General surgery resources for students
- By: Matas Morkevicius
Medical students spend lots of money on textbooks. But now the internet contains lots of resources including several surgical textbooks that are available free of charge.
Surgical Treatment: Evidence Based and Problem-Oriented (www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/bv.fcgi?call=bv.View..ShowTOC&rid=surg.TOC) is probably one of the best online texts which covers the various topics in general surgery. The contents follow the usual format of paper surgery textbooks and classify the chapters according to the diseased organ. At the end of each section, a reference section links to Pubmed.
An extensive list of relevant surgical topics is covered at Emedicine (www.emedicine.com/med/GENERAL_SURGERY.htm). You can find review and tutorial articles, written by experts in surgery. The text is aimed at students, so even the basic science part of each surgical condition is described in detail. At the bottom of each article are references which help you to find more detailed information.
The University of Chicago Medical School's website holds lecture notes