We wrote the first edition of Step-Up to Medicine during our third year of medical school because we could not find a review book that was concise, yet covered the breadth of pathology encountered during the internal medicine clerkship and the corresponding NBME shelf examinations. Our goal was to create a single “study tool” to spare medical students the hassle and expense of trying to extract pertinent information from multiple sources.
Now in its fourth edition, Step-Up to Medicine has been completely revised based on extensive feedback by both faculty and students.
In addition, we welcomed an Advisory Board of students and residents to the team that worked collaboratively to enrich the content and ensure that the most tested topics were covered. And, since we know that medical students and interns have no time to waste, we retained and enhanced the high-yield outline format, Quick Hits, and Clinical Pearls. Finally, to pull it all together, we added a new 100-question, clinically-oriented practice exam at the end of the book for self-assessment. Before looking at the answers, take time to answer these questions because these are the questions you will be faced with in clinical practice.
We hope that the new edition of Step-Up to Medicine continues to be a valuable tool for students during the clinical years of medical school. However, we recognize the changing nature of science and medicine and encourage you to send comments or suggestions to www.lww.com.
We would like to thank the Advisory Board, and all the reviewers for their efforts in improving the content for this edition. In particular, we would like to give special thanks to Stacey Sebring, with whom we worked for the last eight years, for her tireless efforts and dedication in bringing this and previous editions of Step Up to Medicine to fruition.
1. DISEASES OF THE CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM
2. DISEASES OF THE PULMONARY SYSTEM
3. DISEASES OF THE GASTROINTESTINAL SYSTEM
4. ENDOCRINE AND METABOLIC DISEASES
5. DISEASES OF THE CENTRAL AND PERIPHERAL NERVOUS SYSTEMS
6. CONNECTIVE TISSUE AND JOINT DISEASES
7. DISEASES OF THE RENAL AND GENITOURINARY SYSTEM
8. FLUIDS, ELECTROLYTES, AND ACID–BASE DISORDERS
9. HEMATOLOGIC DISEASES AND NEOPLASMS
10. INFECTIOUS DISEASES
11. DISEASES OF THE SKIN AND HYPERSENSITIVITY DISORDERS
12. AMBULATORY MEDICINE
Title: Step-Up to Medicine
Series: Step-Up Series
Edition: 4th Edition
Authors: Steven S. Agabegi, Elizabeth D. Agebegi