This post is super, duper over due – which is why I decided to combine my typical “what’s in my pocket” and “EOR study tools” into one, longer post! Also, the Behavioral Medicine EOR exam tends to be thought of as easier end of rotation exam, and I really only used just a few resources for studying and no real pocket resources.
I ended up loving my Behavioral Medicine rotation, which was a shock to me! I’m not a huge lover of emotions (I tend to feel super uncomfortable) and I was at a children’s hospital, so it could be kind of emotionally distressing. I was on a Consult / Liaison service. So basically the different medicine teams would consult us throughout the day on patient’s that they thought had need for some sort of behavioral medicine services. A lot of the cases were consulted on were steaming from concerns of depression or anxiety related to their medical conditions, but we also ended up blocking a lot of consults. Seeing this in action really helped me understand the need for a concise (and real) reason behind calling a consult, and not just calling one to throw the kitchen sink at an illness.
So here are some of the resources I ended up using (and a few that my classmates have told me are amazing).