“Candidates are advised to prepare for the examination by a systematic review of recent textbooks and periodicals. Your mentors can help you select appropriate study material. WE CANNOT DEFINE CONCLUSIVELY THE BODY OF KNOWLEDGE NECESSARY TO PASS THIS EXAMINATION – THE FOLLOWING LIST IS ONLY A GUIDELINE."
Most recent editions.
"Please note that although the emphasis of the examination is on recently (within the past 5 years, approximately) published literature, there are not set years that absolutely define which references are used for question preparation. Seminal papers that were published outside of the 5 year guideline may still provide valid testing points, as (less commonly) may landmark or relevant review papers from the human literature.”
"The committee suggests, however, that you limit your review of the human literature to two areas:
1) general concepts in physiology/patholphysiology, and
2) major review articles found in the New England Journal of Medicine. Material unique to human medicine will not be used.