Books to Buy

Most books are provided by your residency. Don’t buy anything YET!

I only have three selections, because while there are other books I used in residency, the first two were always in my pocket as an intern. The third I didn’t get until becoming an attending and I wish I’d had it in residency. – Pixie

  1. Tarascon’s Hospital Medicine Pocketbook (FYI our residency provided this for our interns the past two years!)
  2. The Sanford Antimicrobial Guide (2019 or 2020 edition)
  3. Netter’s Concise Orthopaedic Anatomy (for the DOs and those who want to be great at MSK in clinic)
  4. Bonus – everyone should have a folding clipboard. There’s never a surface available to write on that isn’t contaminated.
  5. Bonus 2 – As an intern I also loved OnlineMedEd’s intern guide book. The common meds section alone was worth having it nearby.