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6th-Jul-2007 02:23 pm
Hello everyone!

I am currently going through an orientation for doing my clinical rotations in Internal Medicine and scheduled to start an MICU and Wards rotation soon. Basically I am a special trainee and would be functioning as an Intern  for 3 months but its not residency ( I am applying to 2008 residency).I wanted to know what are the most useful and indispensable books/ pocket books/ PDA software for this. Something thats nice and easy to read would be great.

Also, I am interested in primary care medicine( Yes, whatever they say I love it!) and wondering about the residency programs in Chicago area. Would anyone have the scoop about Chicago programs? I really love this place now and don't want to move out but I think I'll have to apply elsewhere too for safety as I am just a marginal candidate and my  USMLEs are not that stellar either.
Plz drop your 2 cents docs!
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9th-Jul-2007 04:51 pm (UTC)
Thank you!
I also wanted to ask about PDA software-- r they absolutely neccesary? If so, what is the best one?
10th-Jul-2007 02:46 am (UTC)
The only thing I really use frequently is Epocrates. You can download that online. Another good program is 5 minute clinical consult... I used that more during med school.

You might also want to get a copy of Sanford's. (That's the infectious disease book.) It's small and great for looking up antibiotics.
10th-Jul-2007 05:37 pm (UTC)
Thanks! I got pocket medicine, Sanford guide and Tarascon Pharmacopoeia. I'll check out the PDA software too!
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