Case Files Pathology, Second Edition

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McGraw Hill Professional, May 18, 2008 - Medical - 456 pages

More than 50 clinical cases help you ace pathology courses and the USMLE

The Case Files series is an award-winning learning system proven to improve exam scores. This series helps you to learn in the context of real patients instead of simply memorizing. Case Files: Pathology: Second Edition presents 50+ clinical cases with open-ended questions which weave basic science concepts into the clinical scenario. Each case includes an extended discussion (including definitions and a pathophysiology discussion), key points, and 3-5 USMLE-style comprehension questions. The authors are experienced teachers from the University of Texas-Houston Medical School and East Tennessee State University Quillen College of Medicine.


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About the author (2008)

Eugene C. Toy, MD is a dual certified family physician and ob/gyn and is Academic Chief and Program Director for the Obstetrics and Gynecology residency at The Methodist Hospital in Houston, Texas, where he is also actively involved in teaching medical students.

Margaret O. Uthman, MD, PhD is Associate Professor of Pathology; Vice Chair for Education; Assistant Dean for Educational Programs; Director, Pathology Residency Program; and Director, Hematopathology at The University of Texas-Houston Medical School in Houston, Texas.

Edward Uthman, MD is Adjunct Professor, Department of Pathology at UT-Houston Medical School and a pathologist at Brown & Associates Medical Laboratories in Houston, Texas.

Earl J. Brown, MD is Associate Professor in the Department of Pathology at Quillen College of Medicine in Johnson City, Tennessee.

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