicine
Academic Director of Pain Management
Albany Medical College
Department of Anesthesiology
Albany, NY.

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Product Details

  • Series: McGraw-Hill Specialty Board Review
  • Paperback: 512 pages
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education / Medical; 1 edition (May 20, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0071443444
  • ISBN-13: 978-0071443449
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.5 x 10.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 2.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #496,020 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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It's readily apparent the authors were busy in their clinical careers... so much so that they neglected to spend any time proofreading this book. It's a typical "write some random questions and we'll call it a board review book to make ourselves famous" book by physicians. There are numerous wrong answers to simplistic and redundant questions. There are so many wrong answers that, as one reviewer mentioned, they are often easy to spot; however, in the course of 800+ questions, do you really want to have to recheck answers in textbooks and other sources to verify their accuracy? I didn't appreciate it and wished I had known this prior to using this. In spite of this book, I easily passed the pain boards. Final words of advice: 1. Use a different pain review book(but alas, they all have their faults) and 2. You're better off reading a pain textbook and simple MRI book for the pain boards if you have the time.
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Appalling inaccuracies in many areas. Questions are plain wrong in many areas. I made it 1/10 through the book and found at least 3 wrong answers cited as correct in this text. This thing was clearly not reviewed or edited by anyone academic, and hence can't be trusted. I run a pain medicine lecture program for a fellowship and would never recommend this book.
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There is definitely good material but A LOT of obvious errors. It's blatantly apparent no one proofread this thing. Surprised there wasn't a website devoted to rectifying the mistakes there are so many. Would only recommend this if used in conjunction with another book or else you risk memorizing the wrong info for the exam
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This book is concise and relevant but it is plagued with mistakes. Many of the letter answer choices do not match the explanation. This seriously lacks proofreading before publishing. Be careful in using this resource.
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Could be an excellent board review with relevant content. However there were ubiquitous errors throughout distracting from the otherwise interesting material. Question and answer format is fine but the written answers FREQUENTLY contradicted the letter in the answer key. Typos and numerous internal errors in the questions and answers made me give this book a poor rating. Problems begin in the first two pages and never let up.
Doubt this book was seriously edited otherwise would not have so many double negativequestions, some long through answers and some with just letter values and no explainations etc. The authors need to redo it, eliminate errors and make it more internally consistant
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Read and answered the test questions first as practice test cover-to- cover, then compared my answers to the explanation answers listed after each chapter, then took notes on the explanations (50 pages!). This was combined with pain board review course as well. Just found out that I passed the ABPMR/Pain Medicine subspecialty exam. Would recommend this book as useful review for practice-test taking, combined with other resources.
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By RV on October 5, 2013
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Riddled with errors. Many questions have clearly erroneous answers. Good idea but poor execution. Better options are available. Look elsewhere.
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Not a serious review, kind of waste of time. A lot of ridiculous questions to fill the space. Does not help much
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