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Primer to the Internal Medicine Clerkship

Designed to provide “tried and true” approaches to help students succeed on the internal medicine clerkship, CDIM’s Primer to the Internal Medicine Clerkship, Second Edition is now freely available for distribution to students starting their clerkships. The Primer addresses subjects such as performing histories and physical examinations, building differential diagnoses, working productively with outpatient preceptors, and exemplifying professionalism. CDIM encourages wide distribution and reproduction of the Primer; an Adobe Acrobat version is available below. A Microsoft Word version, suitable for tailoring for individual clerkships, is also available.

Download Primer 2.0 (PDF)

Download Primer 2.0 (MS Word)