Rapid Review – Pathology

- by Edward F. Golijan
  • Comprehensiveness: 5
    • Outlines important concepts in general pathology, such as cell injury and inflammation.
    • Covers most pathologies that will be encountered on the Step I related to the specific organ systems.
  • Yield: 3.5
    • Outline format is relatively concise in its coverage of individual pathologies.
    • Includes many pathologies that are not highly tested on Step I.
    • Often includes details related to diagnosis and management that may be beyond the scope of Step I.
  • Organization: 5
    • Well-organized format covers the mechanism/pathogenesis, clinical presentation, diagnosis, and treatment for most pathologies.
  • Overall:4.5
    • Students who may have a low or borderline performance in general pathology principles or specific organ systems may benefit from consulting those specific areas of the text.
    • Students may find it helpful to consult when doing pathology questions as a way to ensure that the fundamental components of the Step I method for a particular topic covered in a question are included/annotated in their central text.
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