Havard's Nursing Guide to Drugs - Mobile optimised site

Author: Adriana P. Tiziani

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0729586057

Category: Medical

Page: 1352

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The premier drug guide for nurses and midwives since 1983. Now in its 10th edition, Havard's Nursing Guide to Drugs continues to provide reliable, accurate drug information for nursing and midwifery students and practitioners. This user-friendly drug guide delivers safe, up-to-date drug administration information regarding form, action, use, dose, adverse effects and interactions in compliance with current pharmaceutical guidelines from the Therapeutic Goods Administration and MIMS. Nursing points and cautions highlight best practice in drug administration and expanded focus on Patient teaching and advice ensures quality patient care. All drugs listed by therapeutic class and by body system Both trade names and generic drug names are provided Icons indicate cautions for drugs used during pregnancy and breastfeeding, and drug specific restrictions in sport A quick reference guide for calculating drug dosages and drip rates Common abbreviations, units and concentrations Appendix 3 features the latest MIMS updates, including dual labelling of drug ingredients to demonstrate international alignment Fully revised section on antineoplastic agents New drugs added to immunomodifiers, pulmonary arterial hypertension agents and eye, ear and nose Companion mobile optimised site available as a separate purchase or comprehensive package: - Provides easy online access to the trusted drug guide - Search by body system, therapeutic class or both - Perfect support for students and practitioners during study or clinical practice

Havard's Nursing Guide to Drugs

Author: Adriana P. Tiziani

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0729581624

Category: Medical

Page: 1224

View: 302

This ninth edition of Havard’s Nursing Guide to Drugs e-book continues to provide reliable, accurate drug information for nursing and midwifery students and practitioners. All content in this must have nursing drug handbook, is tailored for nurses and midwives in Australia and New Zealand. User-friendly and fully up-to-date, this indispensible nursing e-book delivers safe drug administration information regarding form, action, use, dose, adverse effects and interactions in compliance with current pharmaceutical guidelines by the Therapeutic Goods Association (TGA). Each therapeutic drug class features a detailed description, followed by an A-Z of drugs within that class. Important Nursing points and cautions throughout this edition highlight best practice in drug administration. Patient teaching and advice has been included to emphasise an essential part of care within a multidisciplinary team. This e-book edition also features icons that indicate drug cautions during pregnancy and breastfeeding, and another that indicates drug-specific restrictions in sport. A bestselling Elsevier textbook, Havard’s Nursing Guide to Drugs has been the premier drug guide for nurses and midwives since 1983. Havard’s Nursing Guide to Drugs 9th edition will also be available for separate purchase as an app (iOS and android) and provides an easy reference, searchable version of the text in mobile format for students and practitioners to carry with them during clinical practice. Also, available for separate purchase to be used alongside the Havard’s Nursing Guide to Drugs app will be the Tiziani Drug Calculations app. When both apps are purchased the user will be able to share function, content and data between the two applications. This link will provide cross reference from the text to case studies and drug calculation MCQ’s, placing the pharmacology in a clinical context. Havard's Nursing Guide to Drugs 9e app and the Tiziani Drug Calculations app will be available for purchase in December 2013. Drugs listed by therapeutic class and by body system Both trade names and generic drug names provided Each drug entry listed by available forms, action, use, dosage, adverse effects, interactions with other drugs Nursing points and cautions and Patient teaching and advice ensure quality patient care New focus on Patient teaching and advice. All existing drugs reviewed and updated. All new entries checked to ensure form, action, dose, usage, adverse effects, contraindication and precautions comply with current pharmaceutical guidelines. Cautions for drugs used during pregnancy and breastfeeding are highlighted with an icon. Cautions for sports related drugs are also highlighted with an icon.

Eat, Drink, and Be Healthy

The Harvard Medical School Guide to Healthy Eating

Author: Walter Willett

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1501164775

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 432

View: 4219

In this national bestseller based on Harvard Medical School and Harvard School of Public Health research, Dr. Willett explains why the USDA guidelines--the famous food pyramid--are not only wrong but also dangerous.

Evidence-based Practice in Nursing & Healthcare

A Guide to Best Practice

Author: Bernadette Mazurek Melnyk,Ellen Fineout-Overholt

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

ISBN: 1605477788

Category: Medical

Page: 599

View: 2918

Bernadette Mazurek Melnyk and Ellen Fineout-Overholt are creators of the ARCC (Advancing Research and Clinical practice through close Collaboration) Model, an innovative strategy for implementing and sustaining evidence-based practice in healthcare systems. The ARCC Model is cited as an exemplar of education in evidence-based practice in the Board on Health Care Services and the Institute of Medicine's book, Health Professions Education: A Bridge to Quality. "McInyk and Fineout-Overholt's book should be required reading in all graduate programs. Their text has provided a blueprint for the future of nursing practice and a rigorously substantiated and clearly described means for clinicians, educators, and administrators to participate in improving quality of care." Janet D. Allan, PhD, RN, FAAN Dean and Professor University of Maryland School of Nursing "Evidence-based Practice in Nursing & Healthcare: A Guide to Best Practice has been instrumental in developing a culture of evidence-based practice at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. It is fundamental to our curriculum provided to all levels of staff, from new graduate nurses to the highest levels of hospital leadership." Dr. Patricia Potter, RN, PhD, FAAN, Dr. Gail Rea, RN, PhD, CNE, Dr. Karen Balakas, RN, PhD, CNE, Jennifer Williams, MSN, RN, ACNS-BC, Elizabeth Pratt, MSN, RN, ACNS-BC Evidence Equals Excellence group at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Barnes-Jewish School of Nursing at Goldfarb Evidence-based Practice in Nursing & Healthcare: A Guide to Best Practice is an exemplary text that spans the continuum of nursing evidence to support best practice. Utilizing this text with undergraduate, RN to BSN, and graduate nursing students, it is the ONLY text that demonstrates how to retrieve, read, and analyze evidence whether it is published as an individual study, systematic review, meta-analysis, best practice guideline, or outcomes management report. Students learn how to utilize multiple complex databases and websites as they move through each chapter. And, they experience dissemination of evidence through the development of presentations, publications, posters, and grants. This is truly a remarkable book that embraces evidence as the basis for nursing practice and patient-centered care and safety. Having used this text with more than 1000 students over the past five years, I can honestly say that I have found no other text that facilitates learning and development of clinical judgment that is grounded in valid, reliable, and applicable evidence. This is a keeper! Alice E. Dupler, JD, APRN-BC Clinical Associate Professor Washington State University College of Nursing "I have used the book since I developed the Evidence-based Practice course for our College of Nursing in Fall 2007. It was the first course of its kind at Indiana State University. It has been well received and the preferred course for all nursing graduate students for completion of their final scholarly projects. The text was essential in developing the course and provides the foundation and guidance that the students need to develop their Evidence Based Practice projects...the students love the text!" Susan Eley PhD, RN, FNP-BC Assistant Professor Director FNP Program Indiana State University

Complications

A Surgeon's Notes on an Imperfect Science

Author: Atul Gawande

Publisher: Profile Books

ISBN: 1847651240

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 389

View: 4753

The international bestseller from the author of Being Mortal In these gripping accounts of true cases, bestselling author Atul Gawande performs exploratory surgery on medicine itself, laying bare a science not in its idealised form, but as it actually is - complicated, perplexing and profoundly human. This is a stunningly well-written account of the life of a surgeon: what it is like to cut into people's bodies and the terrifying - literally life and death - decisions that have to be made: operations that go wrong; of doctors who go to the bad; why autopsies are necessary; what it feels like to insert your knife into someone. 'Written as tautly as a thriller' Observer

Principles and Practice of Hospital Medicine, Second Edition

Author: Sylvia C. McKean,John J. Ross,Daniel D. Dressler,Danielle Scheurer

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071843140

Category: Medical

Page: 2352

View: 7776

The leading textbook of hospital medicine – completely updated to reflect today’s challenges Since its publication in 2012, Principles and Practice of Hospital Medicine, Second Edition has become the field’s premier resource. Comprehensive, authoritative, and practical, this landmark text provides a solid grounding in clinical, organizational, and administrative areas central to the practice of hospital medicine. The Second Edition has been completely updated to reflect the evolving practice responsibilities of hospitalists. Examples include value-based medicine, expanded surgical content, bedside clinical reasoning, and a new segment devoted to rehabilitation and skilled nursing care. This edition also features a more accessible and streamlined full-color design enriched by more than 600 illustrations. Each clinical chapter opens with boxed Key Clinical Questions that are addressed in the text and summarized in hundreds of tables. Case studies demonstrate how to apply this information specifically to the management of hospitalized patients. Representing the expertise of more than two hundred renowned contributors, Principles and Practice of Hospital Medicine, Second Edition is logically divided into six sections: • The Specialty of Hospital Medicine and Systems of Care • Medical Consultation • Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing Care • The Approach to the Patient at the Bedside • Diagnostic Testing and Procedures • Clinical Conditions in the Inpatient Setting Principles and Practice of Hospital Medicine, Second Edition is essential reading for clinicians who strive to optimize inpatient care and sharpen their leadership skills.

Surgical Pain Management

A Complete Guide to Implantable and Interventional Pain Therapies

Author: Sanjeet Narang,Edgar L. Ross,Alison Weisheipl

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199377375

Category: Medical

Page: 352

View: 8728

Surgical Pain Management is an essential, step-by-step guide to surgical techniques and the perioperative management of chronic pain patients whose treatment includes implantable therapies. Chapters review the steps necessary for defining a potential candidate for implant and the infrastructure to support the perioperative period and beyond, controversies in approaches for both intrathecal and spinal cord stimulation implants, healthcare education for patients with these devices, neuroaxial drug delivery, electrical stimulation of the peripheral and central nervous system, and a variety of invasive procedures for chronic and cancer pain. Appendices provide supplemental information regarding guidelines, physiology, technologies available, troubleshooting, and documentation required to organize an interventional service. This book details a range of approaches from basic implant therapies to more advanced therapies, making it an ideal companion to an advanced training program in interventional pain management and a useful resource for developing a team that will optimize care for some of the most difficult to treat chronic pain patients.

The Vaccine-Friendly Plan

Dr. Paul's Safe and Effective Approach to Immunity and Health-from Pregnancy Through Your Child's Teen Years

Author: Paul Thomas, M.D.,Jennifer Margulis, Ph.D.

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN: 1101884223

Category: Medical

Page: 464

View: 4839

An accessible and reassuring guide to childhood health and immunity from a pediatrician who’s both knowledgeable about the latest scientific research and respectful of a family’s risk factors, health history, and concerns In The Vaccine-Friendly Plan, Paul Thomas, M.D., presents his proven approach to building immunity: a new protocol that limits a child’s exposure to aluminum, mercury, and other neurotoxins while building overall good health. Based on the results from his pediatric practice of more than eleven thousand children, as well as data from other credible and scientifically minded medical doctors, Dr. Paul’s vaccine-friendly protocol gives readers • recommendations for a healthy pregnancy and childbirth • vital information about what to expect at every well child visit from birth through adolescence • a slower, evidence-based vaccine schedule that calls for only one aluminum-containing shot at a time • important questions to ask about your child’s first few weeks, first years, and beyond • advice about how to talk to health care providers when you have concerns • the risks associated with opting out of vaccinations • a practical approach to common illnesses throughout the school years • simple tips and tricks for healthy eating and toxin-free living at any age The Vaccine-Friendly Plan presents a new standard for pediatric care, giving parents peace of mind in raising happy, healthy children. Praise for The Vaccine-Friendly Plan “Finally, a book about vaccines that respects parents! If you choose only one book to read on the topic, read The Vaccine-Friendly Plan. This impeccably researched, well-balanced book puts you in the driver’s seat and empowers you to make conscientious vaccine decisions for your family.”—Peggy O’Mara, editor and publisher, Mothering Magazine “Sure to appeal to readers of all kinds as a friendly, no-nonsense book that cuts through the rhetoric surrounding vaccines. It offers validation to those who avoid some or all, while offering those who do want to vaccinate help on how to do so safely. This is a great book for anyone with children in their lives.”—Natural Mother “A valuable, science-supported guide to optimizing your child’s health while you navigate through complex choices in a toxic, challenging world.”—Martha Herbert, M.D., Ph.D., Harvard Medical School “An impressively researched guide, this important book is essential reading for parents. With clear and practical advice for shielding children from harmful toxins, it will compel us all to think differently about how to protect health.”—Jay Gordon, M.D., FAAP “Rather than a one-size-fits-all vaccine strategy, the authors suggest thoughtful, individualized decisions based on research and collaboration between parents and clinicians—a plan to optimize a child’s immune system and minimize any risks.”—Elizabeth Mumper, M.D., founder and CEO, The Rimland Center for Integrative Pediatrics “This well-written and thought-provoking book will encourage parents to think through decisions—such as food choices and the timing of vaccines—that affect the well-being of their children. In a world where children’s immune systems are increasingly challenged, this is a timely addition to the literature.”—Harriet Lerner, Ph.D., bestselling author of The Dance of Anger and The Mother Dance From the Trade Paperback edition.

The End of Alzheimer's

The First Program to Prevent and Reverse Cognitive Decline

Author: Dale Bredesen

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0735216207

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 320

View: 1241

Everyone knows someone who has survived cancer, but no one knows anyone who has survived Alzheimer's Disease. Dale Bredesen, MD, offers hope to anyone looking to prevent and even reverse Alzheimer's Disease and cognitive decline. Arguing that AD is not one condition, as it is currently treated, but three, Bredesen outlines 36 metabolic factors (micronutrients, hormone levels, sleep) that can trigger "downsizing" in the brain. He then shows us how to rebalance these factors using lifestyle modifications like taking B12, eliminating gluten, or improving oral hygiene.

Communicating Risks and Benefits

An Evidence Based User's Guide

Author: Baruch Fischhoff

Publisher: Government Printing Office

ISBN: 9780160901799

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 240

View: 9541

Effective risk communication is essential to the well-being of any organization and those people who depend on it. Ineffective communication can cost lives, money and reputations. Communicating Risks and Benefits: An Evidence-Based User’s Guide provides the scientific foundations for effective communications. The book authoritatively summarizes the relevant research, draws out its implications for communication design, and provides practical ways to evaluate and improve communications for any decision involving risks and benefits. Topics include the communication of quantitative information and warnings, the roles of emotion and the news media, the effects of age and literacy, and tests of how well communications meet the organization’s goals. The guide will help users in any organization, with any budget, to make the science of their communications as sound as the science that they are communicating.

The Future of Nursing

Leading Change, Advancing Health

Author: Institute of Medicine,Committee on the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Initiative on the Future of Nursing, at the Institute of Medicine

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 0309208955

Category: Medical

Page: 700

View: 6110

The Future of Nursing explores how nurses' roles, responsibilities, and education should change significantly to meet the increased demand for care that will be created by health care reform and to advance improvements in America's increasingly complex health system. At more than 3 million in number, nurses make up the single largest segment of the health care work force. They also spend the greatest amount of time in delivering patient care as a profession. Nurses therefore have valuable insights and unique abilities to contribute as partners with other health care professionals in improving the quality and safety of care as envisioned in the Affordable Care Act (ACA) enacted this year. Nurses should be fully engaged with other health professionals and assume leadership roles in redesigning care in the United States. To ensure its members are well-prepared, the profession should institute residency training for nurses, increase the percentage of nurses who attain a bachelor's degree to 80 percent by 2020, and double the number who pursue doctorates. Furthermore, regulatory and institutional obstacles -- including limits on nurses' scope of practice -- should be removed so that the health system can reap the full benefit of nurses' training, skills, and knowledge in patient care. In this book, the Institute of Medicine makes recommendations for an action-oriented blueprint for the future of nursing.

Defining Excellence in Simulation Programs

Author: Janice C. Palaganas,Juli C. Maxworthy,Chad A. Epps,Mary E. Mancini

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

ISBN: 1469833387

Category: Medical

Page: 800

View: 850

An Official Publication of the Society for Simulation in Healthcare, Defining Excellence in Simulation Programs aims to meet the needs of healthcare practitioners using simulation techniques for education, assessment, and research. Increasingly, simulation is an integral part of teaching and training programs in healthcare settings around the world. Simulation models, including virtual simulation, scenario-based simulation with actors, and computerized mannequins, contributes to improved performance and reduced errors in patient care. This text establishes working definitions and benchmarks for the field of simulation and defines the types of simulation programs, while also covering program leadership, funding, staffing, equipment and education models. It provides knowledge critical to the success of simulation program management, simulation educators, and simulation researchers. Written to appeal to the novice to advanced beginner, a special section in each chapter is directed to the competent to expert programs, managers, educators, and researchers, so that this text truly can serve as the comprehensive reference for anyone in simulation.

The Art of Digital Marketing

The Definitive Guide to Creating Strategic, Targeted, and Measurable Online Campaigns

Author: Ian Dodson

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119265711

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 400

View: 4865

The premier guide to digital marketing that works, and a solid framework for success The Art of Digital Marketing is the comprehensive guide to cracking the digital marketing 'code,' and reaching, engaging, and serving the empowered consumer. Based on the industry's leading certification from the Digital Marketing Institute (DMI), this book presents an innovative methodology for successful digital marketing: start with the customer and work backwards. A campaign is only effective as it is reflective of the consumer's wants, needs, preferences, and inclinations; the DMI framework provides structured, implementable, iterative direction for getting it right every time. The heart of the framework is a three-step process called the 3i Principles: Initiate, Iterate, and Integrate. This simple idea translates into higher engagement, real customer interaction, and multichannel campaigns that extend even into traditional marketing channels. The evolution of digital marketing isn't really about the brands; it's about consumers exercising more control over their choices. This book demonstrates how using this single realization as a starting point helps you build and implement more effective campaigns. Get inside the customer's head with deep consumer research Constantly improve your campaigns based on feedback and interactions Integrate digital activities across channels, including traditional marketing Build campaigns based on customer choice and control Digital marketing turns traditional marketing models on their heads. Instead of telling the customer what to think, you find out what they already think and go from there. Instead of front-loading resources, you continually adjust your approach based on real interactions with real customers every day. Digital marketing operates within its own paradigm, and The Art of Digital Marketing opens the door for your next campaign.

Seven Steps to Managing Your Memory

What's Normal, What's Not, and What to Do About It

Author: Andrew E. Budson MD,Maureen K. O'Connor Psy.D

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0190494972

Category: Medical

Page: 256

View: 4487

As you age, you may find yourself worrying about your memory. Where did I put those car keys? What time was my appointment? What was her name again? With more than 41 million Americans over the age of 65 in the United States, the question becomes how much (or, perhaps, what type) of memory loss is to be expected as one gets older and what should trigger a visit to the doctor. Seven Steps to Managing Your Memory addresses these key concerns and more, such as... ? What are the signs that suggest your memory problems are more than just part of normal aging? ? Is it normal to have concerns about your memory? ? What are the markers of mild cognitive impairment, dementia, Alzheimer's, and other neurodegenerative diseases? ? How should you convey your memory concerns to your doctor? ? What can your doctor do to evaluate your memory? ? Which healthcare professional(s) should you see? ? What medicines, alternative therapies, diets, and exercises are available to improve your memory? ? Can crossword puzzles, computer brain-training games, memory aids, and strategies help strengthen your memory? ? What other resources are available when dealing with memory loss? Seven Steps to Managing Your Memory is written in an easy-to-read yet comprehensive style, featuring clinical vignettes and character-based stories that provide real-life examples of how to successfully manage age-related memory loss.

The Dementia Caregiver

A Guide to Caring for Someone with Alzheimer's Disease and Other Neurocognitive Disorders

Author: Marc E. Agronin

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1442231920

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 248

View: 2787

Alzheimer’s and related forms of dementia are on the rise, and the need for competent caregivers will grow alongside the increased rates of diagnoses. This book focuses on what caregivers need to know to help manage the medical, physical, emotional, and practical needs of their charges, as well as themselves.

Assessing Progress on the Institute of Medicine Report The Future of Nursing

Author: National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine,Institute of Medicine,Committee for Assessing Progress on Implementing the Recommendations of the Institute of Medicine Report The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 0309380316

Category: Medical

Page: 220

View: 5194

Nurses make up the largest segment of the health care profession, with 3 million registered nurses in the United States. Nurses work in a wide variety of settings, including hospitals, public health centers, schools, and homes, and provide a continuum of services, including direct patient care, health promotion, patient education, and coordination of care. They serve in leadership roles, are researchers, and work to improve health care policy. As the health care system undergoes transformation due in part to the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the nursing profession is making a wide-reaching impact by providing and affecting quality, patient-centered, accessible, and affordable care. In 2010, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) released the report The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health, which made a series of recommendations pertaining to roles for nurses in the new health care landscape. This current report assesses progress made by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation/AARP Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action and others in implementing the recommendations from the 2010 report and identifies areas that should be emphasized over the next 5 years to make further progress toward these goals.

Guidelines for Essential Trauma Care

Author: World Health Organization,International Society of Surgery,International Association for the Surgery of Trauma and Surgical Intensive Care

Publisher: World Health Organization

ISBN: 9789241546409

Category: Medical

Page: 93

View: 8781

Injury is an increasingly significant health problem throughout the world, accounting for 16 per cent of the global burden of disease. The public health burden of death and disability from injury is particularly notable in low and middle income countries. These guidelines seek to establish practical and affordable standards applicable to injury or trauma care worldwide, whether in rural health posts, small hospitals, hospitals staffed by specialists or tertiary care centres. It sets out a list of key trauma treatment services designed to be achievable in all settings, and defines the various human and physical resources required. It also includes a number of recommendations for methods to promote such standards including training, performance improvement, trauma team organisation and hospital inspection.

Certified Nurse Educator (CNE) Review Manual

Author: Dr. Maryann Godshall, PhD, RN, CCRN, CPN, CNE

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780826105066

Category: Medical

Page: 304

View: 533

"Nurse Educators can no longer be just experts in their specific fields; they need to be able to teach a variety of students in a variety of settings. This book encompasses all topics necessary to assist nurses to become educators. I am not aware any other books that address this area so thoroughly." Score: 98, 5 stars --Doody's ìI truly believe that your book made it possible for me to successfully complete the CNE exam! It truly is the only book you need to pass the CNE exam - I'm living proof! Thanks so much! I learned a lot from your book and intend to keep it on my desk for future reference!î óSue Carroll, MSN, RN Sentara College of Health Sciences This is the only Certified Nurse Educator (CNE) examination prep book that addresses each of the key topics outlined in the actual NLN test blueprint. The review manual serves as an indespensible resource for novice and expert nurse educators seeking to master the content needed for CNE Certification. Each chapter contains only the most important information needed for the test, breaking each topic down into its parts to facilitate quick access to core content. No other review manual offers comprehensive coverage of everything nurse educators need to know for the CNE exam, including guidelines for classroom management, practal teaching strategies, and much more. Why you need this book: Chapter content presents nurse educator core competencies as outlined in the NLN test blueprint Features practice questions in each chapter and an answer key in the back of the book with full explanations of correct answers Includes comprehensive practice test at the end of the book, also with explanations of correct answers Contains essential information on practical teaching strategies, developing lesson plans, culturally diverse students, student evaluation, and much more This guide contains the essential knowledge that all nurse educators need to pass the test and excel in teaching, thus serving as an invaluable resource for systematic review of content before taking the NLN CNE examination.

Medical School Admission Requirements (MSAR), 2012-2013

The Most Authoritative Guide to U.S. and Canadian Medical Schools

Author: Aamc,Association of American Medical Colleges

Publisher: Ruveneco Incorporated

ISBN: 9781577540977

Category: Study Aids

Page: 286

View: 2187

Completely rewritten for 2010, this year's edition of the guide features a more affable tone, new chapters, expanded data and information, and a color-infused format. This must-have book, often called the "bible of medical school guides," is the number 1 source for medical school applicants. The 2011-2012 edition features more information than ever before. The MSAR is the number 1 source for information on newly accredited medical schools, application procedures and deadlines, selection factors such as MCAT & GPA data, medical school class profiles, costs and financial aid packages, MD/PhD and other combined degrees, graduates' specialty choices, and updated USMLE policies. MSAR is the only resource fully authorized by medical schools.