Board Review Series Pathology 5th Edition-BRS Pathology
First, as indicated by the series title, Board Review SeriesBoard Review Series Pathology 5th Edition, one of the prime purposes of the book is to serve as a source of review material for questions encountered on the USMLE and similar qualifying examinations. A certain part of such preparation consists of recognition of “key associations” that serve as the basis for many such examination questions. Accordingly, in this edition, we have again indicated such
associations throughout the text with a symbol resembling a key.
Even though we are strongly committed to the view that pathology is a conceptual field consisting of much more than “buzz words,” we also believe that recognition of such material is part of learning and that it helps students gain confidence in dealing with voluminous material, such as the content of standard pathology courses. The graphic designator used here should serve to identify these “high-yield” items and should be useful to the student in final preparation for board-type examinations.
We recommend that this book not be used as a primary text, but rather, as the series title suggests, as a supplement for study and for review. Following the initial study of a unit in a pathology course, many students will find that review of the corresponding material in this book will aid in the identification of major concepts that deserve
special emphasis. Also, this Board Review Series Pathology 5th Edition book can serve as a source for end-of-year review and for review for national examinations.
Special attention is again directed to the Answers and Explanations that follow the end-of-chapter Review Test questions and the Comprehensive Examination questions at the end of the text. Much of the teaching material is emphasized in these discussions, and it is recommended that these sections be reviewed carefully as part
of examination preparation
While attempting to keep this Board Review Series Pathology 5th Edition as short as possible, author have added what author consider to be significant material needed for updating. As before, the end of- chapter study questions and the comprehensive examination at the end of the book are entirely cast in vignette format.