Internal Medicine Alert II by Ala Sarraj, MD

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Author Ala Sarraj is taking his latest book Internal Medicine Alert II, on tour — a Virtual Book Tour with Outskirts Press. This will allow Ala to take his book into the far corners of the globe, all from the comfort of his own home! Keep an eye out for Ala’s book as he will be featured on several blogs over the weeks and months ahead!

Luckily for us, Ala was kind enough to answer a few questions as the tour was getting started so that we can give you a sneak peek into the mind of the creator of Internal Medicine Alert II.

OP: Tell us a little bit about Internal Medicine Alert II. What is it about?

Ala: Review and test prep in high yield format.

OP: Why did you decide to write this story?

Ala: I felt there was a dire need to cut short the time for test and review preparation and more importantly the time to assimilate and acquire knowledge in those fields.

OP: How did you get your book published?

Ala: Through self-publishing Outskirts Press in 2016 and revised in 2018. Planning on revision every 2-3 years.

OP: What types of readers would be interested in this story?

Ala: Internal Medicine residents, physicians and midlevel’s not to forget medical students as well.

OP: What is special about your book?

Ala: It’s special because of its unique setup to reflect simple and effective random notes creating strong line of mental associations in the facts that is set up like flash cards especially in the e-version format.

OP: What differentiates your book from other books?

Ala: From other series is its simplicity and high yield effectiveness in acquisition and fast recollection of all facts.

OP: Have you published any other books?

Ala: This book is part of Alert Medical Series (a 9 book series covering the fields of Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine and USMLE).

OP: Do you plan to publish more?

Ala: Yes, I plan to publish more of this type of medical books not to mention revisions every 2-3 years, to stress the need for high yield effective medical knowledge trimming the unnecessary ‘fat’ of “would be, could be, to be determined, and alike,” And unwanted interjections.

OP: Thanks for your time, Ala! We look forward to learning more about you as you visit other bloggers!


The Author: Ala Sarraj, MD, American board certified in Emergency Medicine and Internal Medicine. He graduated from Damascus Univ. Med. School / Syria. Trained at Georgetown Univ. Dept. of Medicine / DC General hospital, Washington, DC, and Rush Univ. Med. center / Chicago. Dr. Sarraj is a full-time emergency medicine physician in Chicago metropolitan area since 1991. The Editor: The series was reviewed and edited by Maggy Shamekh, MD. A graduate, residency trained and holding master’s degree of family medicine from Cairo Univ. Med. School / Egypt. Performed collaboration research work between Cairo Univ. cancer institute and MD Anderson cancer center, Houston / Texas. Worked for the WHO for the eradication of polio in the Middle East. Dr. Shamekh is a diplomat in health care quality management from the American Univ. / Cairo.

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