This book emphasises the importance of clinical examination and diagnosis before initiating treatment in any patient. This concept is extremely important for every undergraduate student not only for passing the final professional examination, but alsoto be able to evolve as a quintessential future physician. The book, further illustrate the importance of history-taking, general physical examination, and systemic examination, thereby encouraging medical students to develop and refine their clinical skills. Besides, it would also act as a ready reckoner for the final year MBBS students during their ward round as well as while preparing for their practical examination. In total, there are 15 clinical cases in obstetrics and 10 clinical cases in gynecology, which would serve as a useful accompaniment to a standard textbook for all the undergraduate students. All these cases are important from the point of view of an undergraduate examination and would empower the students with the exact amount of knowledge they require to clear the examination in obstetrics and gynecology. The size of the book has been designed in such a way that it remains handy and can be easily carried by the students during their ward rounds.
Each clinical case has been illustrated with help of flowcharts and numerous illustrations to enable easy understanding of the text. Key features are listed at the end of each chapter to help the student summarize the topic easily. Various symbols have been added in the text to illustrate the points which are important from the clinical perspective or those which need to be memorized. Appendix at the end of the book comprising of practical information such as Modified Kuppuswamy’s Socioeconomic Status Scale, caloric value of food items, etc., required at the time of case presentation has also been added.
Another important feature of the book is the addition of online components, which include 250 MCQs, 15 videos, and resources for table viva. MCQs have been presented in an interactive manner which would enable the students to attempt the question and find out whether their answer is correct or not? 15 videos have been added to enable the students understand the performance of procedures, such as Pap smear, episiotomy, etc. Difficult clinical concepts, such as pathogenesis of gestational diabetes and Rh isoimmunization, have been explained with the help of animation videos. Besides these, there is also an hour-long video discussing the clinical examination in both obstetrics and gynecology. This would prove extremely useful for the undergraduate students appearing for the practical examination in obstetrics and gynecology. Photographs and description of important instruments, specimens, drugs, and ultrasound images have been incorporated online to help the students at the time of their table viva.