By Michael J. Murphy, Ronald L. Cowan MD PhD
A part of the very hot Blueprints sequence, Blueprints Psychiatry offers scholars with a concise assessment of what they should comprehend of their psychiatry rotations or the forums. every one bankruptcy is short and contains pedagogical positive factors akin to bolded key terms, tables, figures, and key issues. a query and solution part on the finish of the e-book contains a hundred board-format questions with whole rationales. This variation contains new pictures, extra USMLE learn questions, and a Neural foundation part for every significant diagnostic type. A spouse web site incorporates a query financial institution and entirely searchable textual content.
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Blueprints Psychiatry by Michael J. Murphy, Ronald L. Cowan MD PhD