BOOK DESCRIPTION FOR MEDICAL DOCTORS:This review is ideal for medical students & residents who are looking for the ultimate board review book for the **USMLE Steps 2 & 3**. Students who are preparing for these exams and are thinking about a residency in medicine, as well as internal medicine residents will ALSO be way ahead of the game when it comes time to sit for their **MEDICINE BOARDS**, that one last boards you'll take in your third year of medicine residency. This book is concise, thorough, and fully-outlined, so you will clearly see the relationships between all the concepts you'll have to know. It also features tons of great MNEMONICS you'll thank your lucky stars for. Speaking of stars, we know you'll appreciate our ample use of formatting, especially the use of ***STARRED ITEMS*** which highlight all the recently asked and most commonly asked material on the exam. You should know that this book is an excellent companion to the Frontrunners? INTERNAL MEDICINE 2004 Q&A REVIEW: Self-Assessment & BOARD REVIEW, which features over 1200 Q&A to prepare you for your boards. If you're a mnemonics fan (and who isn't?), or like the ones here, then you'll definitely want to check out TURBO MNEMONICS FOR THE BOARDS 2004: Memory Aids to Commonly Asked CLINICAL Material You GOTTA Know for the USMLE & Medicine Boards. It features OVER 400 truly excellent mnemonics that, we promise, will make your life a whole lot easier. At the same time these resources are outstanding study aids for medical students, residents, internists, and other health care professionals who simply want the best no-nonsense review of internal medicine. Originally designed as the syllabus for the FRONTRUNNERS'''''''' INTERNAL MEDICINE BOARD REVIEW COURSE, this book remains today much of the same core material for the board review course, which has seen unparalleled pass rates among its students on the boards. The course has been widely and enthusiastically received for its unconventional, no-nonsense approach to the review of internal medicine. All major subsections of the exam have been represented with each section bearing its own chapter. Aren't you tired of reading and rereading (or even falling asleep!) amid long-winded paragraphs from standard textbooks that never make it clear what's important to know for the exam? So were we, and that's how this book came into being. This book is completely outlined, so that the relationship between concepts is CRYSTAL CLEAR'no more guessing! You'll also find tons of key mnemonics you'll definitely be using on your exam, along with CONTRIBUTIVE FORMATTING through the use of bolds, underlining, italics, boxed-in points, and of course, the ***STARRED ITEMS*** to help call your attention to particularly important material, that the boards like to ask--an outstanding way to capitalize on those last few hours before your exam. Having said all this, we also realize that there are individuals who have, over the years, grown weary of tedious self-study and who want to take advantage of a sit-down, "feed-me" style of board review, with all the same core material, slides, cases, and more, even if the syllabus can come to them. For this reason we continue to offer our formal WEEKEND MARATHON BOARD REVIEW, covering 18 hours of intensive internal medicine review of all the subspecialties over 1 Sat/Sun. 9 hours each day. Fast paced. High yield items only. Typically the first weekend in August. Don''''''''t miss it! Call 866-MDBOARD or 866-IMREVIEW for enrollment details and dates or to order any of our OTHER board review materials, including: 1) TURBO MNEMONICS FOR THE BOARDS, featuring > 400 anagrams and other mnemonics to markedly improve the efficiency of your board review studying; or 2) the Q&A REVIEW, featuring > 1200 Q&A, see the "Quick Order Form" at the very end of this book or just call 866-MDBOARDs or 866-IMREVIEW to order OR inquire.PUBLISHER COMMENTS:_______________ In a recent INTERVIEW, Dr Mittman was asked about his philosophies and how he feels Frontrunners has changed the field of medical board review for the USMLE STEPS 2, 3 and INTERNAL MEDICINE BOARDS. He listed his philosophies this way: ?Our slogan ?FRONTRUNNERS?When all you wanna know is what you GOTTA know!? really tells it all.' He went on to say, ?Frontrunners is all about respect'respect for the physician's time and intelligence.' Gone are the days of ?the 800 pound gorilla?, better known, from this day forth, as ?the 800 page gorilla?, meant to signify books that are just so big and cumbersome that they need review books FOR their review books! Larger books have fallen by the wayside, but have served their purpose well as support legs on drafting tables and heavy weights for dumbbells, pardon the pun." "In truth, the students themselves, we've found, are usually incredibly bright and highly motivated'they're just looking for SOMEONE to take the time to say, ?We've done the research already for you and know the questions and the answers to the last 10 years of exams. Here it is. Just know it!? A student preparing for his or her USMLE or I.M. Boards should never have to say, ?Hey, what's REALLY important here? I don't need another Harrison's. I need something I can get thru quickly before my boards!? Today's student is seeking a more MODERN, stream-lined approach to board review. And she certainly doesn't want her intelligence insulted. We've found that if you treat a doctor like a monkey, he regresses to a monkey. If you treat him like a genius, he will become the genius and his board scores will reflect that.' Students ARE able to process concentrated information in short periods of time. What do you think medical school was all about? Dr Mittman went on to say that, in the end, students just want to know what they GOTTA know. They want to know what's been on the exam lately. They don't just want an ?internal medicine update'. "There are luxury courses for that", Dr Mittman went on to say. ?We've created all of our board review products, whether they're for the USMLE STEPS 2 and 3 or for the INTERNAL MEDICINE BOARDS, with the following criteria in mind: ?What would I want in a review book? The answer inevitably is what every busy physician seeks: 1) something CONCISE! ; 2) something that reflects RECENT & ACTUAL exam content; 3) something that is thorough, where you don't have to juggle 3 books at once; 4) something that does not insult his intelligence; and 5) something that offers memory aids. This recipe has proven highly successful for Frontrunners and, of course, its students'''''''' unparalleled pass rates. AUTHOR COMMENTS:____________ This CONCISE, thorough, and one-of-a-kind resource summarizes ALL OF INTERNAL MEDICINE,(see TABLE OF CONTENTS section here)?ALL GEARED TOWARD MEDICINE FOR BOARD EXAMS. It is designed primarily for review by internal medicine residents and physicians who are preparing for their MEDICINE BOARDS as well as their USMLE STEPS 2 & 3. Notwithstanding, it doubles as a wonderful, concise desk reference for the busy internist. The syllabus is LOADED with EXCELLENT MNEMONICS that you''''''''ll actually use for the exam (and, dare we say, on your patients?). It''''''''s easy-to-read, COMPLETELY OUTLINED, and fully-indexed format will make your review a true pleasure so you can really nail the boards! Also, whether you''''''''re getting 1) NAIL THE BOARDS 2004! and/or 2) the Q&A Companion (Frontrunners Internal Medicine 2004 Q&A Review), and/or 3) Turbo Mnemonics for the Boards ----> ALWAYS MAKE SURE you''''''''re getting the latest editions. Currently, all 3 books are out in 2004 editions, correlating to the following ISBNs (respectively): 0972682708; 0972682716; & 0972682724. You can enter these ISBN numbers in the search line and the title will come up. No luck? Feel free to call Frontrunners Publishing directly toll-free at 866-MDBOARDS (632-6273) or 866-IMREVIEW (467-3843) 24 x 7. TABLE OF CONTENTS___________ PREFACEBradley D. Mittman is the author of 'NAIL THE BOARDS 2005-2006! The Ultimate Internal Medicine Review for USMLE Steps 2 & 3', published 2005 under ISBN 9780972682749 and ISBN 0972682740.