The world of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) knowledge is vast. Within that world is a sub-set of knowledge that is especially important for everyday clinical care. And a sub-set of that is testable for the Board exam. The testable material includes time-honoured, locked-in-stone, mostly uncontroversial facts that have withstood the test of time.The answer to your study questions (and reduction of your study time!) can be found inside Acing the IBD Questions on the GI Board Exam: The Ultimate Crunch-Time Resource.Until now, there has been no single, slim, but high-yield volume that summarises the IBD you really need to know for the board exams, preparing for rounds, or just plain read. The authors have collected every pearl of wisdom, high-yield factlet, IBD ""Board buzzword"", micrograph, and classic imaging study they could muster, all while keeping Acing the IBD Questions on the GI Board Exam: The Ultimate Crunch-Time Resource a manageable size.In today's fast-paced world it is hard to keep up with the burgeoning IBD literature. Traditional textbooks usually feature long and detailed discussions that don't directly address board and recertification exams. On the flip side, many board review manuals provide lists and bullet points lacking sufficient background and context.Acing the IBD Questions on the GI Board Exam by Drs. Brennan Spiegel and Hetal Karsan, fills the unmet need in board review by presenting time-tested and high-yield information in a rational, useful, and contextually appropriate format.With its focus on pearl after pearl, emphasis on images, and attention to high-yield "tough stuff" vignettes you don't know the answers to (yet), Acing the IBD Questions on the GI Board Exam: The Ultimate Crunch-Time Resource will help you ace the GI and recertifying examinations, look good on clerkship rounds, simply challenge you with interesting and entertaining vignettes, and take optimal care of your IBD patients in clinical practice.
Brennan Spiegel, MD, MSHS is an Associate Professor of Medicine in the Division of Digestive Diseases, UCLA School of Medicine, and in the Division of Gastroenterology, VA Greater Los Angeles Health Care System. He also serves as adjunct faculty in the UCLA School of Public Health, where he teaches health services research techniques. Dr. Spiegel served as the Program Director for the UCLA GI Fellowship Program, where he developed and expanded the lecture series that gave rise to the series of Acing books.Hetal A. Karsan, MD, FACG, FACP is a Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine in the Division of Digestive Diseases at Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta. He is a gastroenterologist and hepatologist at Atlanta Gastroenterology Associates, one of the largest gastroenterology groups in the country, at which he is a partner. He is also a practicing clinician at Emory University.
ContentsDedicationAcknowledgmentsAbout the AuthorsAbout the Contributing EditorsPrefaceChapter 1 IBD on the GI Board ExamChapter 2 "Tough Stuff" VignettesChapter 3 "Crunch-Time" Self-Test-Time to Get Your Game OnChapter 4 "Crunch-Time" Self-Test Scoring GuideChapter 5 Answers to "Crunch-Time" Self-TestChapter 6 BibliographyFinancial DisclosuresIndex