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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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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.

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All Clinical/EBM Databases

Recommended Resources

Research Articles

Key Textbooks

Recommended

Review

Readings

Abdominal Pain

Arthritis

Asthma

Cardiovascular

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Dementia

Depression & Anxiety

Dermatology

Diabetes

Dizziness

Dyslipidemia

Ethics

Eye

Fibromyalgia

Gastrointestinal

Gout

  • Neogi, T. (2011). Clinical practice. Gout. The New England Journal of Medicine, 364(5), 443-452.

  • Wilson, J. (2010). In the clinic. Gout. Annals Of Internal Medicine, 152(3), ITC21. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-152-3-201002020-01002

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 EA. In the clinic. Migraine. Ann Intern Med. 2013 Nov 5;159(9):ITC5-1, ITC5-2, ITC5-3, ITC5-4, ITC5-5, ITC5-6, ITC5-7, ITC5-8, ITC5-9, ITC5-10, ITC5-11, ITC5-12, ITC5-13, ITC5-14, ITC5-15; quiz ITC5-16. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-159-9-201311050-01005. Review. PubMed PMID: 24189604.

Hematuria

HIV

Hypertension

Immunizations

LGBT

Low Back Pain

Musculoskeletal

Neurology

  • Mattison M. (2020). In the Clinic. Delirium. Annals of internal medicine, 173(7), ITC49–ITC64. https://doi.org/10.7326/AITC202010060
  • Cucchiara B, Kasner SE. In the clinic. Transient ischemic attack. Ann Intern Med. 2011 Jan 4;154(1):ITC11-15; quiz ITC1-16. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-154-1-201101040-01001. Review. PubMed PMID: 21200033.
  • Chou KL. (2012). In the clinic. Parkinson disease. Ann Intern Med. 2012 Nov 6;157(9):ITC5-1 - ITC5-16. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-157-9-20121106-01005. Review. PubMed PMID: 23128879.

Obesity

Osteoporosis

Palliative Care

  • Swetz KM, Kamal AH. In the clinic. Palliative care. Ann Intern Med. 2012 Feb 7;156(3):ITC2-1, TC2-2, TC2-3, TC2-4, TC2-5, TC2-6, TC2-7, TC2-8, TC2-9, TC2-10, TC2-11, TC2-12, TC2-13, TC2-14, TC2-15; quiz TC2-16. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-156-3-201202070-01002. Review. PubMed PMID: 22312158.

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

Respiratory

Seizure

Sleep Disorders

  • Masters PA. (2014). In the clinic. Insomnia. Ann Intern Med. 2014 Oct 7;161(7):ITC1-15; quiz ITC16. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-161-7-201410070-01004. Review. PubMed PMID: 25285559.
  • Balachandran JS, Patel SR. In the clinic. Obstructive sleep apnea. Ann Intern Med. 2014 Nov 4;161(9):ITC1-15; quiz ITC16. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-161-9-201411040-01005. Review. PubMed PMID: 25364899.
  • 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

  • McDermott MT. In the clinic. Hypothyroidism. Ann Intern Med. 2009 Dec 1;151(11):ITC61. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-151-11-200912010-01006. Review. PubMed PMID: 19949140.
  • 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

  • Schwartz BS, Larocque RC, Ryan ET. In the clinic. Travel medicine. Ann Intern Med. 2012 Jun 5;156(11):ITC6-1, ITC6-2, ITC6-3, ITC6-4, ITC6-5, ITC6-6, ITC6-7, ITC6-8, ITC6-9, ITC6-10, ITC6-11, ITC6-12, ITC6-13, ITC6-14, ITC6-15; quiz ITC6-16. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-156-11-201206050-01006. Review. PubMed PMID: 22665823.

Urinary Tract Infections

  • Gupta K, Trautner B. In the clinic. Urinary tract infection. Ann Intern Med. 2012 Mar 6;156(5):ITC3-1-ITC3-15; quiz ITC3-16. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-156-5-201203060-01003. Review. PubMed PMID: 22393148.

Vaginitis

Women's Health

Apps

DynaMed app
DynaMed
Clinical Care
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Description: Access drug, disease, and diagnostic information.
Access: Courtesy of Himmelfarb Library.
Instructions: Access DynaMed, then click on 'Sign in' followed by 'Register now' and create a personal DynaMed account. Next, open the DynaMed app, select Sign in, and provide your personal DynaMed username and password.

Electronic Preventive Services Selector

Description: Identifies primary care preventive services for specific patients based on age, sex, tobacco use, and sexually active based on current recommendations from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF). 
Access: Free
Instructions: Download the app.

Medscape

Description: Drug, condition and procedure information plus tools including drug interaction checker, calculators, and pill identifier. 
Access: Free
Instructions: Download the app then create free personal login/password to access.  Users may use the app as a web app (i.e. requires WiFi connection to use) or download data to device (i.e. will work regardless of WiFi connection).

Clerkship Contacts

Clerkship Director

Chavon Onumah, MD
conumah@mfa.gwu.edu
202-677-6994

Clerkship Coordinator

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

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