Step Up To Medicine contains nearly everything that you need to know about Medicine for your Medicine Core Clerkship and Step 2 CK. In an ideal world, you’d know this book inside and out after your 12 week rotation and then be prepared for that material on CK. It’s truly a very useful resource for your entire 3rd year of medical school and is highly recommended by fellow students.
Step Up To Medicine is formatted with bullet points and organized by system with a good portion of topics such as hypertension and diabetes addressed in the “Ambulatory” section towards the end of the textbook, which is a great chapter to read before your oral and written exams.
The chapters are section by diseases with in each area such as: diseases of the cardiovascular system, pulmonary system, GI, endocrine and metabolic diseases, and much much more! This will help you in your problem analysis and decision making when coming across these diseases.
Most people who read Step Up To Medicine find themselves referring back to it constantly during their 3rd and 4th year rotations as well as during their prepartion for Step 2 CK. Step Up To Medicine also includes some new great features in their recent 3rd edition, such as:
- Full color, updated pages and illustrations and clinical images
- New content on evidence based medicine so that your information is current and up-to-date.
- Expanded content on drug dosing
- Coverage of high yield medical topics
- 300 USMLE style questions
- Respiration and heart sounds available online when the book is purchased!
We’d highly suggest getting this book! If you’re a person who likes this of material to be presented as cases, please check out Case Files Internal Medicine as an optional second book!