Recommended for: 1st & 2nd year PA school, Meds Review, PA Certification Review
Here key points of common conditions in different areas of medicine, structured for test review & quick reference during rotations. Includes Relevant Anatomy, Pathophys, Signs and Symptoms, Investigations & Treatment for each condition. With helpful diagrams, organized by area of medicine. The Medication review occurs at the end of each body system chapter.
How I use Toronto Notes/Essential Med Notes in 1st year: I start with the framework for a condition using Essential Med Notes. This is the bare bones. I then use a textbook (listed below) or other online sources (UptoDate.com) to compliment what I’m learning. I then go back to Essential Med Notes/Toronto Notes to reinforce what I’ve learned.
For Clerkship: If I was doing a certain rotation in Orthopaedic Surgery, or Urology for example, I would review all the conditions within that chapter for some background reading.
For PA Certification Exam: Following the Canadian PA Certification Exam blueprint, you can cover body systems/topics. What’s nice is that unlike American resources, medical studying material has units and guidelines that are Canadian.