Printed Resources: Textbooks/Pocket Guides/Study Guides


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
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.) We have 10 books and 10 CD’s that can be checked out.

First Aid for the Medicine Clerkship, Third Edition, McGraw Hill, Philadelphia, 2010.
Many mnemonics, no practice questions

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