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u/KaptainKrunch · 16 pointsr/Residency

I am a PGY-4 Rad resident. Here are some resources that I think you guys might find helpful.


  • University of Virginia, online radiology tutorials. These cover many different aspects of radiology, from CT to US, as well as some basic trauma evaluation for every modality. Many modules review normal anatomy as well. A very good resource for a quick general overview. HERE
  • Radiology Assistant One of the BEST resources for radiology residents and all other residents as well in my opinion. Covers many high-yield aspects of imaging. It goes into a little more depth for each topic than the UVA tutorials. I have looked at their bone tumor differential article many times. This website is an excellent resource for anyone interested in learning more, even for med students. [] (
  • LearningRadiology Wonderful general resource, geared towards medical students. The guy who wrote the book is the chair or PD for a program in North Philly I think. I read his book in medical school.
  • You already know who it is...(Silento). Many of my co-residents and attendings make fun of this website. I call it the WebMD of radiology. It's not bad in a pinch, but StatDx is a much better alternative
  • StatDx The UpToDate of radiology. Requires big $$$ to access. Totally worth it IMO. Has every conceivable disease on there, as well as imaging/pathology/workup/recommendations/andeverythingelse. Written for radiology residents and attendings, so having some general knowledge makes it more palatable.

    Chest X-ray

    If you're serious about it, start with Felson's Principles of Chest Roentgenology, A Programmed Text. Don't let the 288 pages scare you, half of the pages are images and the other half only contain like 100 words of text. It's set up with big pictures on one side, and easy explanations and multiple choice questions on the opposing page. It kind of reminded me of that Dale Dubin EKG book (the orange one).

    If you're kind of "meh" about it. Just check out the UVA tutorials above, or this..

    All that being said, Chest X-rays can be some of the most challenging and humbling cases to read. You could read 5 books and still suck. I'm probably going to recommend a CT anyways.

    Interventional Radiology Gunners

    This guy makes some decent youtube videos. Maybe you'll impress someone someday and only have to sell 1 limb to get into IR.


  • Radiographics ABR Series. Radiographics articles geared towards the ABR. Please don't read these unless you want to be absolutely insufferable.
  • ASNR Neuroradiology Lectures For nerds only.
  • STR Cardiothoracic Lectures For boring nerds only. Although the PA/Lateral Xray video overview is only 30 minutes long and pretty good.

    Finding good articles

    Just google "(What your looking for) + Radiographics. The Radiographics educational journal has some of the best educational articles and modules overall. You might become too smart and lose all your friends.

    Hope that helps. If I think of anything else, I'll periodically update this comment
u/BrobaFett · 5 pointsr/Residency

Trust the process. You'll learn what you need to learn.

BRS is nice and dense, but somewhat outdated.

Your best resource, by far is going to be Pediatrics in Review (and for NICU, NeoReview). They provide excellent review articles for any topic you might wish to learn about. Read these articles often.

Nelsons is the reference "bible" if you will, but I don't know if I'd drop the dough on paying for a full Nelson's. Nelson's Essentials on the other hand, is quite digestible.

You mentioned Pocket Medicine, and there is a Pocket Pediatrics, but I've never used it. Harriet Lane is definitively the standard reference but a bit thick to stick in a white coat pocket (every halfway decent program has like 4-5 of these strewn about the resident work-room).

The good news is, you can sort of pick and choose what reference texts you want. For board prep you'll get the usual "laughing your way", PREP, and medstudy, etc. I also think it's not a bad idea to pick up a text correlating to your field of interest.

For instance, I like critical care. So I picked up Roger's Handbook of Pediatric Intensive Care (the much more portable version of the larger text).

Hope that helps!!

u/Medicalplus · 2 pointsr/Residency

Best preparation sources for step 3:


This is the absolutely most important resource for you to use. If you are going to do nothing else to prepare for Step 3, then this is what I would recommend.



it will highlight your areas of weakness and point you towards the areas you should be spending the most time.


Review Books

Review books should be used as a way to supplement your knowledge, refresh yourself on topics that you may not have seen for several years, and to address material that you are struggling to learn through the question bank.

The recommended books are:

  1. First Aid for Step 3
  2. Master the Boards for Step 3


    1- UWorld’s CCS Cases help you prepare and boost your confidence for the test day. 

    uworld ccs

    2- Mapping CCS: 2019, excellent preparation tool wide range of cases. The high yield non uworld cases can be find

    2019 Mapping ccs

    3- Crush CCS cases: provides easy and short review.

    crush ccs

    Biostats and Abstract/ Pharm ads:

    UWord biostats: Good review, good price

    UWorld Biostats

    Biostats words for the boards: good book, and the best is to take a live tutor course. it will save your time:

    Biostats words for the boards

    USMLE STEP 3 Preparation Plan:

    1. Start early

    Different preparation times have been suggested, Depending on what you are doing, if you are in residency or not, at
    least 3-4 weeks of dedicated studying for the exam is needed.

    2- Q Banks:

    NBMEs can be used as a way of predicting your final score. Take an NBME at the very beginning of your Step 3 study
    period. Doing this can give you a baseline score, and will often make students much less nervous about the exam.

    2. Consider using tutor

    Live tutor can save a lot of your time reviewing your weak points whether they are ccs, biostats or pharmacology. that
    will allow a more focused approach to your studying.  

    3. Master Clinical Case Simulation (CCS) Questions

    CCS accounts for 25% of your final score, before going to the exam, make sure that you practice the cases and you
    understand the principles about the software

    4. Don’t underestimate Biostats, preventive medicine, Abstract/ pharm ads and pharmacology questions

    The exam had a significant number of biostats questions, more than prior steps. These topics are as important as
    internal medicine and pediatrics in the exam.

u/BallerGuitarer · 2 pointsr/Residency

I actually felt like UWorld's biostats program was excellent. A lot of people advise Step 3 takers to study it a few days before the test, but I studied it early on in my studying (when my brain was still fresh), and I feel like I got almost all the stats questions right on that test (everything else, well that's a different story).

All that said, I also feel like my ability to understand articles improved by leaps and bounds after doing UWorld biostats. If you would like a book, I used High Yield Biostats, Epidemiology, and Public Health as a supplement to my studying and thought it was pretty well written.

u/Blizzardsurvivor · 1 pointr/Residency

I know you wanted a website, but I would still like to recommend the book 150 ECG cases by Hampton. The book is amazing, and taught me a lot when I was starting out my electrical puzzlesolving journey. It has a short clinical history and an ECG on one page. When you turn the page it systematically goes through the specific pathologies in the ECG, what this means, and what you should do now. Just a great way to learn ECGs in a clinical context, and really explains why rather than just what.

Edit: There is a free sample available from so you can see what the format is like.

u/philip_of_acarnania · 4 pointsr/Residency

Hey dude, don’t feel bad! I think the physical exam is a lot more challenging than everyone lets on, especially when you are crunched for time, and knowing when it is actually helpful can be crazy challenging (e.g. is looking for an S4 gallop really going to change my management of this guy?).

I think the book you were trying to reference is McGee’s Evidence Based Physical Diagnosis. That book really helped me with knowing when a physical exam maneuver will help make a specific diagnosis or just waste my time. Pictures aren’t as great as Bates, but unlike Bates, McGee gives the evidence, sensitivities, and specificities whereas Bates more expects you to take their word for it.

As an intern, I for sure suck at the physical exam, but I just try and carve out time to practice things that might help or are important to document, and I’ve noticed I’m starting to get better, especially with those fricken’ dad-gummed pedal pulses (and of course the people you need to feel them on are BMI > 35). You’ll get better at it man, a lot of helpful advice on this thread, hope the link is helpful!

u/Julia_Child · 5 pointsr/Residency would be a great place to start. The only high yield anatomy you should review is neuro in my opinion (PGY4 here). Talking intelligently about the regions affected by an infarct or mass is very helpful and puts you on a whole new level.

Somewhat on a similar topic is a book I recommend to every new rads resident, The Radiology Report: A Guide to Thoughtful Communication for Radiologists and Other Medical Professionals

It goes over the non-interpretive skill of sewing together a masterful tapestry of findings into a succinct and powerful report. My residency didn’t really teach this topic very well and the do’s and don’ts have come in very handy. It also goes over some the history and trends of radiology reporting which you may also find I interesting (or you may skip entirely).

u/johnnyutah26 · 7 pointsr/Residency

Below is a fun, light read. Good British wit combines with major medical developments to provide a greater understanding of medical history and a sensible chuckle. The author was a British surgeon and anesthetist per the internet.

The Alarming History of Medicine: Amusing Anecdotes from Hippocrates to Heart Transplants

u/fairbianca · 2 pointsr/Residency

two of the best books I've ever read on this subject are Talking to Patients: The Theory of Doctor Patient Communication Vol. 1 and Talking to Patients: Clinical Technique Vol. 2 by Dr. Eric Cassell. Can't recommend them enough. Another extremely valuable book on clinical empathy is Dr. Jodi Halpern's book, "From Detached Concern to Clinical Empathy." Fantastic read but I think the Cassell may be more of what you are looking for since it is more focused on technique whereas Halpern is more focused on theory.

u/Dilaudipenia · 5 pointsr/Residency

Surgical critical care fellow here, but residency-trained as Emergency Medicine so had the pick up some of the surgery-specific stuff quickly. Some of the resources I’ve found useful:

Top Knife: a trauma surgery text but very readable for the non-surgeon and helps you to understand the methods behind trauma surgery and damage control resuscitation

I’m a big fan of the Pitt critical care series. A couple titles I’ve found particularly useful for my fellowship:,204,203,200_QL40_&dpSrc=srch,204,203,200_QL40_&dpSrc=srch

Hope this helps! I know we do critical care differently in some ways than MICU docs but I like to think we can all learn from each other.

u/Gigawatts · 2 pointsr/Residency

I found the Pocket Medicine MGH handbook to be very helpful for the situation you're describing. I would carry it down with me to the ED, quickly review the pertinent topics before seeing the patient, then have it in front of me while formulating my plan to cover my bases. Supplement with UpToDate if you have time to digest.

u/jvttlus · 4 pointsr/Residency

there's an EM book called "The chief complaint" which sounds like exactly what you need. there's also an em-centric website called which has pages on common complaints with cross-referenced differentials like dyspnea, [fever without source] (, syncope etc,

u/wampum · 49 pointsr/Residency

Tell them you have this phone and their app is incompatible.

Simple Mobile Alcatel MyFlip 4G Prepaid Flip Phone

u/soaringnflyin · 1 pointr/Residency

Honestly, read the book DARE. It will work wonders. I read it and implemented its strategies and my panic attacks have literally faded within weeks. I can now do pt presentations with a poise I never had before. It's incredible! The thing is this: you are more anxious about your symptoms (cramps, palpitations, etc) than what you think you're anxious about (work related matters).