Study Without Stress

Study Without Stress Author Eugenia G. Kelman
ISBN-10 0761916792
Release 1999-10-22
Pages 208
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Written in an easy-to-read conversational style this book contains the keys to medical school academic survival, enabling students to manage their time and develop optimal study habits.



Medical Terminology

Medical Terminology Author Barbara J. Cohen
ISBN-10 9781451187564
Release 2013-02-08
Pages 640
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Medical Terminology: An Illustrated Guide, 7e by Barbara Janson Cohen uses a stepwise approach to learning medical terminology. Part 1 describes how medical terms are built from word parts; Part 2 introduces body structures, diseases, and treatments; and Part 3 describes each body system. Individual chapters also build on knowledge in stages: the Key Terms sections list the terms most commonly used; more specialized terms are included in a later section entitled “Supplementary Terms.” The current edition includes a robust student ancillary package delivered under the PASSport to Success brand, with assessment exercises, chapter quizzes, and searchable text online, and a complete suite of instructor resources. The addition of PrepU as a packaging option provides a powerful value to students - the online study experience helps them to understand and retain course information and helps instructors to better assess what their students may be struggling with.



Study Skills and Test Taking Strategies for Medical Students

Study Skills and Test Taking Strategies for Medical Students Author Deborah Shain
ISBN-10 9781468404234
Release 2012-12-06
Pages 175
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Study Skills and Test-Taking Strategies for Medical Students: Find and Use Your Personal Learning Style provides techniques that identify and apply the medical student's personal learning-style to specific study skills and exam-taking strategies so that understanding, analysis, synthesis, and recall of information occur in a time-efficient manner. This volume in the Oklahoma Notes Series is written for talented medical students who were excellent scholars in undergraduate school but find themselves overwhelmed with the information explosion and time constraints of medical school. Topics covered include learning styles, time management and memory, taking notes, problem-solving, preparing for national board examinations, stress management, test-taking discrimination skills and organizing and working in a study group. This book will also be useful to undergraduates preparing for their MCAT exam, as well as other students in pressured courses of study.



Getting In

Getting In Author Paul Jung
ISBN-10 0761917578
Release 1999-10-22
Pages 160
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Getting In: How Not To Apply to Medical School is a tough, practical guide for people storming the ramparts of medical school admission boards. Paul Jung takes the pre-med or second-career aspirant from pre-application experiences through the application process with a very practical approach. The book is filled with the pitfalls and misconceptions applicants frequently make, rendering the subtitle particularly apt and (for those terrified of the unknowns) eminently appealing. The volume also includes self-diagnostic sections and common pitfalls to avoid when applying to medical school. Contrary to popular belief, applying to medical school doesn’t have to be stressful and time-consuming. Getting In shows students caught in the web of medical school admissions boards how to apply to medical school the right way—setting themselves apart from the rest of the crowd. Jung takes pre-med and second-career aspirants through the entire ordeal and lets them know how important it is to apply as early as possible. From preparation and finding ways to obtain an application noticed by the admissions committee to information on the MCAT and getting through common interview traps, the book gives inside tips and helps applicants through what can be a stressful and uncertain time. The author allows readers a glimpse into common errors that others have made in their quests for acceptance, such as taking all required science courses in one semester or leaving large chunks of a medical application blank. Taking a down-to-earth, realistic approach, Jung acknowledges the pitfalls and misconceptions frequently made by applicants and even provides alternative solutions for discouraged students. The result is a well-written book that describes hardships and blunders but also gives good, practical information on how to succeed.



Quick Medical Terminology

Quick Medical Terminology Author Genevieve Love Smith
ISBN-10 0471542679
Release 1992-04-24
Pages 304
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More than 300,000 allied health practitioners—including medical technicians, nurses, CPT and ICD-9 coders, medical secretaries, receptionists, transcribers, physician’s office managers and billers, record analysts and clinical laboratory technicians—know the right medical term when it counts, thanks to… Quick Medical Terminology A Self-Teaching Guide/3rd Edition More than 300,000 people in medicine and medical-related industries used the first two editions of Quick Medical Terminology to expand their working medical vocabularies. Besides teaching you over 500 medical terms, it shows you how to recognize and use thousands of other words on the job. What makes this Self-Teaching Guide so successful is its unique word-building system that begins by familiarizing you with the Greek and Latin prefixes, suffixes, word roots and word forms that are the building blocks of nearly all modern medical terminology. And once you’ve mastered these building blocks and understand the simple logic behind how they are combined to form medical terms, the job of learning the hundreds of words you’ll need on the job is a piece of cake! Quick Medical Terminology, 3rd Edition is specially programmed to allow you to work at your own pace with prerequisites, objectives, and tests to check your progress. This 3rd Edition has been updated to include the latest techniques, terminology and advances in the field of medicine.



Resilience

Resilience Author Steven M. Southwick
ISBN-10 9781139576437
Release 2012-07-23
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Many of us will be struck by one or more major traumas sometime in our lives. Perhaps you have been a victim of sexual abuse, domestic violence or assault. Perhaps you were involved in a serious car accident. Perhaps you are a combat veteran. Maybe you were on the beach in Thailand during a tsunami, or in New Orleans during Hurricane Katrina. Or maybe, you are among the millions who have suffered a debilitating disease, lost a loved one or lost your job. This inspiring book identifies ten key ways to weather and bounce back from stress and trauma. Incorporating the latest scientific research and dozens of interviews with trauma survivors, it provides a practical guide to building emotional, mental and physical resilience. Written by experts in post-traumatic stress, this book provides a vital and successful roadmap for overcoming the adversities we all face at some point in our lives.



Quick Easy Medical Terminology

Quick   Easy Medical Terminology Author Peggy C. Leonard
ISBN-10 9780323370646
Release 2015-12-04
Pages 456
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Read, write, and speak medical terms in no time with Leonard’s Quick & Easy Medical Terminology, 8th Edition. Ideal for one-semester courses and self-study, this clear, concise text covers disorders, diagnosis, and treatment with a strong focus on anatomy for an integrated discussion of each body system. Small bits of information are presented then immediately tested for comprehension using a combination of programmed and traditional review questions. With new case studies, terms, and photos, plus help from the companion Evolve site, Quick & Easy Medical Terminology provides you with simple tools for good communication in the health care environment. Brief explanations and a focus on basic word-building skills make this text perfect for shorter, one- or two-credit medical terminology courses or self-study. Moderate anatomy and physiology coverage offers just the right amount of anatomical information to support the terminology presented. Programmed learning improves your comprehension by offering immediate feedback. Review exercises integrated throughout lesson material enable you to test your knowledge and retention of material more frequently for quick reinforcement. Medical reports with review exercises allow you to study terminology in documents similar to those seen in the clinical setting — and practice using terms in real-life situations. Quick Tips located throughout the text provide fun facts and memory aids. Student Evolve resources include games; activities; flash cards; animations, pharmacology, CAM, and genetics appendices; audio terms, and mobile quizzes and flash cards that offer additional opportunities to quickly gauge strong and weak areas in a fun, interactive environment. NEW! 14 additional case studies with exercises let you practice medical terminology in context. NEW! Elsevier’s Adaptive Learning (EAL) updated to accompany the text and provide an engaging, interactive learning experience that transforms textbook information into lasting knowledge. NEW and UPDATED! Terms, definitions, and procedures keep you up-to-date with healthcare advances. NEW! Photos and drawings illustrate difficult terms and procedures more clearly and consistently throughout the text.



Quick Medical Terminology

Quick Medical Terminology Author Shirley Soltesz Steiner
ISBN-10 9780470886199
Release 2011-08-09
Pages 336
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The new, updated edition of the classic medical terminology reference with over 200,000 copies sold Quick Medical Terminology has long been relied on by students and medical professionals looking to build or update their medical vocabulary. This new fifth edition provides the tools and information needed to understand the simple logic behind hundreds of seemingly incomprehensible words, along with fresh exercises and current examples. Features new review exercises and self-tests, more than 250 new terms, medical measurements, and up-to-date examples Provides the tools necessary for building and sustaining a large working repertoire of medical terms The reference of choice for health practitioners and others who need to expand, improve, or refresh their medical vocabularies Filled with essential information presented in a clear and easy-to-follow format, Quick Medical Terminology is an invaluable learning tool and reference source.



Surviving Survival The Art and Science of Resilience

Surviving Survival  The Art and Science of Resilience Author Laurence Gonzales
ISBN-10 9780393089905
Release 2012-09-10
Pages 272
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You have survived the crisis—trauma, disease, accident, or war—now how do you get your life back? The shark attacked while she was snorkeling, tearing through Micki Glenn’s breast and shredding her right arm. Her husband, a surgeon, saved her life on the spot, but when she was safely home she couldn’t just go on with her life. She had entered an even more profound survival journey: the aftermath. The survival experience changes everything because it invalidates all your previous adaptations, and the old rules don’t apply. In some cases survivors suffer more in the aftermath than they did during the actual crisis. In all cases, they have to work hard to reinvent themselves. Drawing on gripping cases across a wide range of life-threatening experiences, Laurence Gonzales fashions a compelling argument about fear, courage, and the adaptability of the human spirit. Micki Glenn was later moved to say: “I don’t regret that this happened to me. [It] has been . . . probably the single most positive experience I’ve ever had.”



Adaptogens in Medical Herbalism

Adaptogens in Medical Herbalism Author Donald R. Yance
ISBN-10 9781620551318
Release 2013-09-20
Pages 672
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A scientifically based herbal and nutritional program to master stress, improve energy, prevent degenerative disease, and age gracefully • Explains how adaptogenic herbs work at the cellular level to enhance energy production and subdue the pro-inflammatory state behind degenerative disease • Explores the author’s custom adaptogenic blends for the immune system, cardiovascular health, thyroid function, brain health, and cancer treatment support • Provides more than 60 monographs on herbs and nutritional compounds based on more than 25 years of clinical practice with thousands of patients Weaving together the ancient wisdom of herbalism and the most up-to-date scientific research on cancer, aging, and nutrition, renowned medical herbalist and clinical nutritionist Donald Yance reveals how to master stress, improve energy levels, prevent degenerative disease, and age gracefully with the elite herbs known as adaptogens. Yance’s holistic approach, called the Eclectic Triphasic Medical System (ETMS), is based on extensive scientific research, more than 25 years of clinical practice, and excellent results with thousands of patients. It centers on four interconnected groups of health tools: botanical formulations, nutritional supplements, diet, and lifestyle. Defining three categories for adaptogenic herbs, he explains how formulations should combine herbs from each category to create a synergistic effect. He provides more than 60 monographs on herbs and nutritional compounds as well as custom combinations to revitalize the immune system, build cardiovascular health, protect brain function, manage weight, and support cancer treatment. He explains the interplay of endocrine health, the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis, thyroid function, and stress in the aging process and reveals how adaptogenic treatment begins at the cellular level with the mitochondria--the microscopic energy producers present in every living cell. Emphasizing spirituality, exercise, and diet in addition to herbal treatments and nutritional supplements, Yance’s complete lifestyle program explores how to enhance energy production in the body and subdue the proinflammatory state that lays the groundwork for nearly every degenerative disease, taking you from merely surviving to thriving.



Change or Die

Change or Die Author Alan Deutschman
ISBN-10 9780061843556
Release 2009-10-13
Pages 256
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Change or Die. What if you were given that choice? If you didn't, your time would end soon—a lot sooner than it had to. Could you change when change matters most? This is the question Alan Deutschman poses in Change or Die, which began as a sensational cover story by the same title for Fast Company. Deutschman concludes that although we all have the ability to change our behavior, we rarely ever do. From patients suffering from heart disease to repeat offenders in the criminal justice system to companies trapped in the mold of unsuccessful business practices, many of us could prevent ominous outcomes by simply changing our mindset. A powerful book with universal appeal, Change or Die deconstructs and debunks age-old myths about change and empowers us with three critical keys—relate, repeat, and reframe—to help us make important positive changes in our lives. Explaining breakthrough research and progressive ideas from a wide selection of leaders in medicine, science, and business (including Dr. Dean Ornish, Mimi Silbert of the Delancey Street Foundation, Bill Gates, Daniel Boulud, and many others), Deutschman demonstrates how anyone can achieve lasting, revolutionary changes that are positive, attainable, and absolutely vital.



Military Neuropsychology

Military Neuropsychology Author Dr. Carrie Hill Kennedy, PhD
ISBN-10 0826104495
Release 2010-03-15
Pages 432
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"...this foundational volume on military neuropsychology should be on the bookshelf of every mental health clinician that may come in contact with military service members." --International Journal of Emergency Mental Health "...an important text dedicated to this subspecialty in the larger field of neuropsychology...The book integrates in a coherent manner the different aspects of military neuropsychological practice and provides a clear clinical road map for neuropsychologists and other psychologists working with military personnel in various settings."--PsycCRITIQUES This text covers the unique features of neuropsychological evaluations in the military. The author presents a thorough examination of the assessment needs of various military populations, with a special emphasis on traumatic brain injury, and the neurocognitive aspects of stress-related problems, such as posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and decision-making under stress. The chapters of the book are designed to integrate theory and application, and include case study examples as well as a comprehensive review of the latest research. Key Features: Discusses the development of neuropsychology and its advances in the military Presents methods of dealing with military issues, such as head injuries, HIV, PTSD, learning disorders, and more Explains the importance of baseline testing, stress research, and multiple brain injury rehabilitation techniques



Iserson s Getting Into a Residency

Iserson s Getting Into a Residency Author Kenneth V. Iserson
ISBN-10 1883620368
Release 2013
Pages 662
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A step-by-step guide through the process of selecting a medical specialty and obtaining a residency position. Packed with tips and practical information, this book could be called How to Get the Most Out of Medical School This unique book provides invaluable information about all the medical specialties, including the difficulty of obtaining a position and the number of available slots. Numerous charts illustrate the specialty selection process, and the "Must/Want" Analysis provides a way to rank residency program selections. Topics include: * What specialty is best for me? How will I know? * Should I take a transitional internship? * Where can I get information about specialties and programs? * To which programs should I apply? * How many applications should I send? * How do I complete applications? r sum s? personal statements? * What special problems will I encounter if I am a woman? minority? IMG? osteopathic graduate? older physician? couple? physically impaired? * How do I prepare for the interview? How do I dress? * What questions should I ask? What shouldn't I ask? * What questions will they ask me? How should I answer? * What matching program do I use? How do they work? How and when do I apply? * How do I choose between programs? * After I match, then what? Do these questions sound familiar? Whether you are a premed student, a medical student, or a physician who needs to get a residency or fellowship position, you need this book!



Success in Medical School

Success in Medical School Author Samir P. Desai
ISBN-10 1937978001
Release 2012
Pages 349
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Medical school is intense, demanding, and stressful. How can you overcome the challenges to excel? A strong work ethic is important but nowhere near enough. As faculty advisors, we've found that misperceptions about the factors leading to success as a student and in the residency match are shockingly common. Our detailed advice, based on evidence from research in the field and experiences with high-performing students, will provide you a strategy for success. How can you identify if you're at risk for a low USMLE score? How can you boost your performance? What study skills separate the top from the average students? How can you choose a research project and advisor that leads to publication? How can you participate in community service and make meaningful contributions? Why is leadership in medical school important? Utilizing a strong combination of evidence-based advice and insider knowledge, this book will provide you the knowledge and guidance you need to achieve success in medical school.



The Ultimate Guide to Choosing a Medical Specialty Third Edition

The Ultimate Guide to Choosing a Medical Specialty  Third Edition Author Brian Freeman
ISBN-10 9780071790284
Release 2012-08-24
Pages 504
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You owe it to yourself to read this book before you choose a medical specialty! The Ultimate Guide to Choosing a Medical Specialty, 3rd edition delivers a well-researched, insider’s look at the complex issues medical students face when choosing a medical specialty. Supported by first-hand knowledge, useful facts and statistics – plus the author’s personal experience and gut-level reports from current residents -- this unique guide provides everything necessary to compare specialties and make a confident decision. The Ultimate Guide to Choosing a Medical Specialty, 3rd edition is divided into two sections: Part 1 Planning Your Medical Career delves into the main issues surrounding the choice of your medical specialty. These twelve chapters provide everything you need to begin making this major decision – from how to research each specialty to how to apply for residency. Part 2 Specialty Profiles features chapters devoted to each of the 20 major specialties. It provides important information such as the latest salary information, employment data, and match statistics. Features: An “insider’s look” at different areas of medicine -- with specialty chapters written by physicians just out of residency training Candid and revealing descriptions of each specialty Profiles of the major specialties, including those to which you may have had little exposure, such as radiation oncology A concise, up-to-date guide to the residency application and matching process A chapter with valuable advice to help you maximize your success in obtaining a residency position in each field Updated to include alternative career paths for MDs, such as laboratory science, the military, MD/MBA, and MD/JD



A Student Guide to Study Abroad

A Student Guide to Study Abroad Author Stacie Berdan
ISBN-10 9780872063624
Release 2013-09-16
Pages 336
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Every student who wants to succeed in the global economy should study abroad. It is one of the most valuable things you can do for yourself and your career. Each of us has lived and worked both in the United States and overseas, working extensively with both students and employers in a variety of business, academic and not-for-profit settings in our own careers. Stacie Nevadomski Berdan is a seasoned global executive, an expert on international careers, and an award-winning author on how to succeed in the global marketplace. Sir Cyril Taylor has been an innovator in study abroad for nearly 50 years, having founded the American Institute For Foreign Study (AIFS) in 1964, and Richmond, The American International University in London in 1972. As the president and CEO of the Institute of International Education, Allan Goodman is a leader in creating and expanding international educational exchange opportunities, and making them more accessible to more diverse student populations. He was previously a professor and the executive dean of the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University, teaching students who are now in diplomatic leadership positions around the globe. Together, we and our organizations have advised and supported hundreds of thousands of students over the years to gain an international experience, and we continue to advocate for more students going abroad. We have seen firsthand the value of making international a part of one’s education and of listening to others when it comes to adapting to life in another country. We have all felt culture shock and also re-entry problems, and we have seen the impact of an international experience on those who have been fortunate enough to have one. But we realize that not every student knows where to start and how to make it happen. So we teamed up to reach students like you, who are still exploring whether and how to study abroad, and wondering if they should do it. The answer is a resounding “yes”—but only after you have prepared yourself to take full advantage of the opportunity. We wrote this book to give every student access to the best information available on study abroad—things to know before you go, how to make the most of your time abroad, why you should consider internships and career-related experiences abroad, how to transition back to life in the States, and, as you embark on your career, how to use study abroad to showcase your global growth and learning. To bring you current, relevant advice, we surveyed approximately 350 students and asked dozens of educators and business leaders to share their insights. In addition to our own best advice from years of working in international education and communications, we aim to offer you timely and practical feedback from the current generation of students who have made the most of their time abroad. Therefore, we have included more than 200 real-life stories from a diverse collection of students, advisers and professionals, as well as 100 easy-to-follow tips to help guide you through the process. The wide range of programs currently available makes study abroad more flexible, affordable and accessible than ever before. While not everyone can go abroad for a full year in a total language immersion setting, we hope you will agree after reading this book that there is a study abroad option for everyone. We urge you to make international a part of your education.



The Unofficial Guide to Passing OSCEs

The Unofficial Guide to Passing OSCEs Author Zeshan Qureshi
ISBN-10 0957149921
Release 2013
Pages 436
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The Unofficial Guide to Passing OSCEs had copies sold in over 25 countries in its first year. Now comes an exciting practical new companion book, Candidate Briefings, Patient Briefings, and Mark Schemes, asked for by readers of the original, designed to simulate a real OSCE.