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!

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

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.

For more information or to contact the author, visit https://www.outskirtspress.com/alertmedicalseries5

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Self-Publishing Author Spotlight: Andrew Olearchyk, MD

At Outskirts Press, Inc., we take great pride in celebrating the work of our successful self-publishing authors, and we do so each week through our Self-Publishing Author Spotlight. This week we highlight self-publishing author Andrew Olearchyk, MD, who has published four successful titles with Outskirts Press.

Learn more about Andrew Olearchyk, MD, his medical background and how his extensive experience has translated into his published works through this week’s Self-Publishing Author Spotlight.

authorAbout the Author:

Andrew S. Olearchyk, MD graduated from Medical University of Warsaw (1953-61), completed rotating internship (1961-62) at the Сity Hospital in Starachowice, training with certification for the 1st degree specialization in anesthesiology (1962-64) and general surgery (1962-65) at the City Hospital in Starachowice and at the Voi. Hospital in Kielce, Poland. He became a US citizen on Sep. 20, 1972. Dr. Olearchyk completed his rotating internship at Memorial Hospital (1967-68) in Pawtucket, Rhode Island, residency in general surgery (1968-73) at Graduate Hospital in Philadelphia, and at Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, and residency in thoracic and cardiovascular surgery (TCVS, 1980-82) at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (PA).

Andrew Olearchyk, MD is licensed to practice medicine and surgery in PA (1970-2010), Ohio (OH, 1974-77), North Carolina (1977-80) and New Jersey (NJ, 1978-present). Diplomate of the American Board of Surgery (1976-87) and the American Board of Thoracic (and Cardiac) Surgery (1983-2023), practiced general surgery in Philadelphia (1973-74), Dayton, OH (1974-77), TCVS – in NJ and Philadelphia (1982-2007). Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (1984 – present) and Honorary Member of the Association of Cardiovascular Surgeons of Ukraine (1996 – present).

He wrote 213 publications, including papers, monographs and books and contributed to the knowledge of general surgery, urology, anesthesiology, TCVS. He also introduced his own techniques or its modifications into cardiac and vascular surgery.

He is married to Renata M. Sharan, who is an Ukrainian-American sociologist. Their children are Christina, Roman and Adrian.

Andrew Olearchyk, MD  enjoys vegetarian food, running 5 miles once or twice a week, swimming and skiing.

cover-11A Surgeon’s Universe: Volume 1

“A Surgeon’s Universe” by Andrew S. Olearchyk, MD, is unique because it is composed in the form intermediate between encyclopedia, memoirs, medicine and documented reportage…honest, wise, intelligent, professional…This produces an optimal balance and beams on the very attractive personality of the author devoted to the truth, meticulous, humane and professionally dexterous. The author and his family team are looking out and talking with a reader from every page… (Evgenii V. Kolesov, MD). The 1st volume’s time period stretches from antiquity to the 3rd quarter of the 20th century, depicts the most important events of mankind that are the beginning of writing, the domestication of the horse, Christianization, laying out the heliocentric system of the creation of the Solar system and the Universe, discovery of America, the circumnavigation of the Earth, the development of modern transportation, the fission of the atomic nucleus, World War (WW) I and II, and on the personal level, the author’s childhood, maturity and the beginning of studies of medicine.

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Format: 8.5 x 11 Color Paperback, 741 pages
Publisher: Outskirts Press (Aug 31, 2016)
ISBN10: 1478771488
ISBN13: 9781478771487
Genre: MEDICAL / Surgery / Genera


cover-12A Surgeon’s Universe: Volume 2

The 2nd volume of A Surgeon’s Universe encompasses the 3rd and the 4th quarters of the 20th century, marked by the development of modern medicine and the beginning of space exploration, culminating in man’s landing on the Moon, the author’s graduation from the medical university, postgraduate internship, specialization / residency and practice in anesthesia, general surgery and TCVS.

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Format: 8.5 x 11 Color Paperback, 736 pages
Publisher: Outskirts Press (Aug 31, 2016)
ISBN10: 1478771453
ISBN13: 9781478771456
Genre: MEDICAL / Reference


cover-13A Surgeon’s Universe: Volume 3

The 3rd volume of A Surgeon’s Universe depicts the events of the last quarter of the 20th century, illuminates the development of noninvasive and robotic surgery, deep space exploration, continuation of the practice in TCVS, the emergence of Independent Ukraine (1991) after 335 years of the Russian yoke. The 4th volume describes events of the first quarter of the 21th century when we witnessed further improvement in noninvasive and hybrid TCVS, progress in exploration of the deep space. The undeclared hybrid war by Communist-Nazi Russian Federation (RF) against Ukraine in 2014-15 included invasion and annexation of Ukraine’s Crimea, the Russian-Ukrainian War in eastern Ukraine in order to grasp more territories. Thus Communist-Nazi RF, like Nazi Germany in 1938-42 broke the existing international laws and treaties.

Product details…
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Format: 8.5 x 11 Color Paperback, 796 pages
Publisher: Outskirts Press (Aug 31, 2016)
ISBN10: 147877147X
ISBN13: 9781478771470
Genre: MEDICAL / Surgery / General

cover-14A Surgeon’s Universe: Volume 4

The 4th volume of A Surgeon’s Universe describes events of the first quarter of the 21th century when we witnessed further improvement in noninvasive and hybrid TCVS, progress in exploration of the deep space. The undeclared hybrid war by Communist-Nazi Russian Federation (RF) against Ukraine in 2014-15 included invasion and annexation of Ukraine’s Crimea, the Russian-Ukrainian War in eastern Ukraine in order to grasp more territories. Thus Communist-Nazi RF, like Nazi Germany in 1938-42 broke the existing international laws and treaties.

Product details…
Paperback
Format: 8.5 x 11 Color Paperback, 730 pages
Publisher: Outskirts Press (Sep 01, 2016)
ISBN10: 1478771461
ISBN13: 9781478771463
Genre: MEDICAL / Surgery / General

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