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    Robert V. Ellis, MD, Assistant Professor of Family Medicine, Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio.
    Summary: "Efficiently prepare for your family medicine rotation and exams! This high-yield review book gives you exactly the help you need to succeed on your family medicine clerkship, the NBME Family Medicine Shelf Exam, and the ambulatory component of the USMLE Step 2 CK. Focus on what you really need to know with chapters and topics based on the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine National Clerkship Curriculum, as well as content areas of the NBME Family Medicine Shelf Exam. Succinct outline approach keeps "extra" material to a minimum, focusing on the core content you need to know. "Quick Hits" in the margins highlight highly testable topics. Easy-to-follow algorithms show examples of effective clinical reasoning, particularly for similar complaints Includes must-know information on causes, risk factors, history and physical exam, lab studies and radiology, treatment, and complications for the most common diseases and disorders. Review questions with full explanations at the end of each chapter test your knowledge"-- Provided by publisher "When creating Step-Up to Family Medicine, we set out to write a review book to aid students on their family medicine clerkship and to study for the NBME Family Medicine Shelf Exam as well as to study for the ambulatory component of Step 2 CK"-- Provided by publisher

    Family medicine in context
    Preventive care
    Common symptoms
    Immunologic disorders
    Disorders of the blood
    Mental disorders
    Diseases of the nervous system
    Cardiovascular disorders
    Diseases of the respiratory system
    Nutritional and digestive disorders
    Gynecologic disorders
    Renal, urinary, and male reproductive system
    Pregnancy, childbirth, and puerperium
    Disorders of the skin and subcutaneous tissue
    Diseases of the musculoskeletal system and connective tissue
    Endocrine and metabolic disorders
    Care of the older adult
    Appendix 1. Herbal medicines and supplements
    Appendix 2. Over-the-counter medications
    Appendix 3. Preventive medicine guidelines.