Physical medicine and rehabilitation (PM&R) is one of the broadest and most challenging specialties in medicine. In PM&R, board certification has three components: Part 1 is a written examination, testing medical knowledge; Part 2 is an oral examination that tests clinical practice skills. The third component is maintenance of certification (MOC) which is an ongoing educational and evaluation process after attainment of initial certification. The case scenarios in this book are those encountered every day at the bedside. The cases are structured in a similar format to the ABPMR Part 2. The exam consists of questions about case vignettes. Each vignette fits into one or more diagnostic categories (there are nine broad diagnostic categories), and each may focus on one or more evaluation or management skills. Each case tests five clinical skills: data acquisition, problem-solving, patient management, system-based practice, and interpersonal communication and professionalism. The book uses icons to code the questions to correspond to these five clinical skills. Each vignette in this book also has questions about each of these clinical skills. The book also gives hints for examinees. This book is intended as a board review workbook to be used in preparation for the Part 2 exam by PM&R residents and fellows. Those preparing for MOC and practicing clinicians can find this useful.
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