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LIBRARY GUIDE TO MDM4 9736 - Surgery Sub Internship

Introduction to Guide
This guide pulls together some of the major resources in general surgery. It includes links to the online recommended textbooks for the sub-I as well as to other books, journals, databases and media for self-directed learning. It's designed to help you "study for your patients."
Recommended Textbooks (From the Syllabus)
NEW EDITION!  Blackbourne. Surgical Recall. 9th ed. 2022. [LWW Health Library]

NEW EDITION!  Brunicardi. Schwartz's Principles of Surgery. 11th ed. 2019 [AccessMedicine]

Harken. Abernathy's Surgical Secrets. 7th ed. 2018 [ClinicalKey]

NEW EDITION!  Klingensmith. Washington Manual of Surgery. 8th ed. 2020 [OvidSP]

NEW EDITION!  Townsend.  Sabiston Textbook of Surgery. 21st ed. 2022 [ClinicalKey]

Many additional surgery ebooks are available through the ClinicalKey database, AccessSurgery, and other sources through the library's catalog.
Surgical Atlases
Ellison. Zollinger's Atlas of Surgical Operations. 10th ed. 2016 [AccessSurgery]

Hunter. Atlas of Minimally Invavsive Surgical Operations. 2018 [AccessSurgery]

Go to the AFCP course guide for general anatomy resources.
Review & Study Materials
Jarrell. NMS National Medical Series for Independent Study: Surgery. 6th ed. 2016 [LWW Health Library-Clerkship]

Karp. Blueprints: Surgery. 5th ed. 2008 [LWW Health Library-Clerkship]

NEW EDITION!  Toy. Case Files Surgery. 6th ed. 2022 [AccessMedicine Case Files]

Zaslau. Shelf-Life Surgery. 2015. [LWW Health Library-Clerkship]

Zaslau. Step-Up to Surgery. 2nd ed. 2014 [LWW Health Library-Clerkship]
More eBooks
NEW EDITION!  Cameron. Current Surgical Therapy. 13th ed. 2020 [ClinicalKey]

NEW EDITION!  Doherty. Current Diagnosis & Treatment: Surgery. 15th ed. 2020 [AccessSurgery]

Lawrence. Essentials of General Surgery and Surgical Specialties. 6th ed. 2019. [LWW Health Library-Clerkship]

Minter. Current Procedures: Surgery. 2010 [AccessSurgery]

Velasco. Essential Surgical Procedures. 2016 [ClinicalKey]
Key Surgery Journals

From Harvard Medicine. Provides reports of breaking medical literature as well as seminal studies. This subset is from AccessSurgery.
Research Help
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Research Consultation
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Self-Directed Learning Modules
Association for Surgical Education Teaching Modules - Case-based Powerpoint modules on a variety of surgical topics.

Patient Safety Modules - Self-paced course including three modules: Handwashing, Understanding Error, and Communication Concepts. Part of the AccessSurgery system.

UCSF Department of Surgery Videos
 - Gastroesophageal Junction
- Stomach, Proximal Duodenum and the Lesser Omental Sac
-   Pre/Post Test pdf  
-   Answer Key pdf 
Klamen, Debra L. Resident Readiness: General Surgery. McGraw-Hill, 2014 [AccessSurgery] - Click into the chapters to listen to the audio version!

Behind the Knife is a podcast that addresses a wide range of surgical topics in an "informal discussion and interview format." It educational topics that covers all stages of a surgeon's career.

AccessSurgery Videos - Brief videos of a variety of procedures.

Behind the Knife Videos - A curated collection of videos from the popular podcast posted on AccessSurgery.

Procedures Consult - Videos with detailed instructions of common medical and surgical procedures. Part of the ClincalKey database.
This is a collection of 21 full-text surgical specialty and sub-specialty textbooks and atlases from McGraw-Hill, including Schwartz's Principles of Surgery and Zollinger's Atlas of Surgical Operations. AccessSurgery also includes images, videos, patient education handouts, drug information and self-assessment tools.
LWW Health Library - Clerkship
Collection of key texts and review books in each of the core clerkship rotations - Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, OB/GYN, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, and Surgery. Also contains review materials for USMLE Step 2 and 3. Search a specific book, within a clerkship collection, or across the entire database.
Medical and surgical content from Elsevier, including more than 900 books, 500 journals, thousands of videos and millions of images. To download book chapter PDFs, please log in or register for a free account. NOTE: Vendor recommends updating to most recent version of browser. To see a list of just the books on surgery, click here.

COVID-19 and Surgery
COVID-19 Resource Center - From the American College of Surgeons (ASC), curated content including best practices and guidance targeted to the challenges and concerns of surgeons.