Acing the GI Board Exam: The Ultimate Crunch-Time Resource, Second Edition

Brennan Spiegel, MD

  • $99.95
  • ISBN 10 1617116416
  • ISBN 13 978-1617116414
  • 280 pp Soft Cover
  • Pub. Date: 2015
  • Order# 76414

Acing the GI Board Exam: The Ultimate Crunch-Time Resource has been updated into a Second Edition

The Second Edition contains new vignettes, a discussion on MOC exam, and discussion on test relevancy for residency rotations!



The Acing GI Board Exam Series is now also available as a subscription website. Visit for more details.

In today’s fast-paced world, gastroenterology and hepatology residents and fellows struggle to find the time to study for the board exams, prepare for the recertification exam, prepare for teaching rounds, or just plain read. What is the best way to effectively prepare and study, if reading multiple resources can’t seem to fit into your daily schedule?

The answer to your study questions (and study time!) can be found inside the newly updated Second Edition of Acing the GI Board Exam: The Ultimate Crunch-Time Resource!

Why You Will Need to Read Acing the GI Board Exam, Second Edition:
New! 41 new and carefully vetted Board-style vignettes with color images
New! Brief discussion on the MOC exam
New! Discussion on test relevancy for residency rotations
• Comprehensive yet succinct answers using a high-yield format
• Emphasis on key clinical pearls and “Board buzzwords”
• Answers to classic Board “threshold values” questions that you need to know but always seem to forget
• Rapid-fire, crunch-time exam with 200 classic one-liners

Dr. Brennan Spiegel has collected every pearl of wisdom, high-yield factlet, "Board buzzword," micrograph, and classic imaging study he could muster, all while keeping Acing the GI Board Exam: The Ultimate Crunch-Time Resource, Second Edition a manageable size.

Acing the GI Board Exam, Second Edition fills the unmet need in board review by presenting time-tested and high-yield information in a rational, useful, and contextually appropriate format suitable studying for the Board exams and preparing for the recertification exam.

Chapters Include:
• A compilation of general lessons learned from past test-takers
• “Tough Stuff” board review vignettes
• Board review “Clinical Threshold Values”
• “Crunch-Time” Self-Test and Answer Guide—time to get your game on!

With its focus on pearl after pearl, emphasis on images, and attention to high-yield “tough stuff” vignettes you don’t know the answers to (yet), Acing the GI Board Exam, Second Edition is truly the ultimate crunch-time resource for acing the GI and Hepatology examination, taking recertifying examinations, looking good on clerkship rounds, or for just challenging yourself with interesting and entertaining vignettes. 


The Acing GI Board Exam Series is now also available as a subscription website. Visit for more details.

About the Author
Note About the Second Edition 

Chapter 1 A Compilation of Lessons Learned From Taking the GI Boards 
Chapter 2 Pearls of Wisdom for Board Preparation and Earning MOC Points
Chapter 3 “Tough Stuff” Vignettes 
Chapter 4 Board Review “Clinical Threshold Values” 
Chapter 5 “Crunch-Time” Self-Test—Time to Get Your Game On  

Appendix A Answers to “Crunch-Time” Self-Test
Appendix B “Crunch-Time” Self-Test Scoring Guide 

Subject Index

Brennan Spiegel, MD, MSHS is Professor of Medicine and Public Health and Director of Health Services Research at Cedars-Sinai Health System in Los Angeles, California. In addition to practicing general gastroenterology, he has a clinical and academic focus in irritable bowel syndrome, acid reflux disease, dyspepsia, and other functional gastrointestinal disorders. In addition to authoring the Acing series of Board review textbooks, Dr. Spiegel has published numerous book chapters, abstracts, editorials, and more than 130 articles in peer-reviewed journals. He serves on the Advisory Board of Editors for Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology and the Editorial Board for Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics, and he is associate editor for the American Journal of Gastroenterology.

In addition to his focus on digestive disorders, Dr. Spiegel studies how digital innovations can improve the value of health care by strengthening patient-doctor bonds and bringing greater efficiency to the delivery of clinical services. His team of investigators at the Cedars-Sinai Center for Outcomes Research and Education (CS-CORE) seeks to transform the way patients, doctors, and hospitals communicate through wearable biosensors that track patients’ vital signs and activities both in the hospital and at home, transmitting data to electronic medical records. His team develops computer programs and mobile health applications that allow patients to explain their medical histories online at home, saving time and providing up-to-date information for doctors. The team also explores social media and telemedicine as clinical communication tools. Dr. Spiegel is a member of several professional organizations and is a fellow of the American College of Gastroenterology, the American Gastroenterological Association, and the Rome Foundation.

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