Lippincottâ€™s Illustrated Q&A Review of Rubinâ€™s Pathology presents the key concepts of modern pathology in the form of clinical vignette-style questions. Using the format of the National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME), the questions address the major topics in general and systemic pathology presented in Rubinâ€™s Pathology: Clinicopathologic Foundations of Medicine.
The questions are prepared at a level appropriate for second-year medical students. They provide a roadmap for
students completing their courses in pathology and preparing for the United States Medical Licensing Examination
(USMLE). Students in the allied health sciences (e.g., nursing and physical therapy) will also fi nd considerable
didactic value in clinical vignette-style questions.
Clinical vignette-style questions strengthen problem-solving skills. Students must integrate clinical and laboratory
data, thereby simulating the practice of pathology and medicine in general. Case-based questions probe a level of
competency that is expected for success on national licensing examinations.