FAQ

What is Medhumor Medical Publications?

Medhumor Medical Publications was founded in 2000 by Dr. Stu Silverstein , who in addition to being a pediatrician was an award winning standup comedian and comedy writer.  Medhumor’s mission was and remains to provide board review books that “ Take the Boredom out of Board Review ® “ that provide high yield material that is presented in a user friendly , conversational , humorous unique style

How are these books different than other high yield board review books on the market?

While there are other high yield pediatrics, neurology, and neonatology board review on the market, most merely provide boring tables and lists. Some provide ways that make it easy to remember the material.  We go beyond this step with a writing style that makes you feel like a good friend is guiding you through the process. In addition our mnemonics don’t just make it easier to remember the material, they make it impossible to forget.

 

Tell me about “Laughing your way to Passing the Pediatric Boards”

Our Main pediatrics board review text is currently in its 5th edition and is our most popular board review title. This is broken down by subspecialty categories closely paralleling the content specifications published by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)

The material is presented with margin icons indicating how the phrasing of questions reveals the answers and tricks assuring you that you can go into the boards prepared.  Additional information can be found in our look inside feature here.

How are Questions and Answers Volumes 1 and 2 Different than other pediatrics board review questions and answers?

Pediatrics Board Review Questions and Answers Volumes 1 and 2, are divided by subspecialty 

Dividing the questions up by subspecialty serves 2 purposes. First, you can focus on subspecialties that you are weak in and get focused practice to strengthen these areas.

In addition, by having these questions line up you begin to see the small areas that differentiate similar disorders from each other. Often this helps you answer the 10-15 questions correctly that is often the difference between passing and failing the pediatric boards.

How are the clinical vignettes presented in the QA volume 3 different than other vignette books on the market?

Pediatrics Board Review Questions and Answers Volume 3: Clinical Vignettes is different from other clinical vignettes titles by serving as a guide on how to thoroughly analyze the vignette.

In the answer section we illustrate how to break the vignettes down carefully looking for key words that help reveal what they expect you to realize in determining the answer.

These margin notes illustrate how easy it can be to get several answers in a row simply by taking a systematic approach.

This can easily help you get 10-15 questions correct on the exam and put you over the top.

 

Can symphonic mnemonics help me even if I am tone deaf and can only read bass cleft sheet music?

Pediatrics Symphonic Mnemonics is simply a book of mnemonics, which are based on acronyms that are descriptive.  These mnemonics are not just easy to remember, they are impossible to forget.

I zipped through Zitelli, do I also need your “Pictures worth 100 points?

Our illustrative atlas is an excellent supplement text for Zitelli or other complete atlas’s. We show you how to approach imaging studies and photos you will likely be presented with on the exam.

We point out important features of these illustrations and x-rays to focus on and how to differentiate similar appearing graphics.

Often knowing these differences can earn you the 100 points needed to push you over the top

How is Laughing Your Way to Passing the Neurology Boards different than Other Neurology Board Review Books on the Market? 

We have applied the same critically acclaimed formula to our neurology board review book that we applied to our popular pediatric board review series. This resulted in our rapidly becoming one of the most popular neurology board review books for preparing for the RITE and neurology board exams.

The material includes mnemonics that go beyond making the material easy to remember, by making them impossible to forget. Laughing Your Way to Passing the Neurology Boards is written in our popular conversational irreverent style that feels like a good friend is coaching you rather than dredging your way through a dusty textbook. 

The material is presented with margin icons indicating how the phrasing of questions reveals the answers and tricks that can lead you to choose the wrong answer. Additional information can be found in our look inside feature

In addition, each chapter includes a quiz to help gauge how well you have mastered the material and identifies areas that need additional review. 

What IS the deal with the package deal?

Each of our titles is available individually or as a part of a package deal. Many of our reader have told us that they found that the books all work off each other and synergize effective study and review. 

WE therefore put together package deals that make it more economical to purchase the books together.

How is Laughing Your Way to Passing the Neonatology Boards Questions and Answers different than other neonatology board review on the market? 

Laughing Your Way to Passing the Neonatology Boards Questions and Answers includes 250 Questions and detailed answers written in our popular conversational irreverent style that feels like you are being coached by a good friend rather than dredging your way through a dusty textbook.  Many of the explanations include our margin icons indicating how the phrasing of question reveals the answers and tricks that can lead you to choose the wrong answer. Additional information can be found in our look inside feature

Can you guarantee that I will pass if I buy your books?

We don’t believe we can guarantee you will pass the boards by purchasing our books. For one thing you have to actually read and implement the recommended strategies.

What we can guarantee is that if you use our material diligently whether you are interested in:

Pediatrics Board Review

Neonatology Board Review

Neurology Board Review

RITE Review

Pediatric In-Training Review

MOC/Recertification review

Our titles will help you pass the boards and will definitely “ Take the Boredom out of Board Review” ®

How long will it take to process and receive my book?

Once your order is placed, it will usually ship out within 24 business hours. Shipping will then enter the tracking number at the end of the business day and you will receive the tracking number via email. If you have not yet received an email and it has been over 2 business days please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Please note that weekends and holidays are not counted in this time estimate.

Where can I get an invoice for reimbursement

We would be more than happy to make a paid invoice up for you if needed. Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.