As Orthopaedic Field Grows Residents Seek Ways to Distinguish Themselves and be Competitive

New York, NY, March 13, 2009 --( There are hundreds of fantastic references for orthopaedic residents to read, study and wade through, but in this increasingly competitive field, residents need tools to hone and sharpen their clinical knowledge in order to stand out in a field of brilliant minds. The pressure is particularly heightened by the fact that every year, all residents are ranked nationally relative to one another based on their performance on a self-assessment exam administered by the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS). Author Dr. Mark J. Sokolowski conceived Orthopaedic Surgery Review: Questions and Answers as a new go-to resource for residents who seek a competitive edge.

While preparing Orthopaedic Surgery Review: Questions and Answers, the contributors actively researched and sought out a variety of strategies and formats that would best serve residents whose time is scarce. This concisely written text, organized according to anatomic regions, is constructed around more than 5,000 questions and answers that can be used for rapid review. Residents preparing for board examinations will particularly like and find helpful the final chapter of the book which focuses on a last-minute overview of frequently tested topics.

The overall structure of the guide is also ideal for busy surgeons who want a refresher and Dr. Sokolowski believes this new book "satisfies hunger for more material." Using this one book, residents can obtain a good personal assessment of what they know and which clinical areas warrant more of their attention and study.

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