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Dermatology Simplified
Outlines and Mnemonics
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Main description:

​This book is derived from notes taken during a dermatology residency and it represents a comprehensive yet condensed approach to a dermatology curriculum, listing every entity with only the most important and testable facts and mnemonics.  There is an intimidating large amount of material for young dermatologists and other doctors with an interest in dermatology to learn, and this guide puts it all into a concise and manageable context. Further, introductions to the dermatology physical exam and dermatopathology, as well short guides describing the basics of medications, basic science, cosmetics, and surgery are included. The goal of this guide is not primarily to help with visual identification of diagnoses, but rather to help young dermatologists learn to create differential diagnoses and learn all the important facts for myriad diseases.  Given its unique approach, this guide will serve new residents well in quickly adapting to a new field, and also, it will serve senior residents as quick review of all topics in preparation for in service and board examinations. In general, there are very few dermatology board review books of any kind and therefore this book will immediately have a market among dermatology students, residents, rotators, and faculty.


Outline-based format combining all diseases into 13 categories

Contains an extensive number of mnemonics

Includes many lists for easy learning of related conditions and differentials

Extensive guide on dermatology in compact and condensed format that can fit into a white coat pocket

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This guidebook is derived from the author’s notes taken during dermatology residency.  The essential facts have been compressed, simplified, and organized so that the reader is reminded of the key dermatologic diagnoses and treatment approaches and provided with everything that is most important to know in caring for patients.

Dermatology Simplified: Outlines and Mnemonics organizes dermatologic conditions into outlines by clinical differential diagnosis and by pathophysiology.  This style of organization allows the reader to focus on a condition while maintaining a broad understanding of its place in the big picture. Diseases are also grouped thematically to reinforce understanding in complementary ways, and high-yield notes summarize medications, cosmetics, surgery, and basic science. This algorithmic, standardized approach will increase the amount of information the reader can retain more effectively than a random strategy to learning, and will be of great use as a resource for medical students and dermatology residents diagnosing patients in clinic, senior dermatology residents studying for board exams, internal medicine and pediatrics residents learning dermatology, teachers creating educational presentations for students or residents, and practicing dermatologists seeking quick reference.


Starting Dermatology: The Starter Kit.- General Advice on Studying.- How to Describe a Rash.- Tips on Dermatopathology.- Morphologic Reaction Patterns.- Primary reaction patterns: Papulosquamous.- Primary reaction patterns:  Eczematous.- Primary reaction patterns: Vesiculobullous.- Primary reaction patterns: Vascular.- Primary reaction patterns: Dermal.- Additional categories: Neoplasms/ tumors.- Alopecia.- Collagen vascular disease/ Connective tissue disease.- Follicular disease.- Keratotic disease.- Infectious disease.- Nutritional disease.- Lists, Common Differentials, and Mnemonics.- High yield notes on high yield topics: Medications.- High yield notes on high yield topics: Cosmetics.- High yield notes on high yield topics: Surgery.- High yield notes on high yield topics: Basic Science.


ISBN-13: 9783319197319
Publisher: Springer (Springer International Publishing)
Publication date: September, 2015
Pages: 274

Subcategories: Dermatology


Jules Lipoff, MD is assistant professor of clinical dermatology at the University of Pennsylvania.  From Kansas City, he attended college at Yale and completed medical school, internship, and residency in dermatology at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in the Bronx, New York.  His clinical and research interests include teledermatology and global health