We appreciate all the kind remarks and suggestions from the many medical
students over the past three years. Your positive reception has been an incredible encouragement, especially in light of the short life of the Case Files series. It was rewarding to work together with Andre Campbell, the endowed chair of surgical education at the University of California, San Francisco. In this second edition of Case Files: Surgery, the basic format of the book has been retained. Improvements were made by updating many of the chapters. We reviewed the clinical scenarios with the intent on improving them; however, their reallife presentations patterned after actual clinical experience were accurate and instructive. The multiple choice questions have been carefully reviewed and rewritten to ensure that they comply with the National Board and USMLE formats. By reading this second edition, we hope that you will continue to enjoy learn surgical management through the simulated clinical cases. It is certainly a privilege to be a teacher for so many students, and it is with humility that we present this edition.
Sixty Surgery cases with complete discussions offer the most outstanding clerkship and USMLE Step 2 review possible
Case Files: Surgery, 2e presents sixty clinical cases illustrating key points. Each case includes an extended discussion, definition of terms, clinical pearls, and USMLE format review questions. This interactive learning system helps you understand essential concepts instead of memorizing facts.