How to Diagnose Like a Doctor on Your First Day in Medical School
If you are thinking about applying to medical school or about to begin medical school, this book will help you understand how you can learn the basic medical sciences (such as anatomy, biochemistry, and physiology) in medical school in relation to the clinical findings of patients. Following a brief introduction to the history of the common medical school curriculum, this book focuses on helping students develop the tools to think diagnostically. Most medical students in their clinical clerkships find patient diagnosis to be a difficult and frustrating exercise. This book explains, in plain language, how experienced physicians are able to efficiently and accurately diagnose their patients' illnesses and injuries and how you can use this knowledge to advance your diagnostic skills in medical school independently of your school's curriculum. Learning how to efficiently and accurately diagnose illness and injury is the most basic learning objective of a medical school education. If you understand on your first day in medical school how experienced doctors really diagnose illness and injury, you can adapt your study habits in medical school to more efficiently and effectively advance your diagnostic skills.
Slaby, F.J. (2013). How to Diagnose Like a Doctor on Your First Day in Medical School. FJS Ventures.