While case presentations, small group sessions, and lectures all serve to provide students with a framework of the essentials of the pre- and post-operative workup of a surgical patient, these will not provide a comprehensive curriculum of surgical diseases. Students acquire the majority of their knowledge through self-directed reading. Students are expected to read systematically during their clerkships to cover the material contained in the required text. Students should also refer to the primary literature as interesting cases dictate. Review books, such as Surgical Recall and Surgical Attending Rounds, should not be used as primary sources, but can supplement the Student's reading.

Required text

Essentials of Surgery. Peter F. Lawrence, Richard M. Bell, Merril T. Dayton; Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 3rd edition, 2000.

Review Books

The Surgical Review: An Integrated Basic and Clinical Science Study Guide. Larry R. Kaiser, Daniel Kreisel, Alexander S. Krupnick; Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2001.

NMS Surgery. Bruce E. Jarrell, R. Anthony Carabasi, John S. Radomsk; Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 4th edition, 2000.

Blueprints Surgery. Seth Karp, James Morris, David I. Soybel. Blackwell Publishers, 3rd Rev edition, 2003.

Surgical Recall. Lorne H. Blackbourne (Editor), Lorne Blackbourne. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 3rd edition, 2002.

Surgical Attending Rounds. Cornelius Mckown, Eric DeMaria, Cornelius M. Dyke. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 3rd edition, 2004.

Question books

Appleton & Lange Review of Surgery. Simon Wapnick, Max Goldberg McGraw-Hill Medical, 4th edition, 2002.

Surgery: PreTest Self-Assessment and Review: 10th Edition. Norman Snow. McGraw-Hill Medical, 10th edition, 2003.

In-depth surgical textbooks

Sabiston Textbook of Surgery: The Biological Basis of Modern Surgical Practice. Courtney M. Townsend, R. Daniel Beauchamp, B. Mark Evers, Kenneth Mattox. W.B. Saunders Company, 17th edition, 2004.

Schwartz's Principles of Surgery. F. Charles Brunicardi, Dana K. Andersen, Timothy R. Billiar, David L. Dunn, John G. Hunter. McGraw-Hill Professional, 8th edition, 2004.

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