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BOOK REVIEW
Year : 2013  |  Volume : 34  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 68
 

DYP Survival Guide for Post Graduate Dermatology Examination


Department of Skin and VD, Medical College Baroda and SSG Hospital, Vadodara, Gujarat, India

Date of Web Publication4-Jun-2013

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Yogesh S Marfatia
Department of Skin and VD, Medical College Baroda and SSG Hospital, Vadodara, Gujarat
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Editors: Nitin Nandakarai, Sharmila Patil, Kiran Godse

Publisher: Torrent Pharmaceuticals

Year of publication: 2012

Pages: 716

Price: Not mentioned




It is well known that appearing for examinations is more an art than a science. It is not necessarily a test of knowledge but of technique and temperament. Sadly, many students are brimming with knowledge and information but lack the training to face examiners in practical examinations. This is true of our speciality too. The book under review is an attempt by the authors to address this problem.

The editorial team of this book, " The DYP survival guide for Dermatology Post Graduate Students" comprises three experienced dermatologists, Dr. Nitin Nadkarni, Dr. Sharmila Patil and Dr. Kiran Godse, who have a collective experience of more than 30 years in training under- and post-graduate students. They are the staff members of Dr. D.Y.Patil Medical College, Nerul, Navi Mumbai, which is a leading medical college in that area.

I found this book to be handy and useful for the examination going students, whether diploma or degree. This book is divided into long cases and short cases. Long cases include common diseases with detailed approach about how to take a history and examine the case for later presentation to the examiners. There are almost 100 short (spot) cases with most commonly asked questions with their answers given as examiners would like them to be answered. There is a special emphasis on STDs and Leprosy, as these are still important from examination point of view though their prevalence may be decreasing. The layout and printing of the book is also quite attractive and easy to read.

There are a few drawbacks in this book. An important one was the lack of inclusion of any discussion on HIV and AIDS. This has to be rectified in a future edition. There are also a few irritating grammatical errors.

In conclusion, I am sure that this book will be accepted wholeheartedly by Post Graduate Students in Dermatology and will prove to be a useful ready reckoner for examinations.




 

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