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Toronto Notes 2010 | University of Toronto graduating medical school handbook


Toronto Notes 2010
PDF | 1448 Pages | English | 783 MB

Toronto Notes originated as an informal compilation of notes, developed by the University of Toronto graduating medical school class to help each other study for the MCCQE I. Twenty-six years later, it has evolved into a 1400-page textbook, a clinical handbook, and multiple online resources ranging from an online version of the text to PDA software to interactive learning tools. Toronto Notes is now sold throughout the world, and almost all Canadian medical students use Toronto Notes throughout their training.

The chapters in the main text cover 29 specialties and topics relevant to the medical trainee, serving as a comprehensive clinical reference that also prepares readers for the MCCQE I and USMLE II exams. The cumulative work of 26 years ensures that each new edition builds upon previous versions, and this year's edition is no exception. Our staff of more than 120 has worked tirelessly to ensure that we are providing you with up-to-date and accurate information, including the latest practice guidelines, EBM recommendations, clinical pearls, and other helpful learning aids. This edition also boasts 40 new illustrations.

The clinical handbook has been revised this year, building on the extensive additions from last year. The new edition has 150 additional pages of ward-ready information. It is organized into a clinically relevant format ”with an emphasis on tables, charts, and algorithms that will put the information you need right at your fingertips.
This year, we have completely changed the Toronto Notes online experience! Our new website has better functionality and searchability. In keeping with the new paradigm of medical education, we have added a new and improved online text, new mobile platform-optimized versions and an expanded atlas.

Toronto Notes is entirely non-profit. All proceeds from the sale of the book are donated to worthwhile charities and other medical student initiatives. These include medical student-run community projects for underprivileged children and isolated seniors, charitable fundraising concerts, international health initiatives, and grants and bursaries. None of this would be possible without the support of thousands of medical students throughout the world.

Thanks are due as well to everyone who has contributed to this 2010 edition of Toronto Notes. In particular, we would like to thank: the editorial board (Arnold Jacob, Ray Guo, David Paskar, Roshan Razik, Aseem Bishnoi, Grace Yeung, Marlena Habal, Martha LeBlanc, Loan Nguyen, Bunmi Ogundimu, Steven Orlov, Ali Okhowat and Emilie Lam); the more than 60 faculty editors who gave so generously of their time and expertise; the Biomedical Communications students who contributed to the illustrations and cover, and in particular Tabetha Lulham and Katerina Tchmoutina; our Production Managers, Melissa Ho and Grace Lam; our class presidents, Kevin Koo and Ali Okhowat; and the rest of our classmates who contributed to Toronto Notes (more than 100 of them).

We are also grateful for our continuing partnership with our publisher, Type & Graphics. Our professional relationship with them spans many years now, and their dedication and commitment to this project year after year is invaluable. The same goes for our partnership with the University of Toronto Bookstore, which has always supported Toronto Notes. We are grateful to the Medical Education Centres at Toronto General Hospital, and Mount Sinai Hospital; the University of Toronto Medical Society; and The Office of Health Professions Student Affairs (Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto) for their support.

Without all of these people, this 26th edition of the Toronto Notes would not be in your hands.
We hope that Toronto Notes 2010 will prove to be a helpful resource to you, regardless of your stage of training. As always, we thank you for your support of our publication.

Simon D. Baxter, BScH Gordon G. McSheffrey, BScH
Editors-in-chief, Toronto Notes 2010
M.D. Program, University of Toronto

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