Physician Assistant Exam For Dummies, with CD

Physician Assistant Exam For Dummies, with CD

by Barry Schoenborn, Richard Snyder


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The easy way to score high on the PANCE and PANRE

Physician Assistant Exam For Dummies, Premier Edition offers test-taking strategies for passing both the Physician Assistant National Certifying Exam (PANCE) and the Physician Assistant National Recertifying Exam (PANRE). It also offers information on becoming a certified Physician Assistant (PA) and the potential positions within this in-demand career field.

Physician Assistant Exam For Dummies provides you with the information you need to ace this demanding exam and begin your career in one of the fastest growing segments of healthcare.

  • Offers an overview of test organization and scoring
  • Content review with practice tests for each section of the exam
  • Five full-length practice tests
  • An interactive CD includes 3 of the 5 practice tests'including one PANRE-a digital slide slow featuring 20 plus images,and more than 300 flashcards covering the 13 official categories of the PANCE and PANRE

Physician Assistant Exam For Dummies, Premier Edition serves as a valuable, must-have resource, desk reference, and study guide for those preparing for either the PANCE or the PANRE.

CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of the e-book file, but are available for download after purchase.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781118115565
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 11/28/2012
Series: For Dummies Series
Pages: 512
Sales rank: 420,192
Product dimensions: 8.20(w) x 10.80(h) x 1.60(d)

About the Author

Rich Snyder, DO, is board certified in both internal medicine and nephrology. He teaches, lectures, and works with PA students, medical students, and medical residents. Barry Schoenborn, coauthor of Medical Dosage Calculations For Dummies, is a long-time technical and science writer.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Part I: Scratching the Surface of the PANCE and PANRE 7

Chapter 1: Becoming a Physician Assistant 9

Chapter 2: Presenting the PANCE and PANRE 13

Part II: Getting to the Heart of the Test: Four Foundational Systems 21

Chapter 3: Tending to the Heart and the Great Vessels 23

Chapter 4: Taking a Deep Breath: The Lungs 59

Chapter 5: Hungering for the Digestive System 83

Chapter 6: Knowing the Hard Facts about Bones and Joints 107

Part III: Reviewing Surgical Topics and Other Organ Systems 133

Chapter 7: Checking Out Common Surgical Topics 135

Chapter 8: Exploring Problems of the Eyes, Ears, Nose, and Throat 149

Chapter 9: Reviewing Reproductive Medicine 167

Chapter 10: Understanding the Genitourinary System 185

Part IV: Pursuing Primary Care, Pharmacology,

and Behavioral Health 213

Chapter 11: Prepping for Pediatrics 215

Chapter 12: Managing Health Maintenance and Medical Ethics 223

Chapter 13: Tending to Behavioral Health 235

Chapter 14: Focusing on Pharmacology and Toxicology 251

Part V: The Brain, Blood, Bugs, Skin, and Glands 265

Chapter 15: Evaluating the Endocrine System 267

Chapter 16: Keeping Neurology in Mind 287

Chapter 17: Touching on Dermatology 307

Chapter 18: Handling Hematology and Oncology 323

Chapter 19: Dealing with Bugs and Drugs: Infectious Diseases 345

Part VI: Tackling a PANCE Practice Test 361

Chapter 20: PANCE Practice Test 363

Chapter 21: PANCE Practice Test Answers and Explanations 413

Part VII: The Part of Tens 445

Chapter 22: The Top Ten (Plus a Bonus) Medical Triads 447

Chapter 23: Ten Important Medical Abbreviations 451

Chapter 24: Ten Mistakes that Test-Takers Make 455

Appendix A: About the CD 461

Index 465

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