You should have a general textbook for your nightly reading. If used like a textbook (by accessing expert cards), Aquifer cases can substitute. The textbooks with an asterisk are acceptable textbooks.
- First Exposure to Internal Medicine: Hospital Medicine, McGraw-Hill Professional; 1 edition (February 9, 2007)
Dr. Harrell edited this book so is obviously biased. We also have a set of 10 copies available for check-out.
- IM Essentials for Clerkship Students, ACP/DCIM
This book can be purchased as a set with the MKSAP question book at a discount rate.
- Harrison’s Principles of Internal Medicine, 18th Edition, McGraw Hill , New York, 2001.
This is good for in-depth reading. Available free online through HSC Library.
- Symptom to Diagnosis/an Evidence-based Guide, McGraw-Hill Medical (2005). Stern, Scott D., Altkorn, Diane, Cifu, Adam
- Problem Solving in Clinical Medicine From Data to Diagnosis, 3rd Ed., Paul Cutler; Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins: Philadelphia 1998,
This is a book entirely of cases with questions and answers to help teach clinical reasoning. This was recommended by other students.
- Infectious Disease in 30 Days, Frederick S. Southwick, McGraw Hill,
This book is great for an ID elective. The first chapter is an excellent overview of antibiotics.
- The Art and Science of Bedside Diagnosis, 4th Ed, Joseph D. Sapira; Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins, Baltimore, 2000,
This is the gold standard for advanced physical diagnosis. It is a good reference book if you have an interest in physical examination skills.
- Evidenced-based Physical Diagnosis, Steven McGee; Saunders, Philadelphia, 2001
This is just what the title implies a wonderful look at the evidence behind the various parts of the phyiscal exam and it is pocket sized.
- Color Atlas and Text of Clinical Medicine, 3rd Ed. CD Forbes & WF Jackson, Mosby, 2003,
This fun book has great pictures of interesting physical exam findings.
Pocket Guides/Study Guides
One of the study guides is required (student’s choice, highlighted books are most popular). Sanford Antibiotic guide and a guide to medications are required (epocrates is acceptable electronic resource).
- Pocket Medicine: The Massachusetts General Hospital Handbook of Internal Medicine (Pocket Notebook Series) (Paperback), Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; 3 edition (August 1, 2007)
This is most popular with UF students.
- Guide to Internal Medicine, Paauw, Mosby: St. Louis, 1999.
Study guide written by Clerkship Directors with practice cases for each section.
- Ferri, Care of the Medical Patient
- The Washington Manual
- Sanford, Guide to Antimicrobial Therapy
Highly recommended though somewhat awkward to use. This is what most faculty use to help select antibiotics.
- Sanford, Guide to HIV/AIDS Therapy
- Tarascon Pocket Pharmacopoeia 2006
This is highly useful particularly if you don’t have a PDA. This is what most faculty use to look up drug dosing.
Facts and Formulas
- Lange Pocket Guide to Diagnostic Tests, 5th Edition, McGraw Hill, Philadelphia, 2007.
This is a very practical book of laboratory test interpretation with differentials for abnormal tests. (You may want to check it out of the library.)
- MKSAP for Students, ACP-ASIM (order online http://www.acponline.org/catalog/)
This is a book of practice questions written by the same people who write the shelf exam. Generally, a free copy is available to Jax students. (Check with Dr. Palacio’s office.)
- First Aid for the Medicine Clerkship, Third Edition, McGraw Hill, Philadelphia, 2010.
Many mnemonics, no practice questions
Faith T. Fitzgerald, MD
- The Care of the Patient
Francis W. Peabody, MD
- Afterword: Suggestions for Becoming a Positive Deviant
Atul Gawande, MD