Internal Medicine Essentials for Students: A Companion to MKSAP for Students 5
Internal Medicine Essentials for Students is a collaborative project of the American College of Physicians (ACP) and the Clerkship Directors in Internal Medicine (CDIM), the organization of individuals responsible for teaching internal medicine to medical students. The purpose of Internal Medicine Essentials is to provide medical students with an authoritative educational resource that can be used to augment learning during the third year internal medicine clerkship.
Internal Medicine Essentials for Students is enhanced with additional materials, such as clinical photographs, tables, screening tools and other instruments that are accessible at this Internet site. Access to this compendium of clinical resources is available, free, to the public and is not dependent upon purchasing the textbook.
The content of the textbook and this electronic enhancement is based upon two evidence-based resources provided by the ACP: the Medical Knowledge Self-Assessment Program (MKSAP) and the Physician Information and Education Resource (PIER).
The Physicians' Information and Education Resource (PIER), published by the American College of Physicians, is evidence-based clinical guidance presented electronically in a unique format that provides rapid access to clinical information at the point of care by physicians and other health care providers. In addition to diseases, PIER covers topics in legal medicine and ethics, complementary/alternative medicine, common procedures, and screening and prevention. Other features include extensive links to other high quality material useful to practice and a comprehensive drug resource. PIER is a free resource for American College of Physicians members.