This book is designed to provide a comprehensive review of pathology through multiple-choice questions with explanations of the answers. The source materials are the eighth editions of Kumar, Abbas, Fausto, Aster Robbins and Cotran Pathologic Basis of Disease (PBD8) and Kumar, Abbas, Fausto, Mitchell Robbins Basic Pathology (BP8). It is intended to be a useful resource for students at a variety of levels in the health sciences.
In keeping with recommended question writing style for licensing examinations, we have included single best answer questions, most with a clinical vignette, followed by a series of homogenous choices. This approach emphasizes an understanding of pathophysiologic mechanisms and manifestations of disease in a clinical context. We have incorporated relevant laboratory, radiologic, and physical diagnostic findings in the questions to emphasize clinicopathologic correlations.
Though this adds to the extent of individual questions, the thoroughness reinforces learning, as a review should. For each question, the correct answer is provided with a brief explanation of why this answer is “correct” and why the other choices are “incorrect.” Each answer is referenced by page numbers to both Robbins and Cotran Pathologic Basis of Disease and Robbins Basic Pathology (both the current 8th and the previous 7th editions) to facilitate and encourage a more complete reading of topics targeted for further review. Pathology is a visually oriented discipline; hence, we have used full-color images in many of the questions. The illustrations are taken mainly from the Robbins textbooks, so students can reinforce their study of the illustrations in the texts with questions that utilize the same images
The revisions in this third edition reflect new topics and new understanding of disease processes reflected in the 8th editions of the Robbins textbooks. The questions are intentionally written to be fairly difficult, with the purpose of “pushing the envelope” of student understanding of pathology. We are pushing it further by the addition of a final “integrative review” section, with a new set of clinical pathology questions emphasizing laboratory medicine, as well as a comprehensive final examination with questions drawn from topics covered in the entire book.
Mastery of this book will better prepare the student for further challenges. Many of the questions require a “two-step” process: first, interpreting the information presented to arrive at a diagnosis, and then solving a problem based on that diagnosis. This reinforces the clinical reasoning skills needed in delivery of health care. We must hasten to add that no review book is a substitute for textbooks and other course materials provided by individual instructors within the context of a curriculum. This book should be used after a thorough study of Robbins and Cotran Pathologic Basis of Disease and/or Robbins Basic Pathology and course materials. Finally, we hope that students and instructors will find this review book to be a useful adjunct to the learning of pathology
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