Published in collaboration with The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists! Endorsed by the Canadian Federation of Medical Students (CFMS), Fédération des étudiants et des étudiantes en médecine du Canada (FEMC)! Established as the standard resource for clerkship, Obstetrics and Gynecology is now in its revised Sixth Edition. All chapters have been thoroughly updated by a panel of Junior Fellows in the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) and reviewed by renowned educators and practitioners. This is the only clerkship book on the market fully compliant with ACOG guidelines, treatment recommendations, and committee opinions. It is also closely aligned with the Association of Professors of Gynecology and Obstetrics educational objectives. This edition features an all-new full-color design. A companion Website offers access to the full text online and a question bank.
The ONLY book you need for OB/Gyn Clerkship
By Ryan Magnuson "Raggson Media" - December 8, 2009
With so many resources out there for medical school clerkships, sometimes choosing the right one can be exhausting. Most of the time, I rely on review books, but even that is difficult because there are so many options and little continuity across clerkships. For example, Blueprints was great for Peds, but almost useless for Medicine. Case Files is generally pretty good for most clerkships, but its always a gamble because its generally limited in content and often important concepts are not adequately addressed. Obstetrics and Gynecology by Beckman is a rare example of a textbook that is comprehensive and concise. It is easy to read, and really hits all of the key points that are important on the wards and for the shelf. It works great as a quick reference because the topics are intuitively organized, and current references are provided for nearly all content. Most importantly, it is written is conjunction with The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists- so... read more
Informative but disorganized
By Caps Fan - July 26, 2010
The information in this book is good and relevant, but the book is frustrating to use.
To call a book a new edition, they have to change something like 30% of the book. It seems like they didn't have enough new info to make a new edition, so they just mixed up the existing info, even though it doesn't make sense. For example, the "Gynecologic Procedures" chapter only gives the indications for colposcopy. You have to go to the Dysplasia chapter to find out the details of the actual procedure. It's annoying to have to check several different locations to get the full story on a topic. Maybe with the next edition they'll put the info back in an order that makes sense.
By NrsCami "NrsCami" - May 27, 2010
I was surprised when I began reading this - it feels less a text and more a collection of documents from ACOG. In hindsight it was a great tool for covering the GYN/OB content because each topic covered was concise - this is definitely an asset when one has to read a lot of material for class. The illustrations where great too(colorful and descriptive). This is a good go-to for practice since you can quickly and easily review specific material. Why 4 stars - now, if they only had an e-book version it would be perfect!