113-page e-book (immediate download)
What it is:
This is a thorough but not-too-detailed study guide that covers all the anemias, leukemias, and lymphomas that you’ll need to know for your pathology course (and for boards), plus other stuff (like a review of lab tests and morphology, answers to typical questions you’ll be asked by attendings, and a reference section with all the important CD markers, stains, and cytogenetic changes).
What students have said:
- “I am in my last semester and carry the books where ever I go!!!!”
- “I think it is absolutely genius! This is so much better than reading through a dense textbook.”
- “You strike the perfect balance between detail and convenience. I will definitely use this to study for boards.”
- “Your book on hematopathology is excellent. My pathology exam here in Sicily is on February 25 and it helped very much.”
- “This is great. I’m using it as one of my resources for hemepath rotation….really useful. Thanks!!”
- “I am an osteopathic medical student and we just covered all the skin, blood and lymph material over the last few months. What I enjoyed most was the conciseness of the pdf and the straightforward reasoning. I do read Robbins when I have time but the vastness of this material was becoming stressful so I looked for something less voluminous and I came across these study guides on your website. So thank you and I will be using them when I take both the USMLE and COMLEX step 1 come here in June.”
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The short story
If you’re studying for boards, or if you’re faced with hematopathology in your regular pathology course, you might find that you are in need of a thorough but not-too-detailed study guide…
something that gives you a nice underlying structure, and then fills in the diseases with
just the right amount of information.
The Complete (but not obsessive) Hematopathology Guide gives you an introduction to hematology (with clinical pearls and laboratory tests), lays out a framework for understanding the differences between the big groups of disorders, and then delves into the main diseases.
Written specifically for medical and dental students by a veteran professor of pathology, it’s got everything in it that you need to know for boards and for your path course.
The longer story
Here’s what you’ll get in this book. After the initial clinical and laboratory overview, we’ll look in depth at the major hematologic diseases:
Benign leukocytoses ……….
……….…Acute myeloid leukemia
……….…Acute lymphoblastic leukemia
……….…Chronic myeloproliferative disorders
……….…Chronic lymphoproliferative disorders
Lymph node disorders
……….…Benign lymph node disorders
You’ll learn about:
- Clinical features (signs, symptoms, treatment and prognosis)
- Pathogenesis (the cellular and molecular causes of each disease)
- Morphology (what the diseases look like under the microscope)
- Immunophenotyping (cell surface and nuclear markers)
- Genetics (chromosomal changes and how to detect them)
The Complete (but not obsessive) Hematopathology Guide is designed to be affordable for students. For shelling out $11.50, you’ll get:
- 113 pages and over 27,000 words of essential hematopathology content
- 40 nice, clear, perfect-color photomicrographs (no blurry, obscure, or black-and-white crap)
- 13 little essays (called “Things to make you look smart”) that answer typical questions attendings will ask you on your clinical rotations
- A clear understanding of the 4 differentiating features of the leukemias (acute vs. chronic, myeloid vs. lymphoid)
- A review of the key morphologic features of all the white cells (and their precursors)
- Complete lists of the major immunophenotypic markers, cytochemical stains, and cytogenetic changes used in the diagnosis of leukemias and lymphomas
- 40 study questions (and answers) addressing disease features most likely to be covered on exams
And here are some things you won’t get:
- Inaccurate, incomplete, or out-of-date information
- Fluff (stuff you won’t need for class, boards, or patient care)
- Complicated, wordy, or boring text
So – if you would like to review (or learn) the basic foundations of hematopathology and the essential details of the important diseases, you’ve found the right book. Whether you buy the guide or not, be sure to check out www.pathologystudent.com for concise and un-boring pathology reviews. And if you have questions, please feel to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Also: we have the book in Italian! Email me if you would prefer that version of the book.
The Complete (but not obsessive) Hematopathology Guide Pathology Student, 2011.
113-page e-book (immediate download).