Books to read in Surgery residency
In clinical practice, it is imperative that you have a strong base. Choosing the correct surgery books to read at undergraduate and post graduate levels helps a lot in shaping your surgery carrier.
Correct decisions at this time can be the making or breaking of you. Availability of endless amount of surgery text books is confusing and at this point of time, you should know what is the best way forward and which books to read.
I am listing here some of the best surgery books, you will require in your undergraduate time in the medical school.
It is an essential book to be followed from undergraduate level and to the post graduation. The book has evolved beautifully from the earlier editions and is a nice read. The content is great , easy to understand and tables and diagrams are self explanatory. In the latest edition, summary boxes have been nicely placed which are essential for MCQs.
There are many new chapters in the 28th edition and many of the controversies of the previous years have been put to rest.
It gives snippets of great and famous surgeons at the bottom which itself is a great read.
This book has a worldwide following and every time you read it, you feel you gain something new.
How to read and use this book
- General Surgery topics like inflammation, infection , wound healing, sutures are commonly asked in all exams . Important MCQs from bailey are covered here.
-Its better that you don't try to memorize everything that’s given in it. Just get a basic idea about the etiology, pathogeneses , work up and management.
- Give all the topics 2-3 reads and back it up with your clinical experience.
2. NMS Surgery
Its a very good book in question and answers format. This book's questions are very hard, but the explanations are thorough and useful. The book has been published recently this year and the sources cited are fairly current. It gives very detailed and precise answers and help you understand the topic well.
this fully revised 21st Edition continues to provide the key information, essential teaching pearls, and completely updated content needed to make the most informed surgical decisions and achieve optimal outcomes for patients
This book teaches you how and where to start in an investigating type of way. It also highlights Hamilton Bailey's original message regarding the importance of physical signs in clinical surgery.
The book is easy to understand and a must for your surgery clinical posting.
The new edition of Sabiston is concise and precise. It provides key information, essential teaching pearls, and completely updated content to help you grasp and enjoy the subject. Chapters in General surgery, GI Surgery and Cardiac surgery are detailed and some times over whelming for undergrdauates.
The book is a must for post graduates and for those preparing for superspeciality exams.
Mastery of surgery has always been a favorite amongst undergraduates although for selective topics. Buy it in late 2nd or 3rd year and use it for selective topics. The content is easy to understand and will help in OT postings