Each title in this new series packs all the information for a core clerkship rotation into just 350 pocket-sized pages. An outline format with hundreds of review questions, full-color illustrations, sidebars, and appendices helps find the information needed to know to survive the rotation, excel on the shelf exam, and succeed on the USMLE Step 2 exam. This title includes: a bonus CD with more than 500 shelf exam-style questions and answers; content based on ACS guidelines; state-of-the-art Mentor Tips that convey key facts and put details into perspective through the eyes of experienced surgeons. This title is presented in a mentoring style that helps students understand the way that medical and surgical interventions complement each other. It offers coverage of the basics of the operating room, surgical instruments, and the typical day on the surgical service.