- Sanford Guide: Absolutely essential to learn the bugs and drugs (see chart around page 52 or so) and to know the most recent recommendations to treat every type of infection
- MPR (take one from a doctors office) or palm drugs program like epocrates. Do not use the pocket Tarascon until you are at least an intern; there is not enough information there.
- Essentials of Musculoskeletal Care 3rd Edition with DVD For those with an interest in physical medicine, this is great. It has a DVD with joint injection video clips, pages describing the necessary equipment needed for each different injection, all the most common musculoskeletal disorders, including feet and children. Really an excellent book.
- David Rakel’s Integrative Medicine book is great for those interested in holistic and integrative medicine.
- Washington Manual is a great book that is brief but gives you what you need, when you are in the hospital on internal medicine.
- www.emedicine.com is really an awesome resource. I use it for everything!
- Habif’s Atlas of Dermatology is excellent if you really have a strong interest in dermatology. If you just want a handbook, Fitzpatrick is really very good, with lots of pictures, good information, and is plenty for the average non-dermatologist. It’s also smaller and easier to carry. Habif is as big as a textbook.
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