The easy way to score high on the PANCE and PANRE Physician Assistant Exam For Dummies, Premier Edition offers test-taking strategies for passing both the Physician Assistant National Certifying Exam (PANCE) and the Physician Assistant National Recertifying Exam (PANRE). It also offers information on becoming a certified Physician Assistant (PA) and the potential positions within this in-demand career field. Physician Assistant Exam For Dummies provides you with the information you need to ace this demanding exam and begin your career in one of the fastest growing segments of healthcare. * Offers an overview of test organization and scoring * Content review with practice tests for each section of the exam * Five full-length practice tests * An interactive CD includes 3 of the 5 practice tests?including one PANRE?a digital slide slow featuring 20 plus images,and more than 300 flashcards covering the 13 official categories of the PANCE and PANRE Physician Assistant Exam For Dummies, Premier Edition serves as a valuable, must-have resource, desk reference, and study guide for those preparing for either the PANCE or the PANRE.
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Rich Snyder, DO, is board certified in both internal medicine and nephrology. He teaches, lectures, and works with PA students, medical students, and medical residents. Barry Schoenborn, coauthor of Medical Dosage Calculations For Dummies, is a long-time technical and science writer.
Introduction 1 Part I: Scratching the Surface of the PANCE and PANRE 7 Chapter 1: Becoming a Physician Assistant 9 Chapter 2: Presenting the PANCE and PANRE 13 Part II: Getting to the Heart of the Test: Four Foundational Systems 21 Chapter 3: Tending to the Heart and the Great Vessels 23 Chapter 4: Taking a Deep Breath: The Lungs 59 Chapter 5: Hungering for the Digestive System 83 Chapter 6: Knowing the Hard Facts about Bones and Joints 107 Part III: Reviewing Surgical Topics and Other Organ Systems 133 Chapter 7: Checking Out Common Surgical Topics 135 Chapter 8: Exploring Problems of the Eyes, Ears, Nose, and Throat 149 Chapter 9: Reviewing Reproductive Medicine 167 Chapter 10: Understanding the Genitourinary System 185 Part IV: Pursuing Primary Care, Pharmacology, and Behavioral Health 213 Chapter 11: Prepping for Pediatrics 215 Chapter 12: Managing Health Maintenance and Medical Ethics 223 Chapter 13: Tending to Behavioral Health 235 Chapter 14: Focusing on Pharmacology and Toxicology 251 Part V: The Brain, Blood, Bugs, Skin, and Glands 265 Chapter 15: Evaluating the Endocrine System 267 Chapter 16: Keeping Neurology in Mind 287 Chapter 17: Touching on Dermatology 307 Chapter 18: Handling Hematology and Oncology 323 Chapter 19: Dealing with Bugs and Drugs: Infectious Diseases 345 Part VI: Tackling a PANCE Practice Test 361 Chapter 20: PANCE Practice Test 363 Chapter 21: PANCE Practice Test Answers and Explanations 413 Part VII: The Part of Tens 445 Chapter 22: The Top Ten (Plus a Bonus) Medical Triads 447 Chapter 23: Ten Important Medical Abbreviations 451 Chapter 24: Ten Mistakes that Test-Takers Make 455 Appendix A: About the CD 461 Index 465