Download Pathophysiology PreTest Self-Assessment and Review 2nd Edition PDF Free [Direct Link]
- 500 USMLE type questions, answers, & explanations
- High-yield facts reinforce key concepts
- Targets what you really need to know
- Student-tested and reviewed
Testing your knowledge by answering the pathophysiology questions in this book serves as a competition in which you compete against yourself for the satisfaction of doing well. It’s a great feeling when you know the answers to difficult medical questions. It reflects well on your ability to learn the material in medical school, and it’s a signal that you’re prepared for the certifying examinations. This competition also can increase your knowledge base, as any competition sharpens your skills. That is an important part of testing ourselves. When we don’t know an answer, it’s an opportunity to look it up in a “big book” of internal medicine and improve our understanding of the topic. Each answer includes a reference to that answer, as a starting point for reading more about the topic. Although knowing the answer to any individual question provides some measure of satisfaction, it does not, and should not, represent a stopping point. Importantly, it should encourage you to read further so that you can easily answer questions from any point of view on that topic.
Consider using this book in the following manner:
• Read the question and then record your answer before you read the correct answer.
• Look at the correct answer and the explanation.
• Read the source reference citation.
Also, read the “High-Yield Facts,” a synopsis of significant points presented as condensed summaries. These “High-Yield Facts” highlight key points in pathophysiology for rapid review. They serve also as a “memory jog” when reviewing the questions, and it is important to read the source reference citations accompanying them.
The process of studying remains paramount, not necessarily whether you know the correct answer to one question or many questions. Don’t fail to read the source reference citation listed for each question, especially the questions for which you do not readily know the answer. In this manner, you will increase the depth and breadth of your knowledge, which after all is the goal of testing yourself on these questions.
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