on January 7, 2010
As a 3rd year medical student in clerkship rotations, I found this book incredibly useful, challenging and a joy to peruse. It was the type of book that you picked up during your down time (this rotation offers more down time than usual) and could pick up some interesting points on various diseases. The joy is that each diagnosis and ailment is communicated through a scenario which really gives the student a more typical or usual presentation of these disease. Though the DSM requirements are often tested, they are generally well covered in this book and this format allows the student to understand them more practically.
Definitely worth the purchase.