1- Surgical aspects of breast diseases for clinical board exams
2- Surgical aspects of thyroid diseases for clinical board exams
3- Surgical aspects of parathyroid diseases for clinical board exams
4- Surgical aspects of adrenal diseases for clinical board exams
5- Surgical aspects of liver diseases for clinical board exams
6- Surgical aspects of biliary diseases for clinical board exams
7- Surgical aspects of pancreatic and splenic diseases for clinical board exams
8- Surgical aspects of esophageal diseases for clinical board exams
9- Surgical aspects of gastric and duodenal diseases for clinical board exams
10- Surgical aspects of small bowel diseases for clinical board exams
11- Surgical aspects of colon and rectal diseases for clinical board exams
12- Surgical aspects of anal diseases for clinical board exams
13- Surgical aspects of trauma for clinical board exams
14- Surgical aspects of skin and soft tissue diseases for clinical board exams
15- Surgical aspects of Vascular diseases for clinical board exams
16- Surgical aspects of Urological diseases for clinical board exams
17- Communication skills for clinical board exams
The book provides A-Z information of surgical disorders in a concise and engaging format and serves as a complete reference for surgical trainees to prepare for the annual promotion and final clinical board exam specially the oral exam. It enhances the subject knowledge and provides distilled information required for clinical exams. The book teaches the resident how to approach a patient with a particular complaint, covering all the possible diagnoses, the operative techniques, and the post-operative follow up.
The book provides evidenced based up-to-date information on the examination references in a very simple way. It includes algorithms and illustrations that provide better understanding and eliminate common areas of confusion that result in misdiagnosis and mismanagement; it focuses on the areas in which candidates commonly fail during the exams.
Every chapter includes a practice section that provides the opportunity to practice learning outcomes in the form of multiple case scenarios and questions for discussion, along with ideal answers against which readers can test their knowledge using the provided checklist. These case scenarios are very interesting and unique asset of this book.
The book is useful for surgical trainees and graduate students, who are preparing for their surgery board clinical exam. It may also be beneficial to the surgeons who have just qualified and passed their board, particularly who are in the early part of their professional career.
Dr. Haifa Alotaibi is an Umm Alqura University graduate (UQU) with an excellent GPA and honor degree. She developed an early interest in education. When she was a medical student, her notes had been helpful to her colleagues, and she was known for her works among her college graduates.
After graduation, she wanted to pursue an academic job in addition to her surgical training, so she joined Taif University (TU) as a lecturer. Her teaching ability was recognized by her seniors and appreciated by her students.
Recently, she finished her surgical training and certified as a surgeon by the Saudi Commission for Health Specialties. During her residency, she was responsible for her training program's academic activities and always taught and educated her junior colleagues.
She likes to simplify difficult information, making it easy to digest and memorize without compromising its depth and importance. In addition to that, she is an artist who implemented her talent in demonstrating and illustrating surgical anatomy and explaining the steps of surgical operations. She used her academic potentials and drawing talent to make this book a single most crucial source in preparing for clinical board exams for either local or international surgical trainees.
For her, surgery is art, and surgeons work in the human body with diligence and care as the artist does on his/her Canvas. She enjoyed joining science and art in her book. Her book is a creative work that helped her, and her friends successfully pass the board exam, and she is sure that it will help her junior colleagues.