Who else is studying this weekend!? Like me! 🙋🏻♀️
As our national ophthalmology exam approaches in a month (aka OKAP Exam 😱), I thought it was a good time to share a few resources that we use for studying. [💰 will be used to show the price range]
1️⃣ BCSC books: The Basic and Clinical Science Courses are books written by the American Academy of Ophthalmology. They are the gold standard for our exam. 💰💰💰💰
2️⃣ OphthoQuestions.com: They offer excellent ophtho questions for board review (+4000 questions).💰💰
3️⃣ Kanski’s Clinical Ophthalmology: for some people who think BCSC is too dense to read, this one is a little bit easier and comes with a lot of pictures.💰💰
4️⃣ Friedman Review of Ophthalmology: Succint review of the material covered in our exam. It is kind of the version of the “First Aid” book for the USMLE tests. Cons: a lot of mistakes can be found, unfortunately.💰
Those are the major resources for studying! For reading and learning in clinic and on call we also use:
5️⃣ The Wills Eye Manual: Great reference book when treating ocular disorders in an office, emergency room, or hospital setting.💰
6️⃣ EyeRounds.org: Website managed by the University of Iowa. They share amazing case reports, images, videos and tutorials. FREE
7️⃣ EyeWiki.org: works like Wikipedia, but the authors are practicing ophthalmologists. FREE
8️⃣ Easyophtho.blogspot.com: created recently by one of our esteemed attendings, it offers questions like OphthoQuestions, but it’s FREE!
✨Any other resources out there that I did not mention? Comment them below! ✨
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