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Elective Rotation: Board Review

Contact: Hana Grobel

Materials for board review:  
1. First aid for the family medicine boards: helpful quick summary and reminder of specific recommendations, differential diagnoses, and workup/management of illnesses.
2. AAFP practice board questions: very helpful. Consists of 10 question per block in specific fields (cardiology, geriatrics, etc) and random questions. The only problem is you can’t time yourself since they are only 10 questions per block. And, you get CME credit if you do these questions. You can get your log in info from Beth Pardo.
3. ABFM questions: iphone app that is great to study on the go. Also 10 question blocks with great explanations to questions. Free iphone app but not available on the internet.
4. UCSF board review course: great course recommended by Ben Brown. 4 day course with quick pearls from all the fields of family medicine and a large notebook of all the powerpoint slides and practice questions.
5. McGraw hill family medicine board review practice questions: I didn’t find them to be too helpful. The cases were long, followed by 5-10 questions, which is very different than the set up of the board. But I know other people used this and liked it.
6. Swanson’s family medicine board review book: also not helpful, same as above. I don’t think anyone in my class used this book. 

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