The Massachusetts General Hospital Handbook of Internal Medicine. Excellent for rotations. Has something about everything and I found that it contains a lot of information that will be covered on boards and exams. Also good for those who are practicing, all of the residents I worked with at my first job carried this book and a student who was rotating with me also had it, I was sold and used some of my CME money from my first job to purchase. Runs about $50. Totally worth it.
They make a book for every specialty. I have the Hospitalist one and I love it. I can’t say I spent more than $15 dollars. I use this more than the pocket medicine as it has 95% of the things I look up. I’ve also browsed through the cardiology, critical care, emergency medicine versions and thought they were all worth while purchases.
EMRA Antibiotic Guide
I bought one of these as a student and it was an excellent $30 spent…until it got stolen. I have yet to purchase another, but it is definitely on my list. It is broken down by system and then disease that you are treating. The only manual I didn’t really care for of the Tarascon products was their Pharmacopedia. I think it was because I used the EMRA prior to and was spoiled. That being said the EMRA only covers antibiotics, so you won’t find cardiology or diabetic medications– just an FYI.