We wrote this book because we remember our own experiences rotating through the Emergency Department in medical school. The ED is a unique environment requiring knowledge and skills often not covered in the core third-year clerkships. In this book, we attempt to create a resource for the fourth-year medical student to be used both during their Emergency Medicine clerkship and while preparing for the USMLE Step 2.
The book’s length and outline format are designed to allow the student to easily digest the broad range of topics inherent to Emergency Medicine. Features including Procedural Pearls, Key Complaints, Clinical Skills Tips, and Rule Out diagnoses help highlight important information for the reader. Diagnostic Algorithms are included in each chapter for both quick reference and to give the student a succinct overview of ED management for easier recall. Case Presentations and Summary Points are used to exemplify the process of medical decision-making and reinforce essential information.
We hope this book will enhance the emergency medicine experience of all its users.
I. Common Procedures
III. Cardiovascular Emergencies
IV. Pulmonary Emergencies
V. Abdominal Emergencies
VI. Infectious Disease Emergencies
VII. Genitourinary Emergencies
VIII. Obstetric and Gynecologic Emergencies
IX. Pediatric Emergencies
XI. Environmental Emergencies
XII. Metabolic and Endocrine Emergencies
XIII. Hematologic and Oncologic Emergencies
XIV. HEENT Emergencies
XV. Neurologic Emergencies
XVII. Orthopedic Emergencies
XVIII. Dermatologic Emergencies
Title: USMLE Road Map Emergency Medicine
Authors: Scott C. Sherman, Joseph M. Weber
USMLE ROAD MAP SERIES