Step-Up to Medicine (Step-Up Series) 5th Edition
Find what you need to know—fast This bestselling volume in the popular Step-Up series provides a high-yield review of medicine, ideal for preparing for clerkships or clinical rotations, shelf exams, and the USMLE Step 2. Clinical pearls, full-color illustrations, and “Quick Hits” provide essential information in an efficient, easy-to-remember manner to help you excel on your exams and succeed in the clinical setting. Also includes a 100-question practice exam to support preparation.
- Updated and revised content reflects extensive research with faculty and students.
- Figures, charts, tables, graphs, and mnemonics aid visual learners and facilitate retention of essential material.
- Enhanced high-yield outline format and Quick Hits save time and help students review more efficiently.
- 100-question practice exam helps students prepare for shelf and board.
- A succinct, outline approach keeps “extra” material to a minimum, focusing on the core content students need to know.
- Clinical pearls help students “file away” clinical connections for handy retrieval at test time and aid in the transition from basic science to clinical medicine.
- Easy-to-follow algorithms demonstrate examples of effective clinical reasoning, particularly for similar complaints.
- Coverage includes every essential area of medicine, including body system diseases and disorders; fluids, electrolytes, and acid-base disorders; hematologic diseases and neoplasms; infectious diseases; diseases of the skin and hypersensitivity disorders; and ambulatory medicine.
- Helpful appendices cover radiographic and electrocardiogram interpretation, physical examination pearls, workup and management of common problems on the wards, basic statistics, and evidence-based medicine, and end-of-life issues, and informed consent.
About the author:
Dr. Steven S. Agabegi is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine, Division of Spine Surgery, at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. He joined UC Health in 2009.
Dr. Agabegi received his undergraduate and medical degree from Temple University in Philadelphia. He completed his Orthopaedic Surgery residency training at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and spine surgery fellowship training at William Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, Michigan.
His clinical interest focuses on adult and pediatric spine surgery, scoliosis, complex spinal deformity, cervical and lumbar degenerative conditions, revision surgery, spine trauma, and spine tumors. He is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery (AAOS), American Medical Association (AMA), and American Orthopaedic Association (AOA) Emerging Leaders Program.
He has published numerous articles focused on spine injuries and has received many accolades and honors throughout his career including the Healthcare Heroes Award Finalist – Cincinnati Business Courier (2014), and the Resident Leadership Forum – American Orthopaedic Association (2006).
Dr. Elizabeth Agabegi, MD is an Ophthalmology Specialist in Cincinnati, OH, and has over 19 years of experience in the medical field. She graduated from Temple University School of Medicine medical school in 2002. She is affiliated with Trihealth Evendale Hospital. She is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Agabegi to book an appointment.
Reviews about the ebook Step-Up to Medicine
I read this internal medicine text cover to cover during quarantine, and, gosh darn it, I’m gonna make it count for my Reading Challenge! Very lucid and well-organized; highly recommend step-up to medicine 5th edition.
- Ghasaq Kareem:
This masterpiece had gotten me through the worst days of finals like a champ, if the Step-Up to Medicine ebook doesn’t deserve a five-stars review, then I don’t know what does.
- Shaikha Alahmad:
Not perfect, but probably the best Medicine ebook out there step-up to medicine 5th edition.
- Amer Almatrook:
One of the best medical books step-up to medicine 5th edition, summarized, gives you the most important information on each topic. Highly recommended.
I read around 80-85% of it so I can say I finished itStep-Up to Medicine is a good ebook for exams but you need to have another source on the side to help you memorize, categorize, organize and so.
Read the latest guidelines in important diseases plus the drug of choice
I studied it in addition to USMLE Kaplan Medicine lecture notes & MKSAP (American Physician Question Bank for Medicine) + some things from the internet.
- Baraa Qudah:
Step-Up to Medicine ebook is amazing.
I think it’s one of the best ebooks that cover Internal Medicine.Its general approach covers the diseases by general characteristics, clinical features, diagnosis, & management.
and provide scattered notes throughout the book on the margins labeled as ( quick hit ), which is very nice notes to know.
very recommended to read during med school or even after graduation. as a good basis for medicine.
- Belal Al Droubi:
step-up to medicine 5th edition amazing ebook, it’s the best ebook to start with Internal Medicine in my opinion.
it already has a great reputation, so really what I say is just redundant.pros:
-excellent balance of info, not too much or too little
-straight forward and simple
-good detail on treatment
-numerous algorithms. that’s GOLD
-excellent base of knowledge
cons: if you want cutting-edge management and treatment details..then sorry pal..there is no book on earth with this, not even, Kumar or Davidson’s or even Harrison. by the time any book is printed or sold, there are often many advancements in the guidelines of treating many diseases and conditions
that’s why cutting-edge info is best found online from websites like update or medical community websites/statements
if you want details on how to manage patients, steps, what to do, drug dosages..this is not the book for this (this info is found in handbooks and such). step-up to medicine 5th edition book is for building the fundamental knowledge to be able to diagnose and understand the core of treatment for medical student level of detail. of course, it will need some occasional supplementation with other books during your rotation (eg. the ECG made easy, oxford handbook, Davidson’s / Harrison’s) but it will cover more than 90% of anything a medical student will need to know in exams.
- S. Mo:
I am a PA student and I like the step-up to medicine ebook overall because it gives more detail into conditions and provides “quick hits” of high yield info which I find very helpful! My only wish is that it was more specific with antibiotic treatments. Sometimes it just says “treat with antibiotics.” I’d prefer if it lists the recommended antibiotics or class. But still, I would recommend this book as a great addition.
(For context, I am a 3rd-year medical student in an integrated clerkship at a Canadian university)Overall this was a fantastic book for getting a birds-eye view of a great number of common areas in medicine. I feel one needs to be at least somewhat familiar with IM in general before using this book, on its own, it is NOT enough to learn from for optimal understanding.
Like the other Step Up series ebooks, the formatting could use some work to help keep things straight while reading. It is easy to zone out and get lost in the details.
Combined with Case Files Internal Medicine this book is capable of providing a great baseline general knowledge for the wards.
- Joshua Patterson:
It’s a good review for internal medicine. It’s kind of dense. There is a lot of information. Plan on taking your time reading it or maybe even reading it twice. It does have a lot of mistakes, so if something seems off to you, you should go look it up to confirm. You’ll also need something to supplement this book. Make sure you do a question bank too. It will help fill in the gaps of this ebook.In short, I really think this is a good concise review of internal medicine. It helped me score well on my end of block exam.
It’s the best review ebook for USMLE Step2. Recent guidelines for hypertension are already updated.
This book was definitely useful during my third-year internal medicine clerkship. I would not use it for step 2ck studying because it is pretty dense but I think that it is worth it to read it during your third year.
Very helpful for internal medicine and surgery third-year medical school rotations; parts are also helpful for family medicine and pediatrics.
Purchased September 5th, 2019. Beautiful, great for Step 2! Just don’t forget to study Psyche, Surgery, Pediatrics, Ob-Gyn, etc. because this ebook only contains medicine. See the included photo of HTN to clear up any confusion as
- to whether or not to book is updated.
Great ebook! Key information presented concisely. I reference it all the time.
I used step-up to medicine to study for boards a couple of years ago and found that it had just enough info for review without getting too in-depth. I recently transitioned from specialty into primary care and purchased the new edition just to keep on hand for quick review.
step-up to medicine 5th edition is a great resource for the medicine clerkship. I wish it were more detailed at times and that the formatting was much more outline delineated than bullet points, but overall fantastic.
Very helpful with my education
step-up to medicine 5th edition is a fantastic ebook for the Medicine Clerkship. Would use this often to fill in the holes of Master The Boards.
- Matooq Noah:
Do you want to study for the written exam? Do u feel the lack of knowledge? step-up to medicine 5th edition book is a knowledge builder.