If you have not yet heard about the Pestana surgery review notes (download), these are a must have. There are a number of good review and question books for your surgery rotation, but nothing as useful and high yield as the Pestana notes. I read through these two days before my shelf exam and I know for a fact that it got me 4 or 5 questions that I would not have known otherwise. They are extremely high yield; almost universally, students admit that questions were asked on their surgery exam that seemed to be taken right from the Pestana notes.
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As nearly every medical student in the country is currently using these review notes during their surgery clerkship, I though the least I could do was recognize the physician who provided them to us. Click here to see a recent award given to Dr. Pestana, MD, PhD.