Whether you’re studying for your pulmonary medicine or critical care board exams, these study resources will be invaluable to your success. An important thing to remember is you don’t have to commit to one study tool for all your preparation: diversifying your study tools will net a more comprehensive understanding of the material and confidence on your exam.
Here are some top resources for ABIM and ABEM prep:
Pulmonary and Critical Care Books
Often a required book for Pulmonary Disease and Critical Care classes, Principles of Pulmonary Medicine: Expert Consult, 8th edition by Steven E. Weinberger MD FACP, Barbara A. Cockrill MD, Jess Mandel MD FACP, is a great book that covers many topics that are seen on the board exams.
Are you looking for a practical approach to pulmonary medicine studies? The book, Clinical Respiratory Medicine, by Stephen G. Spiro BSc MD FRCP, Gerard A Silvestri MD MS, Alvar Agusti MD PhD FRCPE is a great way for students and residents to get a full understanding of pulmonary medicine.
The Washington Manual Pulmonary Medicine Subspecialty Consult, 2e is written by residents, fellows, and attending physicians. This works as an ideal guide for residents to walk through inpatient consults as well as a general overview of principles of Pulmonary Medicine.
If you’re looking for a guide that includes 5-6 questions per chapter, the Critical Care Study Guide: Text and Review, 2e by Gerard J. Criner, Rodger E. Barnette, Gilbert E. D’Alonzo, is the right option for you. Known to be a basic overview, many students claimed that using this book was enough to pass and not stress too much.
Pulmonary and Critical Care Question Banks
BoardVitals provides a question bank for Pulmonary Medicine and Critical Care exams with more than 650 questions targeted to the latest ABIM/ABEM exam blueprints. These questions are written and reviewed by practicing physicians who have recently taken the board exam. A free trial, along with detailed explanations for all correct and incorrect answers.
We wish you luck on your exam! Take a deep breath, you know this.