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Review of Surgery for ABSITE and Boards, 1e [Paperback]

Christian DeVirgilio MD FAC
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Book Description

May 27, 2010 1416046909 978-1416046905 1 Pap/Psc

Here's a review tool proven to be effective for ABSITE and board exam preparation. Modeled strictly on the style of the exams, these 819 multiple choice questions have been tested over a number of years on UCLA surgical students and significantly improved their scores. It's the perfect method to get the results you want.

  • Improve your exam scores using questions tested on surgical students over a number of years and proven to be effective.
  • Get the single best answer to each of the 819 multiple choice questions that closely follow the ABSITE and board style.
  • Test yourself and score your responses using the electronic component.
  • Consult additional key resources thanks to references to major reading materials in the field.

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  • Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Saunders; 1 Pap/Psc edition (May 27, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1416046909
  • ISBN-13: 978-1416046905
  • Product Dimensions: 0.6 x 8.3 x 10 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.7 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #31,914 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Best Q&A for ABSITE February 2, 2011
By 46&2
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Background: I'm a general surgery resident who has taken the ABSITE four times.

After going through the Johns Hopkins, Schwartz, and Rush ABSITE reviews before, I would say this book is the best. The questions are reasonable with well explained answers. The chapters cover a variety of subjects. Many are based on clinical scenarios or no-BS quick fire questions on anatomy / physiology.

This book isn't perfect. There are some EXCEPT questions (i.e. all these are true regarding popliteal artery aneurysms EXCEPT...) which use a format that doesn't appear on standardized tests. There's a dearth of the dreaded Basic Science questions; maybe that's why I 'enjoyed' this book more than others. Statistics and Legal/Ethical questions are absent. There are no chapters specifically dealing with gynecology, urology, or ortho. On the real thing, I encountered one version with a LOT of gynecology (i.e. inappropriate amount), and another with a lot of urology. Some of these subspecialties, though, are briefly touched on in other sections like trauma (ureteral injury). Some of the answers are listed incorrectly (i.e. they put A when they meant D), though you'll be able to tell, and the authors err less than Hopkins or Schwartz.

Despite (or perhaps because of) the above, the book is quite doable and makes for a surprisingly quick way to do 1400 questions. I would contrast this to Rush where it takes 1-2 hours to slog through a chapter. Some people say the test is basically in Rush, but the test is also in Greenfield's or Sabiston's. I can read this book and remain sane.

The online version is cumbersome (and I'm a fan of on-line question banks), but it's nice to have it available if you don't want to lug the book everywhere.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Study Guide for the ABSITE March 15, 2012
I've used this book for the past two years and I think it is the best review/study book on the market for the Senior ABSITE. I agree w/ prior reviews that it does not have enough Basic Science to be a stand-alone book for the Junior ABSITE and would need to be supplemented. I also agree that it is somewhat lacking in Ethics/Stats/Uro and Gyn, which could be any easy way to improve this book for its second edition.

I recommend this book to any upcoming surgery residents who will be taking the Senior ABSITE, and also think it would be a great book to buy for the Junior ABSITE if another review/study guide is used for basic science review.

I credit this book, along with the SCORE portal multiple-choice questions, for my 30 percentile increase in score between PGY3 and PGY4 if that helps anyone decide to purchase this book!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Q and A Review January 22, 2011
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A very good question book for junior and senior ABSITE exam. Very detailed explanations. I would suggest every PGY 3 to 5 to buy this book. The online question interface is very slow. I liked the detail explanations especially on topics like Breast where there is so much controversy. I think this is a good adjunct to Fiser review. I was satisfied with the cost effectiveness also since it is 1400 Q and also has online Q bank which is very slow but not bad.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Question Bank January 13, 2013
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Great set of questions with detailed answers. The explanations are detailed enough to truly understand the gist of the question but not so detailed as to bore the reader.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good questions and explanations January 7, 2013
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A great review book. Probably the most realistic in therms of content. Great questions and answers. Definitely worth the cost.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars great review January 2, 2013
By jcs3225
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I used this for recertification of general surgery boards and found it very helpful and easy to study. Great review
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good book December 5, 2012
By E S
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Book seems to work well for me. Explanations are good, and it is provides a nice review of topics. I am not disappointed.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent ABSITE review book February 4, 2012
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I purchased this book as a fourth year general surgery resident two weeks prior to the ABSITE exam. I reviewed every chapter in this book and found probably at least 50 questions VERBATIM on the test. The majority of the questions are ABSITE style, and moreso typical of the senior examination (not much basic science). In all, I would say that this book is worth its weight in gold, and the real treat is the answers that explain why the correct answer is correct AND why the wrong answers are wrong.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Good question book
These questions are a good variety, have good explanations, and don't have the a ton of "EXCEPT" or other question types that are not on the ABSITE.
Published 19 days ago by Amit L. Ramjit
5.0 out of 5 stars You'll need this
Great questions, good format, very helpful. All the senior residents used this, and then I found out why. Read more
Published 5 months ago by ema
5.0 out of 5 stars Great for ABSITE!
A great bank of questions with explanations (not just answer "A" is correct). This way you get to read the thought process behind the question and what the expected level... Read more
Published 6 months ago by Annie
5.0 out of 5 stars good review
This book has good questions good for ABSITE Review. I bought the kindle versión also and is as good as the printed versión.
Published 6 months ago by Ricardo Rodriguez
5.0 out of 5 stars As described
Not much to say other than exactly as described. I will definitely be buying more. Only desire it's for the slightly longer version. Read more
Published 19 months ago by Donovan Sexton
4.0 out of 5 stars Probably the best book out there... but TOUGH
Dr Virgilio has done a terrific job of making a comprehensive question-based review of material for the Absite and boards. Read more
Published on January 26, 2012 by DrDrew267
4.0 out of 5 stars Good Question Book
I used this book as part of my preparation for the actual boards. I liked the explanations although I agree with the other reviewers that some answers were controversial. Read more
Published on September 7, 2011 by J. Boyd
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