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New Grad EM/UC Book Recommendations

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Hello All,

I am a new graduate, and I have been approached by a few urgent cares looking for a PA.

While I wait on my licensure, I was looking for the best book to buy as a new graduate looking to get into Emergency Medicine/Urgent Care. Preferably a book with patient presentation, differentials, labs to order, treatment, etc. I want something that will help sum up information and that will be a great aid while in the clinic.

Any recommendations? 

Thank you in advance.

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I'm still a student, but one of my professors recommended the Case Files series for thinking through clinical scenarios. I've been reading the internal medicine one, and they start with a case presentation so you can think through what you think the diagnosis is and next best steps. They then work through the diagnosis (including a bit of the pathophysiology), differentials to look out for, labs/imaging to order, and treatments. Each case/chapter is finished out with a few questions, and some clinical pearls to remember. 

Here is the EM version, it may be worth looking into: https://www.amazon.com/Case-Files-Emergency-Medicine-Fourth/dp/1259640825 

A couple of others that have been recommended for EM: https://www.amazon.com/Avoiding-Common-Errors-Emergency-Department/dp/1496320743/ref=mt_paperback?_encoding=UTF8&me=



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Second the Case file series. Also highly recommend the Hippo Rar Urgent Care podcast. 3.5 Cat 1 CME a month. I download the PDF summary of the podcast and read it in my downtime at work. It's usually like 20 pages of concise medical decision making. The last few pages are quick summaries of latest research which is nice to get a quick overview of new things without getting too bogged down in details. It's like $200/year but it's been very high yield for me as an UC PA.

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