Urology Board Review: Pearls of Wisdom 4th Edition
Book Name : Urology Board Review: Pearls of Wisdom
Edition :4thEdition | | ISBN :978-0071605835
Author Name : Stephen W Leslie;
Category : Medical
Format / Pages : PDF – 542 Pages
Urology Board Review: Pearls of Wisdom 4th Edition PDF will help you pass urology and improve your board scores.
Urology Board Review’s unique format differs from all other review and test preparation texts. Let us begin, then, with a few words on purpose, format, and use.
The primary intent of Urology Board Review is to serve as a rapid review of urology principles and serve as a study aid to improve performance on urology written and practical examinations. With this goal in mind, the text is written
in rapid-fi re, question/answer format. The reader receives immediate gratifi cation with a correct answer. Questions
themselves often contain a “pearl” reinforced in association with the question/answer.
Additional hooks are often attached to the answer in various forms, including mnemonics, evoked visual imagery,
repetition and humor. Additional information not requested in the question may be included in the answer. The same
information is often sought in several different questions. Emphasis has been placed on evoking both trivia and key
facts that are easily overlooked, are quickly forgotten, and yet somehow always seem to appear on urology exams.
Many questions have answers without explanations. This is done to enhance ease of reading and rate of learning.
Explanations often occur in a later question/answer. It may happen that upon reading an answer the reader may
think—“Hmm, why is that?” or, “Are you sure?” If this happens to you, GO CHECK! Truly assimilating these
disparate facts into a framework of knowledge absolutely requires further reading in the surrounding concepts.
Information learned, as a response to seeking an answer to a particular question is much better retained than that passively read. Take advantage of this. Use this book with your urology text handy and open, or, if you are reviewing on train, plane, or camelback, mark questions for further investigation.
Urology Board Review risks accuracy by aggressively pruning complex concepts down to the simplest kernel. The dynamic
knowledge base and clinical practice of medicine is not like that! This text is designed to maximize your score on a test.
Refer to your mentors for direction on current practice.
Urology Board Review is designed to be used, not just read. It is an interactive text. Use a 3×5 card and cover the
answers; attempt all questions. A study method we strongly recommend is oral, group study, preferably over an
extended meal or pitchers. The mechanics of this method are simple and no one ever appears stupid. One person holds the book, with answers covered, and reads the question. Each person, including the reader, says “Check!” when he or she has an answer in mind. After everyone has “checked” in, someone states his or her answer. If this answer is correct, on to the next one. If not, another person states his or her answer, or the answer can be read. Usually, the person who “checks” in fi rst gets the fi rst shot at stating the answer. If this person is being a smarty-pants answer-hog, then others
can take turns. Try it—it’s almost fun!
Urology Board Review is also designed to be re-used several times to allow, dare we use the word, memorization. I
suggest putting a check mark every time a question is missed. A hollow bullet has been arbitrarily provided.
suggestion is to place a check mark when the question is answered correctly once; skip all questions with check marks
thereafter. Utilize whatever scheme of using the check boxes you prefer.