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MS3 Clerkships: Information Resources: Primary Care

Information resources for clinical clerkships for 3rd year medical students.

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AccessMedicine

Full-text collection includes clinical and basic science information, guidelines, patient education, etc.

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Evidence-based, point-of-care drug and disease information.

ClinicalKey

Integrated clinical information tool searches extensive full-text holdings for clinical answers in journal articles, books, and videos.  Searchable by keyword as well as disease, finding, procedure or drug.  Published by Elsevier.  2007 - Present.

 

All Clinical/EBM Databases

Clerkship Contacts

Clerkship Director

Mia Marcus, MD
mmarcus@mfa.gwu.edu

Clerkship Coordinator

Keyana Askew
kaskew@mfa.gwu.edu
202-677-6277

Key Textbooks

Recommended

Review

Recommended Resources

Readings

Abdominal Pain

Asthma

Cardiovascular

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Dementia

Depression & Anxiety

Dermatology

Diabetes

Dizziness

Dyslipidemia

Ethics

Eye

Fibromyalgia

Gastrointestinal

Headache

  • Hainer BL, Matheson EM. (2013). Approach to acute headache in adults. Am Fam Physician. 2013 May 15;87(10):682-7. Review. PubMed PMID: 23939446.
  • MacGregor, E. A. (2017). Migraine. Annals of Internal Medicine, 166(7), ITC49-ITC64. doi:10.7326/AITC201704040 [doi]

Health Equity

Hematuria

HIV

Hypertension

Immunizations

LGBT

Low Back Pain

Musculoskeletal

Neurology

Obesity

Osteoporosis

Palliative Care

  • Swetz, K. M., & Kamal, A. H. (2018). Palliative care. Annals of Internal Medicine, 168(5), ITC33-ITC48. doi:10.7326/AITC201803060 [doi]

Perioperative Evaluation

Plantar Fasciitis

  • Young C. In the clinic. Plantar fasciitis. Ann Intern Med. 2012 Jan 3;156(1 Pt 1):ITC1-1, ITC1-2, ITC1-3, ITC1-4, ITC1-5, ITC1-6, ITC1-7, ITC1-8, ITC1-9, ITC1-10, ITC1-11, ITC1-12, ITC1-13, ITC1-14, ITC1-15; quiz ITC1-16. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-156-1-201201030-01001. Review. PubMed PMID: 22213510.

Prevention

Renal

  • Drawz P, Rahman M. Chronic kidney disease. Ann Intern Med. 2015 Jun 2;162(11):ITC1-16. doi: 10.7326/AITC201506020. Review. PubMed PMID: 26030647.
  • Bishop K, Momah T, Ricks J. Nephrolithiasis. Prim Care. 2020 Dec;47(4):661-671. doi: 10.1016/j.pop.2020.08.005. Epub 2020 Sep 23. PMID: 33121635.

Respiratory

Seizure

Sleep Disorders

  • Sutton, E. L. (2021). Insomnia. Annals of Internal Medicine, 174(3), ITC33-ITC48. doi:10.7326/AITC202103160 [doi]
  • Patel, S. R. (2019). Obstructive sleep apnea. Annals of Internal Medicine, 171(11), ITC81-ITC96. doi:10.7326/AITC201912030 [doi]
  • Bertisch S. In the Clinic. Restless Legs Syndrome. Ann Intern Med. 2015 Nov 3;163(9):ITC1-11. doi: 10.7326/AITC201511030. Review. PubMed PMID: 26524584.

Smoking Cessation

  • Centers for Disease Control & Prevention. (2015). How to Quit Smoking. Retrieved from http://www.cdc.gov/tobacco/quit_smoking/how_to_quit/index.htm
  • Patel MS, Steinberg MB. In the Clinic. Smoking Cessation. Ann Intern Med. 2016 Mar 1;164(5):ITC33-ITC48. doi: 10.7326/AITC201603010. PubMed PMID: 26926702.

Substance Abuse

  • Pace CA, Samet JH. Substance Use Disorders. Ann Intern Med. 2016 Apr 5;164(7):ITC49-ITC64. doi: 10.7326/AITC201604050. PubMed PMID: 27043992.
  • Edelman EJ, Fiellin DA. In the Clinic. Alcohol Use. Ann Intern Med. 2016 Jan 5;164(1):ITC1-16. doi: 10.7326/AITC201601050. Review. PubMed PMID: 26747315; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4753068.

Thyroid

  • Wilson, S. A., & Stem, L. A. & Bruehlman, R. D. (2021). Hypothyroidism: diagnosis and treatment. American family physician, 103(10), 605-613.
  • McDermott MT. Hyperthyroidism. Ann Intern Med. 2012 Jul 3;157(1):ITC1-16. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-157-1-20120703-01001. Review. PubMed PMID: 22751778.

Travel Medicine

  • Leung, D. T., LaRocque, R. C., & Ryan, E. T. (2018). Travel medicine. Annals of Internal Medicine, 168(1), ITC1-ITC16. doi:10.7326/AITC201801020 [doi]

Urinary Tract Infections

  • Gupta, K., Grigoryan, L., & Trautner, B. (2017). Urinary tract infection. Annals of Internal Medicine, 167(7), ITC49-ITC64. doi:10.7326/AITC201710030 [doi]

Vaginitis

Women's Health

Apps

DynaMed app
DynaMed
Clinical Care
Free via Himmelfarb


Description: Access drug, disease, and diagnostic information.
Access: Courtesy of Himmelfarb Library.
Tip: For continuous access to the app, sign in to DynaMed's web platform using your personal login/password at least once every six months.

Prevention TaskForce
Clinical Care
Free


Description: Supports primary care clinicians in identifying the screening, counseling, and preventive medication services that are appropriate for their patients.

Medscape
Clinical Care
Free


Description: Drug, condition and procedure information plus tools including drug interaction checker, calculators, and pill identifier. 
 

Research Articles

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