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Emergency Medicine Q&A: Pearls of Wisdom, Third Edition
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The perfect Q&A review for the emergency medicine boards

Emergency Medicine Q&A: Pearls of Wisdom contains more than 800 multiple-choice questions to prepare students for the written section of their certification exam. Ideal for those planning for certification, recertification, or the annual in-service exam, it focuses on core content required for the boards.

Formatted to mirror the style of questioning you'll experience on the boards, this newly designed and thoroughly updated guide complements other review material and works well in conjunction with core textbooks. In order to improve memory retention, the authors provide only the correct answer, along with a detailed explanation to help you evaluate your knowledge of the material. Among the disorders covered are abdominal, immunological, traumatic, psychobehavioral, cutaneous, thoracic, and cardiovascular.


  • Over 800+ multiple choice questions with detailed answers.
  • NEW chapter on prehospital and administrative aspects of Emergency Medicine.
  • Updated chapter on medical imaging written by an ultrasound expert, with over 20 films for review.
  • Updated questions on toxicology from a board-certified toxicologist.
  • Expanded chapters on Psychobehavioral, Thoracic and Respiratory, and Pediatric Emergencies with 25% more questions.


1. Resuscitation
2. Abdominal and Gastrointestinal disorders
3. Cardiovascular disease
4. Cutaneous disorders
5. Endocrine and Metabolic Disorders
6. Environmental Disorders
7. Head, Eye, Ear, Nose, and Throat Disorders
8. Hematologic and Oncologic Disorders
9. Immunologic Disorders
10. Systemic Infectious Disorders
11. Nontraumatic Musculoskeletal Disorders
12. Neurological Disorders
13. Obstetric and Gynecologic Disorders
14. Psychobehavioral Disorders
15. Renal and Urogenital Disorders
16. Thoracic and Respiratory Disorders
17. Toxicologic Disorders
18. Traumatic Disorders
19. Pediatrics
20. Miscellaneous
21. Bibliography


ISBN-13: 9780071544702
Publisher: McGraw-Hill (BMP)
Publication date: April, 2009
Pages: 347



Joseph Lex, MD is an assistant professor of Emergency Medicine at Temple University School of Medicine in Philadelphia, PA and a Fellow of the American Academy of Emergency Medicine. He received his MD from the University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, TX, and did his residency in emergency medicine at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, PA.

Scott H. Plantz, MD is an associate professor Aof Emergency Medicine at Chicago Medical School in Chicago, IL. He is also affiliated with Mt. Sinai Medical Center in Chicago and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Emergency Medicine.

Lance W. Kreplick, MD, is Chairman of the Department of Emergency Medicine at the Regional Medical Center in Bayonet Point, FL.