First Aid for the COMLEX, Second Edition

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March 3, 2009


Electronic book text, 272 pages

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0071600264 / 9780071600262

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Main description

Zero-in on exactly what you must know to pass the OMM section of the COMLEX with this unique student-to-student guide

"As a test preparation book, this is a distillation of the OMM concepts and techniques that are considered pertinent to the examination. This is a very worthy idea primarily because of the limited number of comprehensive textbooks in OMM....This is an important book for schools of osteopathic medicine. 3 Stars."--Doody's Review Service

Written by an exceptional team of former teaching fellows at the Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine, First Aid for theĀ® COMLEX presents high-yield bulleted information on OMM techniques with corresponding mnemonics, illustrations, and tables to reinforce must-know information. This is the only review book to include frequently-tested cases for the new COMLEX and is the perfect companion to First Aid for theĀ® USMLE Step 1, insuring the most complete exam preparation possible.


  • Completely revised based on the latest student feedback so you know you're studying the most up-to-date and relevant material possible
  • High-yield bulleted coverage of the latest OMM techniques and treatments and osteopathic considerations for each core clerkship
  • Corresponding illustrations, mnemonics, and tables to reinforce must-know concepts and bring manipulations to life
  • Frequently-tested cases prepare you for the new COMLEX
  • Comprehensive guide to effective exam preparation includes valuable test-taking strategies
  • Questions and answers at the end of most chapters prepare you for exam day

Table of contents

Section I: Guide to Efficient Examination Preparation
Section II: OMT Fundamentals
Somatic Dysfunction
Overview of Techniques
Section III: Regional and Systems-Based Assessment
Regional Diagnosis
Osteopathic Principles and Considerations of Clinical Medicine: A Systems-Based Approach
Section IV: Historical Highlights, Key Points, and Musculoskeletal Tests
High-Yield Topics for the COMLEX
Section V: Osteopathic Treatments and Techniques
Cranial Treatment
Cervical Treatment
Thoracic, Rib, and Diaphragm Techniques
Lumbar Techniques
Sacrum and Pelvis Techniques
Extremity Techniques
Systemic Techniques
Appendix: Abbreviations

Author comments

Zachary Nye, DO, is a Resident in the Department of Anesthesia and Perioperative Medicine at Oregon Health and Science University in Portland, Oregon.

John M. Lavelle, DO, is completing his DO degree at Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine (Class of 2008) in Chicago, Illinois.

Stockton M. Mayer is completing his DO degree at Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine (Class of 2008) in Chicago, Illinois.

Rachel Laven, DO, is a Resident in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Lutheran General Hospital in Chicago, Illinois.

Elise B. Halajian is an OMM teaching fellow at Midwestern University Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. She received her DO degree in May 2009 and plans a residency in family medicine in the Chicago area.

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